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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 2013 Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards. For over twenty years, Order of Omega has recognized the hard work and dedication to high standards exemplified by The University of Texas at Austin sorority and fraternity community.
Important Note: Nominations will be considered for programs and events that took place from January 2012 to December 2012. Any applications that fall outside of this date range will not be considered.
Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards Application Information
Awards are for programs and accomplishments that have taken place between January 2012 and December 2012.
The deadline to complete and submit awards applications is March 8th, 2013
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 crucial that the application is thorough and well written and all the questions are answered completely. Please limit each response to 1000 characters.
If you are applying as an individual, chapter, or council, the form must be filled out in its entirety. All four questions must be complete in order to be considered.
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards will be presented at Evening of the Stars on April 23rd, 2013. The attire for the event is business casual. Invitation and RSVP will be sent at a later date.
Please see below for a detailed list of the awards that will be given, as well as descriptions of the awards and evaluation criteria. Note that, in addition to the awards listed, Sorority & Fraternity Life will recognize an Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year, an Outstanding Fraternity Member of the Year, an Outstanding Chapter of the Year, and Outstanding Council of the Year. Councils will not be considered for awards in each specific category. Rather, a single Outstanding Council will be recognized based on achievement in all four categories. Outstanding award winners will be selected based on earning the combined highest score based on all categories.
Chapter Awards and Overall Council Award:
Outstanding Service Award
This award recognizes the fraternity or sorority chapter at UT Austin that displays exemplary work in actively serving the community. This organization advances the interest of Sorority & Fraternity Life and promotes a positive community image. Consideration will be given to dollars raised for charity and hours of time devoted to service. Additionally, established partnerships, breadth of local and national efforts, and real-time impacts on the world will be measured.
Scholastic Achievement Award
This award will be presented to the sorority or fraternity chapter that displays a high cumulative grade point average, along with a special interest in advancing the scholarly excellence of its members. Consideration will be given to the organization's variety of educational programs, scholarship dollars awarded to its members, study groups, and members of academic honor societies.
Community Building Award
This award recognizes the sorority or fraternity chapter that displays a genuine effort in building community among its own members and across the sorority and fraternity population. Consideration will be given to sisterhood or brotherhood events, alumni relations, chapter retreats, and efforts to build community beyond the organizational level (cross-chapter, cross-council programming).
This award will be presented to the chapter who displays a high level of leadership development within its organization, the sorority and fraternity community, and at UT. Focus will be placed on new member education programs, and members in leadership positions both within and outside the organization. Additional programming in leadership development such as mentor/mentee relationships, goal setting, decision-making, and time management skills will also be considered.
This award recognizes the individual sorority or fraternity member who exemplifies outstanding service to the community. This member dedicates significant time and energy volunteering in the community. Consideration will be given to length of service commitment, hours dedicated, and impact of volunteering.
Scholastic Achievement Award
This award recognizes a sorority or fraternity member that displays outstanding scholastic achievement and academic endeavors. Consideration will be given to cumulative grade point average, academic awards, honors, and scholarships, and academic study projects and research.
Community Building Award
This award recognizes a sorority or fraternity member that displays efforts in building community among members within its sorority or fraternity organization and among members across the sorority and fraternity organizations. Consideration will be given to members who dedicate their time to sisterhood or brotherhood events, alumni relations, or chapter retreats, and to cross-council or cross-chapter programming.
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. Consideration will be given to member's contribution and impact to leadership roles, dedication to organizations and positions, and commitment to leadership offices through time served and roles held.