Beta Theta Pi Chapter Awards

The General Fraternity recognizes chapter/colony success and achievement at the General Convention each summer. Online award applications are due to the Beta Theta Pi Administrative Office by April 15. Contact the Administrative Office at 800.800.2382 if you have any questions.

Campus Involvement Award

Awarded annually to chapters with outstanding and sustained involvement of brothers and new members in campus organizations and student leadership positions.

 

Charles Henry Hardin Leadership Development

Awarded to chapters that exemplify a commitment to participation in leadership experiences, honoring the leadership displayed by Founder Charles Henry Hardin.

 

Excellence in Risk Management

This award recognizes chapters with risk management programs that best reflect the policies, goals and ideals of Beta Theta Pi.

 

H.H. Stephenson Jr. Award for Historical Research & Preservation

This award recognizes a chapter’s commitment to historical education and preservation, exemplifying the passion displayed by former archivist, H.H. Stephenson Jr., Miami ’39.

 

John Holt Duncan Community Service Award

The Duncan Service awards are presented to chapters that best exemplify, through their community service projects, the commitment of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity to serve its fellow man.

 

Individual Awards

Beta Theta Pi has developed several awards for individuals, including undergraduates, alumni, volunteers and Friends of Beta.

 

Most Improved Chapter Award

Awarded to the chapter that demonstrates the most improvement in a variety of chapter operations during the past academic year.

 

New Song Writing Competition

Beta Theta Pi’s collection of songs continues to grow. It contains songs written to long-familiar tunes, as well as those set to original music.

 

North Dakota Award for Chapter Publications

The Fraternity presents up to four awards for excellence in chapter publications. The competition is based on two divisions: newspaper/newsletter and magazine format.

 

Outstanding Alumni Relations Program Award

This award recognizes chapters, colonies, and alumni relations committees that work diligently to keep their alumni connected to Beta Theta Pi and to each other.

 

Outstanding New Member Education Program Award

This award recognizes the chapter new member education and brotherhood development program that best reflects the policies, goals and ideals of Beta Theta Pi.

 

Outstanding Recruitment Program Award

This award recognizes chapters and colonies with recruitment programs that best reflect the policies, goals and ideals of Beta Theta Pi.

 

Shelby Molter Song Competition

Beta Theta Pi offers the opportunity for groups to perform during the General Convention, with the selection of one overall winner.

 

Advisory Team of the Year

This award is awarded annually to the Advising Team that distinguishes themselves through their coaching and support of an undergraduate chapter or colony.

 

Whitman Choral Cup

The Whitman Chapter has a reputation for its choral abilities, so this award is named in its honor. It is presented to the best recorded performance by a chapter.

Virginia Tech Award for Excellence in Academics

The Virginia Tech Award recognizes scholastic achievement by honoring one chapter within 10 specified regions that had the highest differential between the chapter average GPA and the all campus average GPA. An award is also presented to the chapter with the most improved GPA in the last year, as well as an award for the highest GPA across all Beta chapters.

*This award is determined based on each chapter’s submitted grade reports. Chapters are not required to submit an application.

Sisson Award Criteria

There is no application for this award. Eligibility is automatically calculated through MyBeta.

Cultivation of the Intellect: Achieve a minimum chapter GPA at or above the campus All-Men’s Average (AMA) or default to Code required 2.8 GPA for campuses who do not provide AMA.

Advisors: Work with an advisory team consisting of a chapter counselor, recruitment advisor, pledge education advisor, risk management advisor and financial advisor.

Membership Size: Maintain a membership size at or above the average chapter size for all fraternities on campus or greater than 40 men if the campus does not report the average fraternity size.

Membership Education: Maintain a three-year initiation rate of 85% or higher and create a pledge program that is certified annually using the “Positive Pledge Education Assessment.”

Leadership Development: Send 10 attendees to the core leadership events annually (one CPLA attendee, one Convention Delegate, eight Keystone attendees). Furthermore, send three additional attendees to the qualifying leadership development experiences (e.g., Leadership College, Wooden Institute or UIFI).

Chapter Standing and Operations: Retain “Good” standing during one semester or two quarters prior to the award application process and submit competitive applications for at least one award in a minimum of two different categories.

Service: John Holt Duncan Service Award or Campus Involvement Award

Alumni: Alumni Relations Award or Stephenson Historical Preservation Award

Communications: North Dakota Award

Singing: Whitman Choral Cup, Best New Song or Shelby Molter Song Competition Award

Financial Health: Compliant with Chapter Accounting Standards and no financial suspension for a 90-day balance during previous academic year (i.e., the year in which you applied for the award).

Knox Award Criteria

There is no application for this award. Eligibility is automatically calculated through MyBeta.

Cultivation of the Intellect: Achieve a minimum chapter GPA at or above the campus All-Campus Average (ACA).

Advisors: Work with an advisory team consisting of a chapter counselor, recruitment advisor, pledge education advisor, risk management advisor and financial advisor.

Membership Size: Maintain a membership size at or above the average chapter size for all fraternities on campus or greater than 40 men if the campus does not report the average fraternity size. In addition, utilize the Men of Principle Grant Program by either applying for and receiving the scholarship grant or disbursing the grant to a potential new member through a MPS interview, selection process and report the awardee to the Administrative Office.

Membership Education: Maintain a three-year initiation rate of 90% or higher and create a pledge program that is certified annually using the “Positive Pledge Education Assessment.”

Leadership Development: Send 10 attendees to the core leadership events annually (one CPLA attendee, one Convention Delegate, eight Keystone attendees). Furthermore, send six additional attendees to the qualifying leadership development experiences (e.g., Leadership College, Wooden Institute or UIFI).

Chapter Standing and Operations: Retain “Good” standing during the academic year prior to the award application process and submit competitive applications for at least one award in a minimum of four or all categories.

Service: John Holt Duncan Service Award or Campus Involvement Award

Alumni: Alumni Relations Award or Stephenson Historical Preservation Award

Communications: North Dakota Award

Singing: Whitman Choral Cup, Best New Song or Shelby Molter Song Competition Award

Financial Health: Compliant with Chapter Accounting Standards and no financial suspension for a 90-day balance during previous academic year (i.e., the year in which you applied for the award).