Hello, my name is Hunter Traynor and I will be serving as the Sergeant-at-Arms for 2017. I’m originally from Omaha, NE where I attended Elkhorn High School. As a sophomore at Lincoln, I study political science, human rights, and sociology with intentions of attending law school following my time as an undergraduate. Before coming to Lincoln, as the summer before my freshman year came to a close, I had little desire to join a fraternity. Being a student-athlete in high school, intensely focused on my grades, athletic commitments, and leadership involvements, I didn’t think Greek life was for me. I had bought into many of the stereotypes of fraternities and feared that joining a Greek organization would hamper my priorities and jeopardize my future. After some prompting from my parents, both of whom participated in Greek life, I decided to set aside my predispositions and explore the Greek community. I will say, that was one of the best pieces of advice my parents ever gave me. Joining PIKE has given me the opportunity to grow as a professional, as a leader, and as a man.
As the Sergeant-at-Arms, I’m entrusted with the responsibilities of overseeing the order of meeting, managing all things pertaining to ritual, and heading the Judicial Board. I’m especially excited to revitalize the chapter’s commitment to the sacred values laid forth in our ritual—not only in our new members, but in actives on the way out as well. Additionally, I believe wholeheartedly in the integrity, function, and importance of the Judicial Board and hope to continue growing its impact. Before taking on this position, I served last year as the chapter’s Recruitment Chairman and feel honored to have brought, throughout my entire tenure, 46 men into the chapter. Outside of PIKE, I have served as a member and as current director of the Freshman Campus Leadership Association, serve on the Government Liaison Committee for student government, and participate on staff for Dance Marathon. I’m incredibly thrilled to serve on the Executive Council for another year; even more so, I’m eager to see the heights PIKE reaches in 2017. Phi Phi.