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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 2014 Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards.

Sorority and Fraternity Life recognizes individuals and chapters with awards for Outstanding Service, Scholastic Achievement, Community Building, and Leadership and in addition, recognizes an Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year, Outstanding Fraternity Member of the Year, Outstanding Chapter of the Year, and Outstanding Council of the Year.

The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards will be presented at Evening of the Stars 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 2014 and December 2014. Programs outside this time period will not be considered.
  • The deadline to complete and submit awards applications is January 23rd, 2015
  • NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • 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 1000 characters.

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. Apply for an 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. Apply for a Chapter Award.


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. Apply for an Individual Award.


Outstanding Fraternity / Sorority President of the Year Award

This award recognizes the fraternity and sorority president that has shown commitment and dedication to making a difference and greatly impacting the chapter with significant contributions throughout their term in office.

Apply for an Outstanding Fraternity / Sorority President Award