Fraternal Awards of Excellence
Instructions for the 2020 Fraternal Awards of Excellence
The FAE Awards have been restructured this year 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. Please complete the application to the best of your ability and reach out if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Step 1: By October 15, 2020, the master question list will be sent out. This will be a list of questions you may respond to on your application. You may use this list to prepare your answers, evaluate your current chapter doings or just as a guideline moving forward. You are not limited to only these questions, as your chapter may be living the value by other examples. These questions are designed as a guide for you. Your role is to demonstrate to our review panel that your chapter truly lives the value of our community.
Step 2: By November 15, 2020 the official application will be released on canvas. You will have until January 25, 2021 to answer all of the questions.
Step 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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.
- 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.
Student Leader Awards (Nominations are Due January 25th, Applications are Due February 28th):
Freshman of the Year (1st year student): Closed
Sophomore of the Year (2nd year student): Closed
Junior of the Year (3rd year student): Closed
Senior of the Year (4+ year student): Closed
Unsung Hero Award *no applications accepted, only nominations, due January 20, 2020* (Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are also eligible for a scholarship) : Closed
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): Closed
Adviser/Alumni Awards (Nominations due December 16, 2019, Applications in January*):
Chapter Adviser of the Year (awarded per council):Closed
House Director of the Year: Closed
Hall of Fame Award: Closed
Partnership Award (award application due January 202, 2020):Closed
Community Impact Award (application due January 20, 2020): Closed
Campus Impact Award (application due January 20, 2020): Closed
Educational Program of the Year (application due Janaury 20, 2020): Closed
2019 Fraternal Awards of Excellence Winners:
President's Cup for Highest Score on Fraternal Awards for Excellence:
Kappa Kappa Gamma
President's Award for Fraternal Excellence:
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta
Gold Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence:
Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, FarmHouse
Cardinal Circle Award for Fraternal Excellence:
Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Kappa, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Kappa
Certificate of Merit for Fraternal Excellence:
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Kappa Delta, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Pi Beta Phi, Theta Chi
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
Chapter President of the Year:
CPC: Eleanor Korum, Kappa Delta
IFC: Jeff Pioquinto, Beta Theta Pi
MGC: Mary Le, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
NPHC: Nina Gregory, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Joshua Miller, Beta Theta Pi
Kayla Whitesel, Alpha Omicron Pi
Andrew Whitehead, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Jack Walker, Theta Chi
Blake Lineweaver, Farmhouse
Tiffany Contreras, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Martino Harmon, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Iowa State University Vice President of Student Affairs
House Director of the Year:
Wendy Simmons, Chi Omega
Freshmen of the Year:
Taylor Lekin, Alpha Gamma Delta
Sophomore of the Year:
Carly Rahn, Kappa Delta
Junior of the Year:
William Beachner, Phi Kappa Psi
Senior of the Year:
Ryan Ford, Phi Delta Theta
Sorority and Fraternity Member of the Year:
Morgan Fritz, Alpha Delta Pi
Andrew Nurse, Phi Delta Theta
Carolyn Ullestad Unsung Hero Award:
Jacob Heen, Phi Kappa Psi
Hall of Fame Inductees:
Bill Burke, Alpha Tau Omega
Chapter Adviser of the Year
CPC: Sandy Horton, Delta Zeta
IFC: Tara Fisher, Chi Phi
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 90% of the criteria during the area period.
Chapters receiving the Gold Circle Award meet or exceeded 80% 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.