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.

2021 Honorees

Congratulations to the 2021 NIC Chapter Award of Distinction recipients!

DELTA CHI, GEORGIA TECH 

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 

In this chapter, academics always come first — from this foundation success spreads outward. They lead the Georgia Tech community in GPA and recruitment and show strength in philanthropy, service hours, campus involvement and operations. Leaders worked hard to ensure the chapter stayed strong despite COVID-19-related challenges. Nominators noted members say being a part of this brotherhood is a privilege: “They are gentlemen, representing the best of what a Georgia Tech and fraternity man is.” 

DELTA CHI, TRUMAN STATE 

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY  

Delta Chi at Truman State is a home for men who choose to earn their letters every day, who value the bonds of brotherhood. In a challenging pandemic year, the chapter started a mental health initiative to support each other, while innovating to ensure a strong showing in service, philanthropy and growth. The chapter size is double the campus average — and still they have the top GPA among Interfraternity Council groups. Every chapter member is involved in additional campus activities. Delta Chi at Truman State has a long and proud history of excellence.  

PI KAPPA ALPHA, THETA THETA 

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – COLLEGE STATION 

This chapter goes above and beyond in weaving fraternal values into multiple facets of the membership experience and promoting these values in their large interfraternal community. Theta Theta officers said in their nomination that the chapter has seen more progress in the last year, despite COVID-19 issues, than in normal years — they raised a significant amount of money for philanthropy, maintained a 3.2 GPA chapter-wide, remained broadly involved on campus and earned intramural championships in several sports. A campus advisor said in their nomination: “What is most impressive as a chapter of 150 men, is having zero conduct cases for the last three years. This is a testament to their leadership, and ability to build buy-in from each member.” 

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON, KANSAS BETA 

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

The Kansas Beta chapter seeks excellence in all it does. Sigma Alpha Epsilon shows consistent high standards in mentorship, philanthropy, service and character, but that wasn’t enough. This chapter strives for growth, committing to new diversity and inclusion programming and building career development education. Their academics are truly impressive, with a chapter-wide GPA over 3.5 and one-quarter of members achieving a 4.0. 

SIGMA ALPHA MU, DELTA OMEGA 

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 

The Delta Omega Chapter truly embodies the values of Sigma Alpha Mu, demonstrated by the chapter from recruitment to new member education and as it continues to empower and engage members as undergraduates and alumni. They have continued to build upon the successes of last year and shown resilience through the turbulence of the pandemic. The chapter facilitates an inclusive fraternity experience and encourages other chapters at RIT to do the same. 

SIGMA NU, MU 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA 

Service, philanthropy, academics, chapter size, member development — Sigma Nu’s Mu Chapter demonstrates enduring fraternal excellence in all areas. Their philanthropic efforts, combined with strong academics and consistent IFC involvement, make them strong and resilient leaders in the University of Georgia’s large Greek community and on the national scale within Sigma Nu.