Marking a successful end to his first year as Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at FIU, Stephen Dominy was recently granted the Advisor Award of Distinction at the North American Interfraternity Conference.
The award recognizes exceptional commitment to advising a fraternity chapter, Interfraternity Council or fraternity/sorority community. Each recipient demonstrates dedication to guiding and mentoring the fraternity members with whom they work, and exemplifies the highest standards of character, leadership and interfraternalism both personally and professionally. Among this year’s six awardees, Dominy is the only campus-based professional to receive the recognition; all others serve as advisors of individual fraternity or sorority chapters at their respective universities.
“When I received the news, I felt a sense of humility and honor, and teared up a bit. You never see yourself as doing this work for recognition. We do this work not because it is easy, but because it is hard work. We strive daily hoping to make a difference. The long hours and countless conversations mean something with an honor like this,” Dominy said.
Dominy’s numerous achievements in the past year include the launch of a $1.5 million alumni fundraising campaign to support the growth and development of Fraternity and Sorority Life, as well as an emphasis on outreach and education on hazing prevention.
"We are all so proud of Stephen as he receives this much deserved recognition for his service to enhancing the collegiate fraternity and sorority experience,” said Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Charlie Andrews. “Since joining our team here at FIU, Stephen has demonstrated his commitment to our students, chapters, and alumni, and I am confident that his efforts will take our community to new heights."
Dominy says he is inspired by the former students he has seen go on to make a difference in their professions and the community.
“This honor is for them. The students, alumni, and others that believe in the endless possibilities rather than seeing the impossible hurdles. My hope is that this continues to ignite passion for FIU students to turn their fraternity and sorority experience into something more – to allow fraternity and sorority life to be the most transformative collegiate experience,” he said.