Over the weekend, the Central Plains Region held their annual regional conference hosted by Xi Chapter at the University of Oklahoma. The region consists of: the University of Oklahoma (Xi), the University of Central Oklahoma (Beta Eta), Oklahoma State University (Beta Nu), and Kansas State University Colony.
The conference kicked off on Friday night with a stroll practice session to get the region united and loose for the weekend. Saturday morning began with check in and breakfast along with introductions by Xi Chapter President, Chris Coronado and Central Plains Regional Director, Oscar Veliz.
The conference had several presentation topics ranging from financial management to regional unity. Many of the brothers were excited about was, “How to make to your presence known” session presented by Xi undergraduate brothers Juan Morales and Abraham Arredondo. This workshop was a great opportunity for brothers to share ideas and discuss how entities can enhance their brand on their campus.
As sexual violence incidents continue to be a major issue on college campuses, the fraternity has been proactive ensuring that their members are well informed. Tanner Condley of OU’s Office of Student Misconduct hosted the Title IX session to inform and encourage the attendees to be leaders in addressing sexual violence at their campuses.
The regional conference finished up on Sunday with the awards banquet. Beta Nu Chapter took home the Chapter of the Year award while Xi Chapter won Most Improved Chapter and Community Service awards. Chris Coronado received the Brother of the Year award.
The Central Plains Region are looking forward to having at least one more regional event this year. Kansas State Colony will be hosting the annual brotherhood weekend “Pigroast” in the fall.