Awards and Recognition

The calendar year 2015-2016 marked the 12th opportunity to use the Standards Program as a basis for the Fraternity and Sorority Life Department Awards. The students who authored the Standards Program offered their community the following challenge:

Have Integrity, Be Accountable, Seek Distinction.

This year, we recognized 30 chapters who achieved excellence and distinction in one or more of the fraternity and sorority community’s ten shared principles. Awards were determined by reviewing materials submitted in the chapter Standards Program binders. Any chapter who met or exceeded the standard for the ten shared principles was eligiblefor an award.

A panel of eight reviewed the binders and narrowed the eligible chapters to the top five to eight per shared principle, and presented awards to the top one to four chapters per principle. Both quantity and quality of programming was taken into consideration. Awards were given for outstanding performance in each of the ten shared principles, and to one fraternity and one sorority for overall excellence. Councils also recognized top-performing chapters based on various qualifications.

excellencelogoStandards of Excellence Awards

Fraternity and Sorority of the Year 2016

  • Fraternity – Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Sorority – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Past Fraternity and Sorority of the Year Winners

  • Fraternity
    • 2015 – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    • 2014 – Lambda Chi Alpha
    • 2013 – Delta Upsilon and Sigma Chi
    • 2012 – Epsilon Chi Nu
    • 2011 – Phi Sigma Nuaka
    • 2010 – Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • 2009 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
    • 2008 – Delta Upsilon
    • 2007 – Alpha Tau Omega
    • 2006 – FarmHouse
    • 2005 – FIJI
  • Sorority
    • 2015 – Delta Gamma
    • 2014 – Delta Gamma
    • 2013 – Alpha Kappa Alpha and Zeta Tau Alphaagr
    • 2012 – Delta Zeta
    • 2011 – Alpha Delta Pi
    • 2010 – Zeta Tau Alpha
    • 2009 and 2010 – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • 2009 – Delta Zeta
    • 2008 – Delta Gamma
    • 2007 – Delta Zeta
    • 2006 – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • 2005 – Lambda Pi Chi

View a copy of the awards presentation (pdf)

Outstanding Alumni/Graduate Chapter Relations

  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Campus Leadership and Involvement

  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Outstanding Council Involvement

  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Outstanding Educational Programming

  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

Outstanding Financial Management

  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

Outstanding Leadership Training

  • Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Outstanding Membership Development

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Risk Management

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Outstanding Scholarship/Academics

  • Chi Omega
  • Pi Alpha Phi


  • Delta Sigma Iota
  • Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Pi

Most Improved

  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Sustainability Award

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Delta

Council-Based Awards

Multicultural Greek Council Chapter of the Year

  • Awarded to Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

 Interfraternity Council Caldwell Cup

  • Awarded to Phi Delta Theta
  • Caldwell Chapters: Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon

National Pan-Hellenic Council Thorpe Award

  • Awarded to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.opp

Panhellenic Association Sopher Cup

  • Awarded to Kappa Delta
  • Sopher Chapters : Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha








Outstanding Women Awards

Please submit all nomination applications by February 11, 2015