Originally from Minden, Louisiana, Ethan Jeffus has a long-standing background in service to his community and started volunteering at age five. A current student at Louisiana Tech University, he studies political science and pre-law and worked with classmates to start the Louisiana Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. In addition to being a founder of the chapter, Ethan currently serves as that chapter’s philanthropy and community service chairman. On campus, Ethan is involved in multiple on-campus organizations. He currently serves as president of the Pre-Law Society, is a founding member of the Club Tennis team, and is service chair of the Honors Advisory Board.
Ethan is the founder of the statewide Little Free Pantry Louisiana initiative. This statewide initiative serves as a leading force in Louisiana, connecting and implementing little free pantries across the state to fight against hunger insecurity. Through this initiative, Ethan has worked with leaders across the state to implement new little free pantries in areas of need to ensure that food and other essentials are accessible and available at any time for anyone in need. Because of his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts, Ethan was recognized by Volunteer Louisiana with the 2020 Champions of Service award. In 2022 Ethan was declared a Louisiana Ambassador by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.
“The Phi Delt experience holds many values for me; of them, service and brotherhood are those I hold closest. By becoming a Phi Delt, I have been able to create a lifelong bond with my brothers and become the greatest version of myself through development as a leader and service to the community.”