The NIC’s Chapter Award of Distinction recognizes exceptional fraternity collegiate chapters demonstrating excellence in operations, involvement in their fraternity/sorority and campus community, and a commitment to a positive fraternity experience.
Nominations for 2020 honors have closed. Winners will be announced in June. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELTA SIGMA PHI, DELTA EPSILON CHAPTER
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
This chapter builds better men by prioritizing ritual, values and kindness. Chapter leaders have built a strong relationship with the university through active communication. Three-fourths of the diverse membership are in leadership positions in other organizations on campus. Students are thoughtful, civic-minded citizens of the Rolla, Missouri, community, volunteering in a variety of ways and logging 1,500 service hours total last year among 80 men. The chapter has a long-term commitment to individual academic success, maintaining a GPA above the all-student, all-male and all-fraternity/sorority rates for the past eight years. The chapter has earned top national honors from Delta Sigma Phi for nine consecutive years.
PI KAPPA PHI, OMEGA CHAPTER
For several years, this chapter has performed above its peers. The group consistently boasts membership data, statistics and performance metrics that set them apart, but the members truly embody service before self. They work to make the world a better place, primarily through their volunteer and fundraising efforts for Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthropy, The Ability Experience. The chapter boasts 100% participation in philanthropic efforts to engage people with disabilities. This chapter displays an outstanding commitment to humble leadership, stakeholder engagement and dedication to service and philanthropy.
SIGMA NU, EPSILON XI CHAPTER
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
This chapter continually performs at the highest levels and serves as a model for other Sigma Nu groups, strongly representing the fraternity’s values and the greater interfraternal experience. The group’s achievements are particularly impressive due to its large size — approximately 275 members on a campus that averages 190 members. The chapter excels academically, posting average semester GPAs in the 3.00 range, higher than the campus Interfraternity Council and all-male averages. The chapter averaged more than 18 hours of community service per member and donated nearly $175,000 to charity. 84% of members are involved in another campus organization with 12% holding a leadership position. This group was awarded Sigma Nu’s highest chapter distinction in 2018.
SIGMA PHI EPSILON, LOUISIANA BETA CHAPTER
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
The chapter is shattering stereotypes by embracing being different from other groups in a community rooted in tradition. The chapter has been a positive force as the community works to overcome major adversity. Louisiana Beta has committed to Sigma Phi Epsilon’s single-tier membership experience, the Balanced Man Program, that helps men transition to college, succeed inside and outside of the classroom and prepare for life after college. The chapter of more than 100 men has the highest GPA on campus and an active standards board that sets academic and behavioral expectations. This group truly embraces its role as a partner to the university.
THETA XI, ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
This chapter upholds the highest standards of fraternity, leading to an outstanding reputation on campus, in the community and within its national fraternity. The students take pride in their academic success, reaching a remarkable chapter-wide GPA over 3.5. Members are consistently in leadership roles on campus, including student body vice president and Interfraternity Council president this year. The 56-man chapter raised $10,000 and volunteered more than 2,200 hours in the past two years. This recipient of Theta Xi’s top chapter award is committed to advancing the positive image of a fraternity chapter by standing against hazing, contributing to the community and creating a culture that allows students to grow into well-rounded gentlemen.