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“Student Liberty Front Wins Group of the Year Award”

February 25, 2010 1 comment

by Carol Moniz, the Triangle

Drexel University’s Student Liberty Front won Student Group of the Year at the 3rd Annual International Students For Liberty Conference Feb. 12-14 at American University in Washington D.C.

“This award means a lot to our group because we are very hard working,” Stacy Litz, pre-junior political science major and vice president of the Student Liberty Front at Drexel, said. “Most of us lose a lot of sleep to get Student Liberty Front work done, but in the end, it’s worth it. The award will also help us get more members and boost the participation of our current members.”

Picture Credit: Chad Swarthout Student Liberty Front members Pericles Niarchos (left), a junior history major, and Stacy Litz, a pre-junior political science major, instruct a workshop on how to market a student organization on campus. SLF recently won an award for Student Group of the Year.

Litz explained that SLF promotes the idea of liberty through education of philosophy, not necessarily through political means. She said the group believes in complete economic and social freedoms.

“This is our first award, being only two years old, but we hope to win more! We were told that we are in for some serious competition for next year, so we’re definitely going to turn things up a notch by the next conference,” Litz stated.

According to the Students For Liberty Web site, this is the second year that awards have been given to recognize students for their work promoting liberty.

“The Group of the Year award recognizes those groups that have shown an outstanding commitment to promoting the ideas of liberty and illustrated successes in developing as an organization,” the Web site states. Four groups were nominated for the award.

“I’m happy to hear that the Student Liberty Front received such an honor. Despite the fact that our two groups are very different, I recognize that the SLF works very hard for their cause and I admire them for their efforts,” Giancarlo Stefanoni, president of the Drexel Democrats, said.

The College Republicans could not be reached for comment.

Litz said SLF is one of the busiest organizations on campus. In addition to weekly meetings, the SLF has organized several debates, speaker events, conferences and entertainment events to promote liberty. They also hosted a students rights week at the beginning of the term.