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The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards

The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards are designed to recognize outstanding Greek individuals, chapters, councils, and advisors. The awards celebrate the achievements of our Greek community with award categories in service, scholastic achievement, community building, and leadership. The 2024 SFL Awards are awarded based on the achievements during the 2023 calendar year.

Congratulations to the 2024 Sorority and Fraternity Life Award recipients!

2024 Award Winners

Chapter Awards

   Chapter of the Year

2024 Award Winner: Chi Omega

This award seeks to highlight the outstanding contributions of a sorority or fraternity in the UT Austin community. This organization exemplifies their chapter’s mission, values, and purpose, and has made a significant impact in the sorority and fraternity community.

  • In order to be eligible for Chapter of the Year, a Chapter must apply for 3 out of the other 5 Chapter Award categories.
  • This award includes a $300 prize supported by the Transforming Texas Greeks fund.
   Outstanding Campus Involvement Award

2024 Award Winner: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

This award recognizes demonstrated commitment, leadership, and active engagement within the UT Austin campus community. This award acknowledges the chapter’s outstanding contributions such as collaborations with other organizations, departments and students outside of Sorority and Fraternity Life. This could include summative impact of individual efforts of your chapter or whole organization efforts of involvement in support of the campus community. A chapter could also demonstrate how, as a group, they support other organizations, athletic teams, or initiatives on campus.

   Innovative Programming

2024 Award Winner: Delta Tau Delta

This award recognizes a chapter that provides relevant and engaging programming tailored to the needs and interests of its members. This chapter stands out for its commitment to innovation, utilizing interactive formats such as speakers, workshops, panel discussions, webinars, and more. Whether through a single impactful event or a thoughtfully curated series, the chapter delivers programming that enhances the member experience and fosters a dynamic and enriching environment.

   Outstanding Service or Philanthropy

2024 Award Winner: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

This award recognizes a chapter that actively involves its members to participate in hands-on service or in philanthropic efforts to support a chosen non-profit organization. This chapter demonstrates excellence in providing service opportunities for members or by creating or maintaining philanthropic causes through successful fundraising initiatives.

   Outstanding Siblinghood

2024 Award Winner: Theta Chi

This award recognizes a chapter that creates a strong sense of siblinghood which includes a sense of connection, care, and belonging among its members. This chapter goes above and beyond to foster siblinghood through organized events, mentorship, and informal bonding activities. Submissions should demonstrate how a chapter cultivates a chapter culture where members truly feel connected and valued.

   Outstanding Well-Being and Safety

2024 Award Winner: Phi Kappa Psi

This award recognizes a Chapter that has established an effective program or implemented initiatives that educate members on well-being and safety topics including:

  • Mitigating risks: Implementing strategies and practices to identify and reduce potential risks within the chapter.
  • Cultivating responsible decision making: Developing a culture that encourages responsible decision-making and emphasizes individual and collective accountability.
  • Promoting member safety: Implementing measures to ensure the safety and security of all members within the chapter.
  • Well-Being Education: Providing comprehensive education on various well-being topics, including mental and emotional health, substance use, and physical health.

All programs and initiatives, regardless of format (virtual, in-person, hybrid) will be considered and should be included in the application.

Individual Awards

Each award can be given to both a fraternity and sorority member. Applications can be filled out by the individual themselves or by another person on their behalf. These awards recognize individuals in the sorority and fraternity community that exemplify a special commitment to the following values:

   Chapter President of the Year

2024 Award Winner: Brady Lamme, Phi Gamma Delta

This award recognizes the exemplary leadership of a chapter president who served during the 2023 calendar year and demonstrates exceptional leadership skills, the ability to inspire and motivate others, unwavering character, and a commitment to upholding the high ideals of their chapter. This president exemplifies the mission, values and purpose of their organization and have made a significant impact in the sorority and fraternity community overall.

   Living Your Values Award

2024 Award Winner: Faisal Saleh, Delta Sigma Phi

Nominees for this award consistently embody, embrace, and uphold their organizational values, purpose, ritual, and mission in their daily conduct. A nominee for this award not only serves as a role model, inspiring others to follow suit, but also leads by example, irrespective of their official leadership status within the chapter. A nominee encourages and inspires fellow members to uphold the organization's ideals, earning the respect and admiration of the entire chapter.

   Emerging Leader Award

2024 Award Winner: Abigail Garcia, Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc.

An individual who joined the organization between January 2023-December 2023. This individual exhibits great potential for future leadership through their contributions to their chapter, the sorority and fraternity community, and/or the university.

   What Starts Here Changes the World Award

2024 Award Winner: Morgan Malonson, Alpha Delta Pi

Nominees for this award demonstrate excellence by taking advantage of on or off campus pre-professional opportunities. Examples would include internships, research initiatives, co-ops, or other pursuits related to their professional or academic field. Nominee should showcase how this opportunity is advancing their professional and/or academic career.

   Outstanding Advisor or Volunteer

2024 Award Winner: John Newton, Phi Gamma Delta

An individual who supports the organization in an advisory or volunteer capacity and serves as a role model for the organization’s members. The Outstanding advisor or volunteer displays hard work and dedication towards helping improve the chapter and its members as well as the greater sorority and fraternity community.