The Florida Epsilon chapter would like to recognize one of our own for the profound influence he has had on not only the growth and development of our chapter, but Florida State University as a whole throughout his time here on campus.
“Leave it better than you found it” is a common goal for most people when exploring something new. It can be a sports team, a job, or in the case of Brother Tony Luna: Florida State University.
Since arriving on campus in the summer of 2016, Tony has left an impact that will no doubt remain long after he is gone. His long list of accomplishments and leadership roles are a reflection of the driven person he is. Serving as President of the Florida Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon throughout 2019, Tony was the catalyst not only for our new house’s million-dollar campaign, but more importantly for a culture shift within the fraternity. By aligning our chapter with both SigEp’s national goals and university policy, his vision ensured that we are set up for a successful and limitless future.
Since the beginning of the 2018 Fall Semester, Tony has served as a Presidential Ambassador for Brother John Thrasher, who is President of Florida State University. In this prestigious position he has been able to work alongside an abundance of like-minded student-leaders, while volunteering at all of the events hosted by President Thrasher. If leading a fraternity and directly serving FSU’s President weren’t impressive enough, Tony is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of Internal Programming for STEM Veterans USA Inc. here at Florida State. This position enabled him to assist local veteran communities discover and develop the tools necessary to excel within the STEM field, and ultimately colonize a chapter at Rutgers University.
For the past two years Tony has also served as the Executive Director of FSU’s Student Government Association for the Mental Health Council. His efforts led to an executive project becoming an officially recognized university bureau for the first time in over five years, as well as engaging over 150 students and administrators across the university to attend programming targeting the stigma associated with mental health and wellness.
However, amongst all of Tony’s leadership roles during his time here on campus, he is most proud of the accomplishments that came with his role as Executive Director of Florida State University’s 2019 Line Dance. Line Dance is the largest Greek-oriented philanthropy event on campus, and after an unfortunate cancelation of the 2018 production, all eyes were on Tony and the 2019 showing. Despite the immense pressure to uphold the high standard that comes with running such a distinguished event, he nonetheless was able to secure a 90% attendance rate amongst participating organizations, and reach the $100,000 fundraising goal. His year round commitment to Line Dance, and ability to gain momentum from nothing, shows that Tony has what it takes to not only work around obstacles, but thrive in the face of adversity.
As a result of his hard work and dedication to excel at what it means to be a Florida State Seminole over the past four years, Tony has been inducted into the Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary: Senior Hall of Fame which was formed to recognize the spirit of service, leadership, and loyalty, and celebrates the most well rounded leaders from diverse areas of campus. On top of this, he also reached another collegiate milestone when inducted into the highly selective and highly competitive Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life: Greek Hall of Fame.
Tony has received his Bachelor of Social Science in International Affairs & General Business, and plans to pursue his Masters of Business Administration. Florida Epsilon is forever indebted to Tony, and his dedication to our chapter, which has allowed us to reach unprecedented new heights in recent years, as we continue to grow and excel in all facets both on and off campus.