SigEp cares about the safety and well-being of its members and wants to ensure that individuals joining our organization have the best fraternity experience possible. Therefore, staff and volunteers have been working to improve every aspect of our member safety approach.
The Fraternity has created a new member safety initiative that can positively impact the chapter experience. Member Safety Team volunteers are responsible for providing valuable member safety education to executive boards and chapter members in their surrounding area.
If you are interested in having a Member Safety Team member visit your chapter to facilitate one or both of these workshops, please contact Member Safety Director Kathy Johnston at 804.286.2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SigEp has recruited and trained its member safety team:
Logan Fletcher is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Dakota. After graduation, he worked as a regional director and as a chapter services director for SigEp. He currently works in pharmaceutical sales in New York City.
Meghan Grace is a doctoral student studying higher education leadership and policy at Vanderbilt University. She holds a master’s in higher education from the University of Arizona and completed her undergraduate degree at Chapman University. Meghan formerly served as the Director of Undergraduate Programming & University partnership for SigEp Headquarters. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is a speaker and author.
Stephanie Lake is the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Intervention Services Coordinator for California-Davis. Stephanie has worked at California-Davis for 17 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in education with a focus on substance abuse education from Northeastern University and her master’s in education with a focus on substance abuse counseling from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Stephanie received her certified addictions treatment counselor (CATC) degree in 2009 and is now a CATIC IV due to her master’s level training. She is also a Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS).
She has been on the California Eta AVC for five years as the risk management chair. In April, 2016, she took over as chapter counselor. She also received the University Partner of the Year Award at the Southern California Carlson in 2016.
She is the advisor to the Collegiate Recovery Student Group-Aggie RISE (Recover, Inspire, Support & Empower).
Herb Philpott, Dartmouth ’85, is a second-generation SigEp (his father is the late Herbert J. Philpott, Boston University ’55), who joined the New Hampshire Alpha Board of Trustees in 2005 and became AVC president in 2011. He chaired the centennial celebration effort in 2009, was a member of the campaign for SigEp at Dartmouth in 2010, and received Volunteer of the Year honors for District 1 in 2010, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2016. He has also served as a faculty member at Carlson Leadership Academy and EDGE conferences.
For the past thirteen years he worked as a senior program manager in the Semiconductor Tester Division of Teradyne, Inc. in North Reading, Massachusetts. Prior to Teradyne, Herb worked for Genuity (formerly known as GTE Internetworking), Apple Computer, and NeXT, Inc where his boss was Steve Jobs. He is a master freemason in Garden City Lodge, Newtonville, Massachusetts.
Sean Terwilliger graduated from Florida Gulf Coast in Ft. Myers, Florida with a B.A. in political science in 2010 and his MPA in 2012. During his time in SigEp, Sean served as vice president of communications, sound body chair, Phi Coordinator and Epsilon Coordinator.
He was also actively engaged in Florida Gulf Coast's student government as a senator and served as student body president. Sean participated in SigEp leadership programs including Carlson Leadership Academy, the Ruck Leadership Institute and Tragos Quest to Greece. Since graduating Sean has gained experience working in multiple fields including political campaigns, state government agencies and education.
Sean currently works in the wellness field and his experience includes: group fitness instructor, personal trainer and his current capacity, a senior-wellness coach with Wellness Coaches USA.
Tom is originally from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He moved to Philadelphia to attend Drexel University and graduated with a degree in business and engineering in 2013. After graduation, Tom went on to travel as a SigEp regional director for Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Upon completion of his tenure as a regional director, Tom was recruited by EY’s Cost Segregation practice and still works there today.
Eager to continue putting his regional director knowledge to good use, Tom volunteered at EDGE, Carlson and campus workshops teaching the Balanced Man Program. Tom is the balanced man steward at Drexel University.
Priya is originally from Sedalia, Missouri. She holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.Ed. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri. After serving as a resident assistant as an undergraduate, Priya became interested in working in student affairs. She went on to supervise two peer education groups as the graduate assistant for peer education at Mizzou’s Wellness Resource Center (WRC), one of the top prevention programs in the country. Currently, Priya serves as the director of prevention & wellness services at Florida Gulf Coast University (www.fgcu.edu/wellness).
While she has been a friend of the Florida Omicron Chapter since 2009, she has served in an official capacity as the chapter’s faculty/staff advisor and faculty fellow since 2013. Priya has been recognized as SigEp’s Volunteer of the Year and as Advisor of the Year by Florida Gulf Coast Fraternity & Sorority Life. She was also nominated as Outstanding Advisor of the Year by the Florida Gulf Coast Dean of Students Office.
Dr. Carrie Whittier has been a higher education professional for over 18 years, specializing in fraternity and sorority life, student development, leadership programming, and event planning and implementation. Carrie is a graduate of DePauw University with a degree in music education, Ball State University with a master’s degree in higher education administration, Valparaiso with a master’s degree in business administration, and Virginia Commonwealth University with a Ph.D. in education.
Carrie currently works at Valparaiso as the assistant dean of students working with fraternity and sorority life, leadership programming, and volunteer programs. Previously Carrie has worked at Virginia Commonwealth University, Elon University, Randolph-Macon College and Centre College. Carrie is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity, Rotary International and served as the 2009 President for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
Carrie has been a volunteer for Sigma Phi Epsilon since 1997, and has served in a variety of roles including chapter counselor, balanced man steward, AVC member, Conclave volunteer, as well as a faculty member at a number of Carlson Leadership Academies. Over the years, Carrie has worked directly with SigEp chapters at Ball State, Randolph-Macon, Elon, Virginia Commonwealth, Purdue and Valparaiso. Carrie was the recipient of the 2001 Sigma Phi Epsilon Volunteer Excellence Award and the 2016 Distinguished Volunteer award.