Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards
The 2017-2018 Fraternity & Sorority Life Award Ceremony will take place on
Tuesday May 1st, 2018 at 7PM
Nominations will open in Spring 2018.
- All submissions should be grammatically sound and coherent.
- Each submission should be unique in relation to the description of the award being applied for.
- The same response cannot be used for each award
Excellence in Academic Achievement
This award recognizes one fraternity and one sorority in which the chapter as a whole has attained the highest cumulative GPA amongst all organizations actively recognized by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
All active members must meet at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
Excellence in Member Development
This award recognizes one chapter that stimulates the development of leadership skills of all members by providing resources, workshops, and educational opportunities. The chapter encourages members to become involved in chapter activities and participate in other registered student organizations to promote the exchange of ideas while interacting with a wide variety of students.
Excellence in Recruitment & Retention
This award is given to the chapter that has recruited and retained the greatest number of members in the past year, while immersing them in both the culture and values of their organization and Stony Brook University.
All new members are to have met the requirements set forth by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
Outstanding Alumni Relations Award
This award is given to the chapter that sends regular, high quality publications to the alumni while also hosting alumni events throughout the year to strengthen their partnership with alumni. Data is collected from the 5 Star Accreditation Binder in which documents were handed in as proof. This award is not based upon alumni involvement or donations, but rather the effort placed by the chapter to engage their alumni.
Excellence in Fraternal Relations
This award recognizes one chapter for encouraging involvement and harmony across the various councils and their respective organizations, through collaborations and co-sponsorships, that are recognized by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life during the current academic year.
Excellence in Social Media/Public Relations
This award is given to one chapter that promotes their organization and events through creative marketing means that align with University’s mission, while remaining positive and good natured.
Excellence in Campus Involvement and Relations
This award goes to the group that most closely represents this year’s motto “We are more than our letters”. The members of the winning group are active in groups outside of their fraternity or sorority, while still exceeding the expectations of collaboration, philanthropy, and positive relationships with campus partners.
Excellence in Social Responsibility
This award recognizes one chapter that educates its members about risk management and harm reduction practices by providing proactive educational opportunities. In addition, the chapter executive board officers lead by example in application of the chapter’s risk management policies and place an emphasis on internal accountability.
Outstanding Branding and Communication Award
This award is given to one chapter in which the personal branding of the organization is consistently executed in a manner that appropriately represents both Stony Brook University and the organization itself. The branding is professional and successfully promotes events without misleading the audience.
Outstanding Service Award
This award recognizes one chapter in which an outstanding service project was completed. For a project to be considered outstanding, it needs to provide members with opportunities to learn about the importance of civic engagement and contributing to the development of the community. This project must also educate members through their action and their philanthropic efforts to positively promote the welfare of others.
Executive Board of the Year
This award is presented to the chapter whose Executive Board goes above and beyond the expected duties and works together to substantially improve the quality of their chapter.
Most Improved Chapter
This award is given to the chapter that has made significant improvements in at least one of the following categories: Academic Excellence, Member Education, Leadership Development, Chapter Management, and Inter-Fraternal Relations. In addition, the winning chapter has positively contributed to both fraternity and sorority life as well as the Stony Brook community.
Fraternity of the Year & Sorority of the Year
This award recognizes one fraternity and one sorority on excellence in all of the following areas: Academic Excellence, Member Education, Leadership Development, Chapter Management, and Inter-Fraternal Relations. In addition, this chapter has positively contributed to both fraternity and sorority life as well as the Stony Brook community. By winning this award, these chapters serve as role models for their fellow members and lead by example.
Chapter must achieve 5 Star and all active members must meet the minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA requirement.
Innovative Programming in Professional Development Award
This award recognizes one creative program held by a fraternity or sorority that promotes professional development for all of its members. As a result of this program, students are better prepared for their careers and life after Stony Brook.
Cannot be an annual program.
Innovative Programming in Health & Wellness Award
This award recognizes one creative program held by a fraternity or sorority that promotes overall positive wellness for all of its members. As a result of this program, students are more aware of their personal wellbeing and are ready to take an active role to enhance it. Some topics that can be covered are sexual assault, cyber-bullying, and/or mental health education and prevention. Cannot be an annual program.
Innovative Programming in Diversity & Multicultural Awareness Award
This award recognizes one creative program held by a fraternity or sorority that promotes diversity and multicultural awareness for all of its members. As a result of this program, students have been educated on the importance of multiculturalism, and are ready to make an effort towards promoting the principles of cultural pluralism and diversity.
Cannot be an annual program.
Innovative Programming in Education & Awareness Award
This award recognizes one creative program held by a fraternity or sorority that continuously promotes education of students and awareness to a larger campaign. As a result of this program, students learn about a larger societal cause and are provided with resources to make a change.
Innovative Programming in Social Activities Award
This award recognizes one creative program held by a fraternity or sorority that promotes a positive social experience for all of its members. As a result of this program, students have strengthened their bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood.
Outstanding Annual Program
This award recognizes one annual program hosted by a recognized organization that was the most impactful, to both its membership and the fraternity and sorority community at large. This award is geared towards (but not limited to) annual programs in the following areas: social, educational, cultural/diversity, and scholarship. To be eligible for this award, an organization must have executed this event at least twice already.
This must be at least the 3rd year.
Awarded to a single person that was the most impactful and meets the following requirements. Nominations are made by fellow members of the fraternity and sorority community, and then reviewed by the awards committee. All award recipients must meet the minimum of a 2.5 Cumulative GPA unless specified otherwise.
Outstanding Council Member Award
This award honors one member (from each Council) who has gone above and beyond their role as an Executive Council Member. As a result of their actions, they have improved their council.
This award is presented to one member who excels academically and serves as a role model for their organization through their academic involvement while maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Outstanding Leadership Award
This award is presented to one active fraternity or sorority member that is committed to the leadership development and enhancement of themselves, their organization, fraternity and sorority life, and the Stony Brook community.
New Member of the Year
This award is presented to one fraternity and one sorority member who has gone above and beyond in their chapter and embodies the ideals of fraternalism. The recipient of this award is an emerging fraternity and sorority leader. They provide students with an opportunity to network with various campus and community leaders and establish a system of peer support for their fellow members.
To be eligible for this award, new members are required to meet the standards set by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
Executive Board Member of the Year
This award is presented to one fraternity and one sorority executive board member, that has gone above and beyond in their role in terms of superior leadership and service to their chapter, as well as to the fraternity and sorority community. This leader is one who consistently represents their organizational values, communicates a clear vision for success, and leaves their organization in a better place than when they took office.
To be eligible for this award, nominee must have served some or all of their term in office during the current academic year.
Advisor of the Year
This award is given to the advisor that goes above and beyond in supporting their chapter and Fraternity & Sorority life as a whole. This award can be given to either a faculty/staff advisor or a graduate/alumni advisor.
To be eligible for this award, nominee must have served some or all of their advisory term during the current academic year.
Tasheka S. Sutton Spirit Award
This award is presented to one student who is passionate about positively representing fraternity and sorority life. They use their passion to exemplify their chapter’s values and principles as described in their ritual while educating the campus about the fraternity and sorority community as an active advocate to the community. This student leader actively embodies the mission and values of both the Department of Student Engagement & Activities as well as the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Due to the prestige and honor of this award, a recipient can only receive this achievement once during their academic career.
The nominee must obtain at least a 3.0 GPA
The Greek work Hyperion means "Titan of Light." The Hyperion Award is a way to honor these "Titans of Light." The award is presented annually to five (5) fraternity and sorority graduating members who have made a significant impact upon the fraternity and sorority community during their collegiate career though exhibiting excellence within their chapters and attaining high academic achievement and contributing to the Stony Brook community. This award is an excellent opportunity to recognize the students who may not otherwise receive acknowledgment for their accomplishments and their efforts to incorporate positive change in their organization or council, the fraternity and sorority life community, and/or the campus at large.
To be eligible for this award, nominees must be graduating in this academic year, and must obtain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Fraternity Man of the Year & Sorority Woman of the Year
This award is given to one fraternity man and one sorority woman, who are more than just the letters of their organization. The recipients have consistently demonstrated leadership the fraternity and sorority community and the Stony Brook University community. The impact on fraternity and sorority life at Stony Brook University will still be felt well after their departure from the institution.
An opportunity for the executive board of each organization to recognize a member who brings something special to the group. This is awarded to a single person who is not an executive board member (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer).
This nomination can only be sent in by one member of your executive board.