Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Southeastern Louisiana University has received the Hugh Shields Flag, presented to the top 10 chapters across the United States.

The Shields flag is the highest award the national fraternity can bestow upon a chapter and is based on overall performance and programming in the areas of academics, finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service and alumni relations, a news release said.

The award marks the 16th time the chapter has been named among the fraternity’s top 10.

The chapter conducted a number of community service projects during 2015, including involvement in charitable causes such as Relay for Life, Adopt-a-School, the Hammond, Louisiana Police Union Ball and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the fraternity’s national philanthropy, chapter President Justin Archote, of Independence, said.

Campus service included work at the Southeastern Laboratory School, Chefs Evening, Champagne Bingo, Lion Nation Celebration and the Big Event, a day of giving back to the university community.

Members from Baton Rouge include Landon Brown, Matthew Guillot, Grayson Jackson, Josh Porche and Zachary Rogers and Claudio Franc.