National Awards

Nominations

Nominations for Sister and Chapter Awards are open until May 31, 2021 at midnight (PST). Winners will be announced at the 2021 National Convention. To nominate a sister for one of these awards, please fill out the nomination form.

The committee asks that you provide a detailed nomination as to why a sister deserves to be recognized. An example nomination is included below:

Nominee: Jane Doe

Chapter: Omega

Award: Senior of the Year

The Omega chapter would like to nominate Jane Doe for Senior of the year for all the hard work she has done this year Jane was our Vice President of Finance and overcame numerous obstacles while dealing with our somewhat complicated school’s finance system. Despite our University switching to and entirely new financial system in the middle of the year Jane was able to handle our finances in a timely manner. She also planned an amazing formal dinner for the entire chapter with limited time and funds. She was always the voice of reason in Chapter and could always be relied on for advice. Even as she was rushing to complete her thesis and getting ready to graduate and join the Alumni chapter, Jane showed again and again that she was ready to dedicate her time to the chapter whenever she could. 

Sister Awards

Sister Award Description

Active Sister of the Year

Awarded to an active sister that demonstrates her dedication to chapter, the National Organization, living the Oath, stepping up to fill an officer position, etc.

Alumnae Sister of the Year

Awarded to an alum sister that demonstrates her dedication to chapter, the National Organization, living the Oath, stepping up to fill an officer position, etc.

New Member of the Year

Awarded to a member that has recently been initiated (2020-2021) and has demonstrated her dedication to chapter, the National Organization, living the Oath, stepping up to fill an officer position, etc.

Senior of the Year

Awarded to a sister that graduated or went alum in the last year and has continued to be an active and Outstanding Member of our Organization. She may have taken a strong leadership role in improving the quality of her Chapter, immediately stepped into and Alum officer role, helped to develop some new programs for the Chapter, etc.

Colony Member of the Year

Awarded to a colony member that has demonstrated her dedication to the Colony, helping expand on campus, living the Oath, stepping in to fill an officer position, etc.

Outstanding Leader of the Year

A sister must maintain her GPA to be eligible. An outstanding leader includes a sister who has gone above and beyond as a leader within her chapter.

Examples include a sister that stepped up or was elected to an officer positions, worked to support and develop other leaders in the Chapter (shadowing, officer transitions, etc.), or is involved in other organizations as a leader.

And Two Newly Added Awards

Professional Excellence Award

Awarded to a professional alumnae that demonstrates excellence within their field or career. Examples include promotion, completing a big project, celebrating a significant anniversary at a company, receiving an award for their work in an industry, etc.

Infinity Education Award

Awarded to an alumnae sister that is working towards additional academic pursuits past their undergraduate degree. Examples include earning a masters degree, earning a PhD, participating in a significant research project, presenting at a conference, etc.

 

For any questions regarding Sister awards, please contact Eva Hanlon at eva.hanlon@gmail.com.

Chapter Awards

(based on chapter reports)
Chapter Award Description

New Member Academic Award

Awarded to the Chapter with the highest New Member (Fall & Spring) GPAs

Highest GPA

Awarded to the chapter with the highest overall GPA

Most Improved GPA

Awarded to the chapter with the highest value change between the fall (2020) and spring (2021) semesters

Excellence in Philanthropic Project

Awarded to the chapter that shows excellence in a local philanthropy project. This may include a large number of volunteers or hours.

Excellence in Service

Awarded to the chapter that participates in a local philanthropy project with a high number of volunteers or hours.

Excellence in Supporting Donors Choose

Awarded to the chapter that demonstrates excellence for a donors choose philanthropy cause or event. This could include a large number of volunteers, hours worked or money raised.

Best in Pride

Awarded to the chapter with the highest number of new fall and spring initiates.

Best in Pride

Awarded to the chapter that increases their overall numbers by the largest percentage from fall to spring.

 

For any questions regarding Chapter awards, please contact Tara Naber at ndor@ask-wits.com.