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2016 Awards Winners

Rock Chapter Awards

The Rock Chapter Award is meant to honor collegiate chapters that have achieved excellence in all areas of chapter operations. To be granted the award, a chapter should be expected to attain the ideals or a nearly perfect state across a broad range of areas of fraternity operations. It should also be noted that risk management and behavioral issues are included in the judging process. In addition, to win the award, a chapter should be expected to maintain a state of excellence for a given period of time, not just for a semester of one school year. Furthermore, the award once granted, should not be considered recognition for future achievement (i.e. once a Rock Chapter, always a Rock Chapter), but rather recognition for past achievement with an appropriate date inscribed indicating the precise year which the award represents.

Finally, the Rock Chapter Award is only presented at Grand Chapters, (i.e. every two years), providing there are chapters that qualify.

Rock Chapter award recipients will be those chapters which consistently achieve very good to excellent ratings in the Pursuit of Excellence Program over the course of the biennium.

Delta Alpha (Case Western Reserve)

    • Second Consecutive Rock Chapter Award
      • Fifth Overall
    • 75 members
    • 40 GPA
    • 82% of members are involved in other student organizations, with 50% holding a leadership role within these organizations
    • Donated 1,956 hours to community and averaged 26 hours per member
    • Recruited 22 men this past year, initiated 21
    • Using all phases of LEAD
    • Recognized by community in the following areas: leadership, ritual, scholarship, and citizenship

Epsilon Mu (Butler)

  • Fifth Consecutive Rock Chapter Award
    • Fifth Overall
  • 112 members
  • 37 GPA
  • 100% of membership involved in other campus organizations, 53% hold leadership positions
  • Donated 2,879 hours to community and averaged 24 hours per member
  • Recruited 30 men this past year, initiated 29
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • Recognized by campus for: educational programming, new member programing, philanthropy and service, scholarship, program of the year
  • Recognized by community as a five-star chapter for the third year in a row (highest accolade a chapter can receive)

Epsilon Sigma (Rhodes)

  • First Rock Chapter Award
  • 67 members
  • 28 GPA
  • 100% of members involved in other campus organizations, 25% hold leadership positions
  • Raised $5,702 for various philanthropic causes
  • Recruited 21 men this past year, initiated 20
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • Won campus Fraternity of the Year award for five of the past six years
  • Highest fraternity GPA on campus

Gamma Alpha (Georgia Tech)

  • Second Consecutive Rock Chapter Award
    • Second Overall
  • 79 members
  • 16 GPA
  • 100% of membership involved in other campus organizations, 36% hold leadership positions
  • Raised $3,727 for various philanthropic causes over the course of the year
  • 100% of members involved in the Georgia Tech Student Foundation
  • Recruited 28 men this past year, initiated 25
  • Using four of five phases of LEAD

Gamma Mu (Illinois)

  • First Rock Chapter Award
  • 88 members
  • 13 GPA
  • 92% of membership involved in other campus organizations
  • Raised $2,969 for various philanthropic causes over the course of the year
  • Recruited 31 men this past year, initiated 29
  • Recognized by community for involvement in Stride for Survivors, a walk that raises awareness for sexual abuse
  • Received IGI Excellent Chapter award for excellence and success in Leadership, Friendship, Scholarship, Service, and Social Advancement for the second year in a row

Gamma Tau (Minnesota)

  • Sixth Consecutive Rock Chapter Award
    • Sixth Overall
  • 89 Members
  • 32 GPA
  • 97% of members involved in other campus organizations
  • Raised $10,331.50 for various philanthropic causes over the course of the year; $9,786 was specifically for the Helping Hand Initiative
  • Recruited 28 men this past year, initiated 26
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • Received recognition for being the Top IFC Fundraising Chapter
  • Won campus awards for Chapter Excellence, Outstanding Community Service Program, and Outstanding Member Development Program all for the second consecutive year

Kappa Epsilon (Appalachian State)

  • Second Consecutive Rock Chapter Award
    • Third Overall
  • 61 members
  • 16 GPA
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 100% of members involved in other campus organizations
  • Raised $4,215 for various philanthropic causes
  • Donated 1,770 hours to community and averaged 29 hours per member
  • Recognized by campus for excelling in areas of leadership and friendship

Mu (Georgia)

  • Fourth Consecutive Rock Chapter Award
    • Fourth Overall
  • 130 members
  • 31 GPA
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 90% of members involved in other campus organizations, 22% hold leadership positions
  • Raised $33,000 for various philanthropic causes over the course of the year
  • Recruited 33 men this past year, initiated 33

Nu (Kansas)

  • Eighth Rock Chapter Award
    • First since 1998
  • 99 members
  • 41 GPA
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 100% of members involved in other campus organizations, 50% hold leadership positions
  • Recruited 28 men this past year, initiated 27
  • Donated 1,826 hours to community and averaged 26 hours per member
  • Recognized by campus for Distinction in Leadership, Campus Engagement, Chapter Management, and for Excellence in Community Awareness

Nu Alpha (Arkansas-Fort Smith)

  • First Rock Chapter Award
  • 55 members
  • 25 GPA
  • 100% of members involved in other campus organizations, 43% hold leadership positions
  • Donated $5,000 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Using four of five phases of LEAD
  • Received campus recognition for highest Greek GPA for previous two semesters
  • Won Greek Week 2016

Theta Kappa (Georgia Southern)

  • First Rock Chapter Award
  • 93 members
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 87% of members involved in other campus organizations
  • Recruited 46 men this past year, initiated 41
  • Recognized by campus as a 5 Star Chapter (highest honor)
  • Recognized as Chapter of the Year at Georgia Southern
  • Received campus recognition for Campus Leadership and Public Relations

 

Most Improved Chapters

The Most Improved Chapter Awards are meant to recognize those collegiate chapters that have displayed the greatest operational gains over the course of the biennium. Qualifying chapters are those that have shown significant improvement in their Pursuit of Excellence Program ratings from the first to the second year of the biennium. These chapters, should they maintain performance at their current levels, are expected to rise to the level of Rock Chapter in the subsequent biennium.

Eta Phi (Cal State Los Angeles)

  • 46 members
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 94% of chapter’s membership is involved in other campus organizations, with 36% holding leadership positions
  • Raised $3,540 for various philanthropic causes over the course of the year; $2,300 of which was donated to St. Jude
  • Sponsoring a Good Neighbor Program in order to ensure Greek houses have a relationship with the residential families who live nearby

Gamma (Duke)

  • 90 members
  • 3.55 GPA
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 90% of chapter’s membership is involved in other campus organizations, with 50% holding leadership positions
  • Donated 2,256 hours to its community and averaged 24.5 hours per member
  • Recruited 23 men this past year, and initiated 100% of them
  • Named IFC “Bronze Chapter” for 2016

Zeta Xi (UC Davis)

  • 91 members
  • 3.10 GPA
  • Using all phases of LEAD
  • 100% of chapter’s membership is involved in other campus organizations, with 31% holding leadership positions
  • Donated 3,949 hours to its community and averaged 50 hours per member
  • Raised $18,538 for various philanthropic causes over the course of the year
  • Named as Chapter of the Year at UC Davis
  • Received recognition for Philanthropy and Community Service

 

Scholarship Awards

These awards recognize the chapters with the highest GPA over the course of the 2015 calendar year nationwide in ranking order.

Gallaher Cup

Duke (3.55)

Bronze Cup

Dartmouth (3.51)

Washington and Lee (3.51)

Certificate of Commendation

Pennsylvania (3.49)

Washington in St. Louis (3.49)

Certificate of Merit

Northwestern (3.48)

 

LEAD Awards

LEAD Chairman of the Year

Anthony Johnson (Minnesota)

LEAD Chapter of the Year

Butler

Innovation in LEAD Programming

Butler

Minnesota

Eastern Illinois

 

Manpower Awards

100+ Members

Alabama

Arkansas

Auburn

Butler

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Colorado

Georgia

Indiana

Iowa

James Madison

Louisiana State

Michigan State

Mississippi

Missouri

North Carolina State

Northwestern

Oklahoma State

South Carolina

Southern California

Tennessee

Texas Christian

Texas Tech

UCLA

80+ Members

Cal State San Bernardino

Clemson

Cornell

Delaware

Duke

Florida

Georgia Southern

Illinois

Kansas

Louisiana Tech

Maryland

Minnesota

Nevada

New Hampshire

Oklahoma

Oregon

Penn State

UC Davis

UC San Diego

Vanderbilt

Washington State

West Virginia

Western Kentucky

25% Increase in Manpower

Birmingham-Southern

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State

Eastern Illinois

Georgia Southern

Hartford

Kentucky

Lamar

Louisiana at Lafayette

Minnesota State

MIT

Montana State

North Dakota State

North Texas

Oregon State

Philadelphia

Tennessee at Chattanooga

UCLA

Vanderbilt

West Texas A&M

 

Pursuit of Excellence Program Awards

Values-Based Leadership

Alabama in Huntsville

Appalachian State

Butler

Case Western Reserve

Duquesne

Georgia

Georgia Southern

Illinois

Rhodes

RIT

Vanderbilt

Personal Development and Membership Value

Appalachian State

Arkansas – Fort Smith

Butler

Case Western Reserve

Georgia

Georgia Southern

Georgia Tech

Illinois

Kansas

RIT

Texas Tech

UCLA

Washington and Lee

Operational Excellence

Alabama

Appalachian State

Arkansas – Fort Smith

Butler

Georgia

Georgia Southern

Georgia Tech

Idaho

Illinois

Michigan State

Minnesota

Montana

UC Davis

Western Kentucky

 

Community Service & Philanthropic Achievement

The Community Service and Philanthropy Awards recognize chapters for their significant contributions to community service and philanthropic organizations and for having the highest per member average contributions in either service hours or philanthropic dollars.

 

2016 Community Service Contribution Award

Epsilon Zeta Chapter (Florida) received the Community Service Contribution Award with a per member average of over 42 hours of service contributed over the course of the academic year. The chapter helped coordinate numerous efforts within the Gainesville community including assisting with the construction of new homes for those in need of affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity, packaging holiday care packages for servicemen and women through the USO and spending time with children with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities through UF Best Buddies.

 

2016 Philanthropy Contribution Award

Kappa Delta Chapter (Duquesne) was recognized with the Philanthropy Contribution Award as the chapter with the highest per member philanthropic contribution at an average of $455 per member. Kappa Delta Chapter raised and donated nearly $13,000 this year, with $11,983 going to the support of American Gold Star Mothers Inc. American Gold Star Mothers Inc. provides support for mothers whose sons or daughters lost their lives while protecting and serving our country. The Kappa Delta chapter holds their annual fundraiser for the organization during their White Rose Ball and delivers a check for their fundraised amount to the Gold Start Mother’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. every February. There, brothers spend the day with the Gold Star Mothers, receive a tour of their headquarters, and hear their stories.

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