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Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards

Chapter Awards  |   Program Awards  Individual Awards 


The  2018-2019  Fraternity & Sorority Life Award Ceremony will take place on

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 7pm

Nominations will be open until  April 15, 2019 at 5:00PM.

 

Call for Nomination

General Rules:

For all award submissions, all responses should be between  1 to 3 paragraphs .
When submitting nominations for these awards, please keep the following rules in mind:
  1. All submissions should be grammatically sound and coherent.
  2. 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
  3. Responses should include concrete examples that would be understood by non-affiliated staff and those on the Selection Committee.
  4. Responses should explain how the actions being described make you stand out as a member, leader, or chapter.
  5. Do not speak negatively of other organizations in your responses.
  6. All chapter and individual winners   must be  active members, in good academic standing, and in good standing with the Office of Community Standards .

Chapter Awards

Excellence in Academic Achievement
This award recognizes the chapter with the highest overall GPA for the Fall 2019 Term.

 

Excellence in Interfraternal Relations
This award recognizes one chapter for encouraging involvement and harmony across the various councils and their respective organizations, through collaborations and co-sponsorships, and overall demeanor. Please nominate an organization other than your own and write a brief description as to why that chapter is deserving of recognition.

 

Excellence in Campus Involvement
This award goes to the group that most closely represents the motto "We are more than our letters". The members of the awarded 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 Managing Risk  
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 Service Award
This award recognizes one chapter for its service related endeavors. For a chapter 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. Service efforts must also educate members through their action and their philanthropic efforts to positively promote the welfare of others.

 

Excellence in Philanthropy Award
This award recognizes a chapter's outstanding efforts in the area of charitable fundraising and donations. Please include your overall charitable fundraising total for the academic year. These funds must have been donated.

 

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 Programming Award
This award recognizes a fraternity or sorority that has developed outstanding programming throughout the year in a variety of capacities. These programs will have been effectively advertised and facilitated to engage a large subset of the Stony Brook community.

 

Outstanding Chapter Management Award  
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. The award recognizes a chapter that has excelled in balancing the many facets that go into a fraternal organization. This chapter exemplifies the highest standards of management with communication and delegation.

 

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.

 

Most Spirited Chapter Award
This award award recognizes a chapter that embodies pride in Stony Brook University, the fraternal community, and their chapter. Please nominate an organization other than your own and write a brief description as to why that chapter is deserving of recognition.

 

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.

 

Chapter of the Year  

This award recognizes a chapter 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. This chapter served as role models for their fellow members and lead by example. [Chapter must achieve 5 Star including a cumulative 3.0 chapter GPA requirement]


Program Awards

These awards honor the chapters who have excelled in creating successful, unique programming in the various aspects of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

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.  

 

Innovative Program for Helping Others (Service or Philanthropy) Award  
This award recognizes one community service or philanthropic event held by a fraternity or sorority that promotes civic engagement and encourages selfless acts of service.

 

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 and attendees.

 

Innovative Program for Risk Management Education Award
This award recognizes one risk management related program held by a fraternity or sorority that promotes education and awareness about keeping themselves and others safe. As a result of this program, students learn about social responsibility, alcohol and substance abuse awareness, hazing awareness, and other risk prevention related topics.

 

Program of the Year
This award recognizes one 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 programs in the following areas: social, educational, cultural/diversity, and scholarship.

 

 


Individual Awards

Awarded to a single person that was the most impactful and meets the following requirements. Nominations are made by fellow members of the Stony Brook University 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 Leader Award
This award honors an individual who serves on a council executive board who has gone above and beyond their role as an Executive Council Member. As a result of their actions, they have improved their council and the larger fraternity/ sorority community.


Outstanding Scholarship Award
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 Development 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.


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


Hyperion Awards
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 & Sorority Leader of the Year
This award is given to one fraternity leader and one sorority leader, 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.

 

Friend of Fraternity and Sorority Life
This award is given to a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond in supporting Fraternity & Sorority life as a whole. This award recognizes a Stony Brook faculty or staff member for working with the fraternal community to break the stigmas and to help fraternities and sororities to reach their full potential.

 

President of the Year
This award is presented to one fraternity and one sorority Chapter President who 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.

 

Emerging Leader Award
This award is given to those 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.