Fraternal Awards of Excellence

Instructions for the 2021 Fraternal Awards of Excellence

The FAE Awards will continue with the restructuring for chapters to best display a holistic view of their operations. You will find the questions and evaluations to be broad and open for interpretation. These are not questions seeking answers but rather discussion starters for your chapters to TELL THEIR STORY.  Please complete the application to the best of your ability and reach out if you have questions (mtalbott@iastate.edu or bboulden@iastate.edu)

Step 1: The official application has been released on canvas. The 2021 chapter president has been automatically added to this course. If you would like others added, please contact Michelle at mtalbott@iastate.eduYou will have until January 17, 2022 to submit your application.

Step 2:  Once the submission deadline has passed. Our volunteer review panel will read all of your responses and select  finalists (top performing chapters) in each value area AND overall finalists (top performing chapters in all areas) *please note that chapters that are selected as top finalists are not eligible to be selected as a value area finalists. All chapters selected as overall finalists will receive the President’s Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence. Category finalists will be recognized as Gold Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence. The review panel can award other meritorious chapters with the Cardinal Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence.

Step 3: All finalists will then be given a single question from our review board to answer via a video submission. The question will remain unknown until finalists are selected and the due date will be given as the time gets closer.

Step 4: Our review board will watch submitted question videos and select a single winner in each value area as well as an overall winner which will be awarded the President’s Cup and announced at the FAE awards.

Tips:

  • Be creative and include anything you feel is relevant. Some things may not seem special or interesting because you have been doing them for so long, but we promise they are!
  • If you don’t feel confident in every category that is okay! Use your time to make the categories you do feel confident in the very best they can be, you may end up being a category finalist.
  • Documentation such as meeting minutes, photos, advertisements, or copies of presentations strengthens your chapter’s application.
  • Use the master question list to evaluate your chapter. The provided questions range in difficulty but if you can provide an answer to most/all of them, then that is a great sign your organization is completing important things.
  • Simply answering the questions will not achieve a high evaluation from the review panel. This is not a checklist submission.
  • The values are listed in alphabetical order, not in rank order.

 

Individual Awards:

To download the information packet please click Here

Nominations due Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 11:59pm

Sorority and Fraternity Community Member of the Year (candidate must have 2.5 GPA and 60 or more Iowa State credits. Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are also eligible for a scholarship)

Freshman of the Year (1st year student)

Sophomore of the Year (2nd year student)

Junior of the Year (3rd year student)

Senior of the Year (4+ year student)

Unsung Hero Award (Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are also eligible for a scholarship) 

Chapter President of the Year (candidate must a 2.5 GPA. Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are also eligible for a scholarship)

 

Special Awards:

To download the information packet please click Here

Nominations due Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 11:59pm

Partnership Award

Community Impact Award

Campus Impact Award

Educational Program of the Year

Greek Alumni Alliance Alumni Involvement Grant

 

2021 Fraternal Awards of Excellence Winners:

President's Cup for Highest Score on Fraternal Awards for Excellence:

Alpha Gamma Rho

President's Award for Fraternal Excellence:

Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Rho, Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Inc.

Gold Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence:

Alpha Phi, Beta Sigma Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi

Cardinal Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence:

Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Theta Chi, Triangle

Certificate of Merit for Fraternal Excellence:

Adelante, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Upsilon, FarmHouse, Phi Delta Theta

Chapter President of the Year:

  • CPC: Cassandra Albers, Gamma Phi Beta
  • IFC: Luke Szczeniak, Delta Sigma Phi
  • MGC: Olivia Oppedal, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 
  • NPHC: Niyana Calhoun, Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc.

Director's Award:

  • Nadine Veasley, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Brady Green, Beta Sigma Psi
  • Cameron Bible, Theta Delta Chi
  • Madi Forseth, Delta Zeta
  • Rosemary Galdamez, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
  • Sydney Hedgepeth, Pi Beta Phi

House Director of the Year: 

Brennan Goodman, Theta Chi 

Freshmen of the Year:

Roy Carter, Alpha Gamma Rho

Sophomore of the Year: 

Evan Horak, Phi Kappa Psi

Junior of the Year: 

Emma Geneser, Alpha Delta Pi 

Senior of the Year: 

Ben Johnson, Triangle

Sorority and Fraternity Member of the Year:

  • Cole Eden, Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Sydney Pakkala, Kappa Delta

Carolyn Ullestad Unsung Hero Award: 

Hannah Johnson, Alpha Chi Omega

Hall of Fame Inductees:

Jami Larson, Delta Upsilon

Roger Underwood, Tau Kappa Epsilon

Chapter Adviser of the Year

  • CPC: Lindsey LaMair, Delta Delta Delta
  • IFC: Brad Skaar, Alpha Gamma Rho
  • MGC: Alyssa Stoehr, Gamma Rho Lambda
  • NPHC: Andrea Lowe, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

These awards provide recognition for chapters that excel in the strategic areas of the Sorority and Fraternity Community. These areas include  Academics, Civic Engagement, Friendship, Leadership, and Social Justice.

  • Chapters receiving the President's Award for Fraternal Excellence meet or exceeded 85% of the criteria during the area period.

  • Chapters receiving the Gold Circle Award meet or exceeded 78% of the criteria during the award period.

  • Chapters receiving the Cardinal Circle Award meet or exceeded 70% of the criteria during the award period.

  • Chapters receiving the Certificate of Merit Award meet or exceeded 50% of the criteria during the award period.