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The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards

Presented by Sorority and Fraternity Life and Order of Omega

Sorority and Fraternity Life along with Order of Omega are proud to present the applications for the 2015 Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards.

The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards are designed to recognize outstanding Greek individuals, chapters, and advisors. The awards celebrate the achievements of our Greek community with award categories in service, scholastic achievement, community building, and leadership. In addition, new awards have been created this year to recognize an Outstanding Sorority / Fraternity Member of the Year, Outstanding Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Advisor / Alumni Volunteer, and Outstanding Council of the Year to name a few.

The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards will be presented at a formal event in the spring semester. The attire for the event is business casual. Invitation and RSVP will be sent at a later date.

Important Application Instructions

  • Awards are for programs and accomplishments that have taken place between January 2015 and December 2015. Programs outside this time period will not be considered.
  • Individual students may NOMINATE themselves or other students for Individual Awards.
  • Please ensure that the names of both applicants and organizations are spelled correctly. The information provided is what will be printed on the winner's award.
  • Quality of the application (including writing and proper use of grammar) as well as the level of details and information provided will be crucial components in rating the application. Therefore it is advised that the application is thorough and well written.
  • All of the questions must be answered COMPLETELY. Please limit each response to 600 words.

Award Categories and Criteria

Outstanding Council of the Year Award

This award recognizes the council that has demonstrated commitment to all the following sorority and fraternity life values:

  • Outstanding Service
  • shows exemplary commitment to serving the community
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • exhibits special interest in scholarly excellence
  • Community Building
  • demonstrates efforts in building community across chapters and councils
  • Outstanding Leadership
  • displays a high level of leadership development in the organization

All four essay sections in the application must be completed in order to be considered for the Outstanding Council Award.


Chapter Awards

These awards recognize individual chapters demonstrating efforts in the following four categories:

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • The fraternity or sorority chapter at UT Austin that displays exemplary work actively serving the community. This organization advances the interest of Sorority & Fraternity Life and promotes a positive community image.
  • Scholastic Achievement Award
  • The sorority or fraternity chapter displays a special interest in advancing the scholarly excellence of its members, as well as a high cumulative grade point average.
  • Community Building Award
  • The sorority or fraternity chapter displays a genuine effort in building community among its own members and across the sorority and fraternity population.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • The chapter displays a high level of leadership development within the organization, the sorority and fraternity community, and the UT community.

Chapters are eligible for the Outstanding Chapter Award if they submit an application for each of the four categories.


Individual Awards

These awards recognize individuals in the sorority and fraternity community that exemplify a special commitment to the following values:

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • This award recognizes the individual sorority or fraternity member committed to outstanding service to the community.
  • Scholastic Achievement Award
  • This award recognizes a sorority or fraternity member that displays outstanding scholastic achievement and dedication to their academic endeavors.
  • Community Building Award
  • This award recognizes a sorority or fraternity member that displays efforts in building community among members within her/his own sorority or fraternity organization and among members across the sorority and fraternity organizations.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • This award recognizes a sorority or fraternity member that displays outstanding leadership within her or his organization as well as within the UT Austin community.

Individuals are eligible for Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year or Outstanding Fraternity Member of the Year if they submit an application for each of the four categories.


Addtional Awards

The Additional Awards page has information about these awards:

  • Outstanding Fraternity / Sorority New Member
  • Outstanding New Member Program
  • Outstanding Advisor / Alumni Volunteer
  • Outstanding Social Responsibility
  • Outstanding Fraternity / Sorority President
  • Order of Omega Academic Scholarships
  • Order of Omega Outstanding Faculty Member
  • Outstanding Order of Omega Member
  • Hyperion Awards