The 2018 Chapter Excellence Awards (covering Spring & Fall 2017 semesters) Application Packet will be available in early Fall 2018! Applications are due electronically on our website by 5 PM on February 9, 2018.
The Chapter Excellence Awards are sponsored annually by the Office of the Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL). We are fortunate to have additional support for this ceremony from a generous gift by Ronald and Ann Wooten and the late Dr. Henry Clark, Jr. The Chapter Excellence Awards were founded in 1995 to honor the excellent work of fraternities and sororities in the pursuit of their founding principles. Chapters are recognized for their accomplishments over the course of an entire calendar year in order to show continuity and consistency among the organizations and to provide more meaningful rewards for the recipients.
Fraternities and sororities were founded upon four basic principles: scholarship, community service, campus involvement, and sisterhood/brotherhood. The Chapter Excellence Awards have rewarded chapters and individual student leaders and advisors for embracing these principles. Chapters are recognized in the following categories:
- Outstanding Alumni/Graduate Relations
- Outstanding Educational Programming
- Outstanding Campus Leadership/Involvement
- Outstanding Council Involvement
- Outstanding Service Outreach (Bettie Ann Everett Award)
- Outstanding Philanthropic Activities
- Outstanding Leadership Training
- Outstanding Membership Development
- Highest GPA Award
- Most Improved GPA Award
- Fire Safety Awards - awarded by the Chapel Hill Fire Department
- Chapter of the Year
Additionally, the Chapter Excellence Awards recognizes the contributions of individuals to their chapters and the UNC Chapel Hill fraternity and sorority community. Individuals are recognized in the following categories:
- Outstanding Faculty Advisor
- Outstanding Alumni/Alumnae Advisor
- Unsung Greek Leader
- Ron Wooten Leadership Award
- Outstanding Chapter President
- Greek Leader of the Year
Program Evaluation Forms
Each Spring, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life forms a committee of campus and community based partners to evaluate the programming and progress of each chapter. The committee uses the program evaluation forms that chapters submit following their events in addition to award application forms to determine winners in each category. Program evaluation forms should be submitted online no later than 2 weeks following an event. Chapters may attach supporting documentation (photos, flyers, etc.) to the form but cannot exceed one page of attachments. Chapter binders can be reviewed by chapter members at any point by coming to OFSL; however, binders may not leave the office. If you have any questions about program evaluation forms or the Chapter Excellence Awards process, please contact us.