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.

Other awards won by the chapter included excellence in academics, chapter growth, alumni programming and programming for life beyond college. The awards were given at the fraternity’s annual Southern Division Conference held recently in Charleston, South Carolina.

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

Members from Ascension Parish include Trey Capello and Matthew Reed, from Donaldsonville; and Ross Michel, Prairieville.