EUREKA – Eureka College’s Nikki Tye has been selected as the regional representative for Alpha Phi Omega’s National Student Advisory Committee.
Tye, a junior, is currently the president of the Eureka College chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States. Since 1925, more than 500,000 Alpha Phi Omega members on over 375 campuses have provided more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.
“I am very excited and honored to be chosen as the area representative for the organization,” Tye said. “Alpha Phi Omega has given so much to me and has helped me to discover my passion for service. It is exciting to be able to give back to the organization that has given me so much joy and so many opportunities.”
At Eureka, Tye is a junior biology major with a minor in environmental science. Upon graduation next May, the Kewanee native plans to continue her education by getting her master’s degree. In addition to Alpha Phi Omega, Tye also serves as the director of EC4Dax, a service organization partnering with the Dax Foundation and St. Jude’s, as well as secretary of Pre-Professional Health Society, and the ritualist for the Delta Zeta sorority's Pi chapter.
The National Student Advisory Committee of Alpha Phi Omega is made up of student representatives from each of the fraternity's 18 administrative regions to provide direct student input to the national president, national vice president, and national executive director on matters of organizational governance and strategic planning. Students who are selected to serve in this capacity represent the voices of the over 19,000 student members from more than 360 chapters across the country. Seats on the National Student Advisory Committee are allocated based on the number of chapters in their region. Tye will be serving as the student representative for the 20 chapters at colleges and universities across Central Illinois, Northern Illinois and the Greater Chicagoland Area.
It is the vision of Alpha Phi Omega to be the premier, inclusive, campus-based, leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community.
Through its mission of preparing campus and community leaders through service, Alpha Phi Omega is committed to bringing together college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and of the Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship and to provide Service to humanity; and further the freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage. Founded on the Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization.