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.

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, said chapter President Justin Archote, of Independence.

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 Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes include Seth Leto, Amite; Zachary Edwards and Cade Martin, French Settlement; Christopher Hudspeth, Tanner LeBlanc, Joshua Ormand and Brody Stevens, Hammond; Justin Archote, Independence; Brady Watson, Kentwood; Storm Coates, Daniel Cuevas, Austin Henderson, Josh Magee and Braie Peterson, Ponchatoula; and Chase Corley, Walker.