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.

2022 Honorees

Delta Chi – Truman State University (Truman Chapter) 

Taking Truman State’s fraternity and sorority community values to heart, this chapter excels in the areas of growth, leadership, scholarship and unity. Delta Chi has a passion for recruitment which is noted by their creative connections with PNMs through chapter-wide collaboration and innovation. Exceeding academically, the chapter boasts the highest overall IFC GPA with a 3.6. From philanthropy events to community service, they strive every day to become better versions of themselves, as well as make the community and world around them a better place. Receiving numerous accolades from the university and being a two-time NIC Chapter of Distinction honoree, this chapter undoubtedly understands and encapsulates the meaning of fraternity. 

Delta Chi – University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha Chapter) 

The Omaha Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity uplifts men of action and prepares them to first improve themselves, and then their community. With outstanding academic performance, ranking first in the IFC with a 3.33 GPA, and a commitment to philanthropy, contributing a chapter total of 621 hours of service to their local community, the Delta Chi Omaha Chapter truly takes the four pillars (promoting friendship, developing character, advancing justice and assisting in the acquisition of a sound education) of the organization to heart. Additionally, the chapter takes great care and attention to member development opportunities and utilizes their local alumni to facilitate events that appeal to all brothers, no matter their interests and hobbies. 

Delta Sigma Phi – Indiana State University (Eta Upsilon Chapter) 

Priding themselves as men of culture, harmony and friendship, the DeltaSig chapter at Indiana State excels in all areas of operations. From holding the highest fraternity GPA at Indiana State – for an impressive eleven consecutive semesters – to raising thousands of dollars for local charities, this chapter goes above and beyond when considering how to better themselves and the community. As part of their leadership and engagement work, the chapter has sponsored leadership training and resume development workshops for all students on campus. With high expectations of their brothers and continually putting in the work to grow the chapter, develop exceptional members and lead the Greek community, the chapter truly provides a transformative member experience. 

Delta Sigma Phi – Kansas State University (Alpha Upsilon Chapter) 

Through service, academics and experience, Delta Sigma Phi at Kansas State exemplifies their purpose in the community. The chapter of 116 members recently achieved a 3.42 GPA, and, an impressive 91% of their members are actively involved in on campus programs and activities with 16% holding at least one leadership position in another student organization. Dedicated to service, the chapter raises and donates money to local organizations and prides themselves on members individually contributing more than 30 community service hours each year. And, the chapter has made experience a priority through broadening their connections across Greek Life, prioritizing brotherhood and expanding developmental education. 

Phi Kappa Theta – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts Lambda Chapter) 

Phi Kappa Theta excels across the board and intentionally incorporates the organization’s guiding values of passion, dedication, integrity, humility and leadership into nearly all facets of chapter operations. Through their year-long recruitment process and new member education they provide the foundation and resources for brothers to become effective leaders who contribute to their community as well as exceptional men in college and in life beyond. In addition, they place an emphasis on chapter relations and morale and are constantly seeking to strengthen their bond of brotherhood through inclusive activities across campus and in the community. The chapter continues to set high goals and exceeds them on a yearly basis. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon – University of Evansville (Indiana Epsilon Chapter)  

The Indiana Epsilon Chapter of SAE embraces the fraternity’s national identity in everything they do by trying to live by their Ritual and the True Gentleman in keeping friendship, scholarship, leadership and service at the forefront of operations. When it comes to service, the Chapter has a longstanding partnership with the local nonprofit Chemo Buddies. Brothers work with the community to make care packages for chemotherapy patients, raise money through fundraising events – more than $5,000 since the beginning of their partnership – and have helped ensure a center for women going through chemotherapy, where patients can be pampered and provided wigs they may otherwise not be able to afford, could open. Through service and more the Chapter demonstrates true distinction in operations, involvement, and commitment to a positive fraternity experience. 

Sigma Alpha Mu – Miami University (Mu Psi Chapter)  

The Sigma Alpha Mu Mu Psi Chapter embodies the organization’s eight altars (simplicity, holiness, purity, justice, sincerity, fraternalism, idealism and truth) and incorporates them into their chapter operations and everyday lives. The chapter publicly recognizes brothers who display these values and they actively recruit and educate new members keeping the SAM altars at the forefront of the conversation. In addition, the chapter places an emphasis on promoting and protecting the mental health of their brotherhood through their Mental Wellness Diversity and Inclusion Chair as well as working closely with Dr. Steve Large, Miami University’s assistant vice president of student health and wellness. Involved in the Miami community as leaders on the IFC, Hazing Prevention Committee, philanthropy events and more, the chapter is a leader on their campus.  

Sigma Tau Gamma – Michigan Technological University (Gamma Chi Chapter)  

Consistently performing at the highest level within Sigma Tau Gamma, the Gamma Chi Chapter also actively participates in the Michigan Tech fraternity and sorority community, local community and the Interfraternity Council with the currently IFC present and vice president of recruitment members of Sig Tau. And recently, as a response to a tragedy impacting the chapter, brothers have banded together to go above and beyond to support mental health. From brother check-ins to participating in Movember, to volunteering at the Walk Out of Darkness Suicide Awareness and Walk for Hope events, the chapter is sincere about their desire to help where they can. This chapter is an excellent example of fraternity and are dedicated to bettering the experience for their own brothers and members of the community. 

Sigma Nu – Southeast Missouri State University (Mu Kappa Chapter) 

This chapter regularly performs at the highest levels and serves as a model for Sigma Nu and other fraternity chapters. Having been awarded numerous honors from Sigma Nu – including receiving the Rock Chapter Award, which signifies enduring excellence, two consecutive award cycles – it is evident that they truly understand and value the meaning of fraternity. The chapter excels at executing the LEAD program, a multi-phase, multi-year ethical leadership development program for all collegiate members, and consistently earns semester GPAs of above 3.25. Recruitment and retention are strong for Sigma Nu and are proud to report that every brother is involved in at least one additional campus organization with numerous holding key leadership positions.