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Phi Kappa Psi Biennial Awards

Each biennium, we recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond to carry the values and spirit of Phi Kappa Psi. Throughout Phi Psi’s history, awards have been established to commemorate the achievements of many outstanding people. These awards will be announced and presented at the 2018 Grand Arch Council in Las Vegas. Below is a list of awards for which a person or group may be nominated. At the bottom of the page is a form you can fill out to submit a recommendation for these awards. You do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Psi to submit a nomination.

Submissions are due by May 1, with the exception of the Grand Chapter Award, which is due by June 1.

Grand Chapter Award

The Grand Chapter Award is presented to the best overall chapter of Phi Kappa Psi. While many chapters excel in one area or another, the recipient of the Grand Chapter Award has successfully balanced its programming and produced outstanding results for its members in every facet of Fraternity Life. All chapters may be eligible to apply for the Grand Chapter Award.

The Grand Chapter Award honors the first form of national Phi Kappa Psi governing in which one chapter was selected on its superior merits to make decisions for all Phi Psi chapters during the period between national conventions. From 1852 until 1886, nine chapters served in this prestigious capacity and contributed greatly to the Fraternity’s growth and development.

To be considered, a chapter must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Received the status of accredited with “Honors” or “Distinction” during the current academic year
  2. No risk management violations throughout the current academic year
  3. 100% completion of GreekLife Edu and StrengthsQuest

Please email the following documentation to James D’Imperio at JPD@phikappapsi.com no later than June 1.

Grand Chapter Submission Documentation:

  1. Letters of recommendation/support from the following stakeholders:
  2. Greek Advisor
  3. Two (minimum) from either Panhellenic, IFC, NPHC, MGC, NALFO, or NAPA
  4. Community Partner (outside of the institution)
  5. Demonstrated programming
  6. Service, Philanthropy, Continued Education, Alumni Relations, etc.

All accreditation documentation will be reviewed in consideration of the Grand Chapter Award winner.

Edward H. Knight Award of Merit

The Edward H. Knight Award of Merit is presented to an alumnus who has contributed his time and talents to the initiatives of the national fraternity, a chapter, colony, or an alumni association. It is named in honor of Eddie Knight (Wabash 1883,) co-founder of the Order of the S.C., stalwart of the Indianapolis Alumni Association, and champion to Indiana Gamma (Wabash.)

Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

The Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award is presented to a chapter advisor who has best fulfilled his agreement to serve as a guide to an undergraduate chapter of the fraternity. Most advisors deserve recognition for the volunteerism and assistance, but the fraternity recognizes one advisor each GAC who has contributed extraordinarily to chapter life.

Undergraduate of the Year Award

The Undergraduate of the Year Award goes to the undergraduate member of the fraternity that best exemplifies what a Phi Kappa Psi member should be. That individual should be involved within the chapter, on campus, and within the local community. This brother should also achieve at high levels within the classroom.

Anna Ritchie Letterman Lady’s Silver Bowl Award

The Lady’s Silver Bowl Award is given to a Phi Psi Sweetheart or Phi Psi Lady who has demonstrated significant contributions to Phi Kappa Psi. This can be in the form of advising a chapter, serving as a House Mom or assisting a chapter with programming.

Outstanding Campus Partner Award

The Outstanding Campus Partner Award is presented to the campus professional who has assisted a chapter in its management and leadership or who has provided token service to the fraternity. The professional is nominated by the chapter through letters of recommendation/support which should identify ways in which the professional assisted the chapter or fraternity.

Outstanding Emerging Leader Award

The Award for Outstanding Emerging Leader is given to a member who has demonstrated excellent leadership potential and skill within the first year of his initiation. This brother should be well suited to take over leadership roles within the chapter and campus community all while exemplifying the values of Phi Kappa Psi.

Chapter Advisory Team Award for Continued Excellence

The Chapter Advisory Team Award for Continued Excellence recognizes a Chapter Advisory Team’s support of the undergraduate men in the chapter.

Alumni Corporation Achievement Award

The Alumni Corporation Achievement Award is bestowed on an alumni corporation that has successfully completed a single event designed to advance the condition of a chapter house through renovation or refurbishing the property. The Alumni Corporation must also support chapter activities and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the welfare of the property and environment for chapter life.

 

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