Chapter Applications

Please complete your chapter's award application by submitting answers and relevant documentation.  Application forms will be closed on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Awards will be announced at the Fraternity and Sorority Banquet in the Spring 2018 semester, exact time/date TBD.

Chapter Award Categories

  • Community Service
  • Philanthropy
  • Recruitment Practices
  • Memeber Education & Development
  • Risk Management
  • Alumni/Alumnae Relations
  • Nevada Leadership
  • Cross-Council Interaction

For the Chapter Awards, you may nominate yourself or another person.  The awards recognize individual service and accomplishments between January and December 2017 (the 2017 calendar year, includes Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 semesters). 

Instructions

General:

  • Under each statement check if it is "Applicable" or "Not Applicable".
    • If the statement does apply to your organization and you have check "Applicable", uploading supporting documentation.
    • If the statement does NOT apply to your organization and you have checked "Not Applicable", please explain in the provided response box as to why it does not apply.
  • Directly below each statement, the required supporting documentation is indicated.
  • All sections in the chapter awards refer to chapter accomplishments between January and December 2017 (the 2017 calendar year, including the Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 201 semesters).
  • NOTE: If you do not upload supporting documents, but have selected "Applicable" that section will not count towards the total score for that individual application.

Documentation:

  • Awards will be determined for each category by the quality of documentation provided.
  • Documentation can include, but is not limited to:
Flyers Meeting minutes
Agendas Newspaper articles
Photographs PowerPoint presentations
Screenshots Excerpts from chapter constitutions/bylaws
Event programs E-mail exchanges
  • Use screen shots of relevant web-based pages as documentation.

Tips:

  • Some statements require specific types of documentation as noted.  If this specific documentation is not provided, your application will not receive credit for the response.
  • Highlight significant information in a piece of documentation that includes a lot of text.
  • Keep in mind that the judges will consider events and accomplishments that occurred only between January and December 2017 (Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 semesters).

Community Service

The Community Service Award recognizes a fraternity or sorority that has made outstanding contributions in the area of community service.  Community service is defined by hours spent volunteering in and contributing to the local community.  

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose primary responsibility is planning, implementing, and coordinating the chapter's community service.
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter sponsors at least two community service events (focused on volunteer hours). 
    • Documentation: Evidence of implementation of event OR/AND Evidence of attendance and volunteer hours.
  3. The chapter co-sponsors community service (focused on volunteer hours) events with Greek and/or non-Greek university organizations.
    • Documentation: Evidence of Greek and/or non-Greek student and/or university organization involvement OR/AND  Evidence of attendance and volunteer hours. 
  4. The chapter co-sponsors community service (focused on volunteer hours) events with non-university organizations.
    • Documentation: Evidence of community member and/or organization involvement OR/AND Evidence of attendance and volunteer hours.
  5. The chapter has a policy that prohibits the use of alcohol, drugs, inappropriate sexual conduct, or tobacco at any community service event.
    • Documentation: Copy of the written policy OR/AND Evidence of the policy's adaptation by the chapter (e.g. member education before event, strategies for incorporation during event).
  6. The chapter has improved a community service program or implemented a new community service program.
    • Documentation: Evidence/summary of program and improvements, if applicable OR/AND Evidence of attendance and volunteer hours.

Apply for the Community Service Award!

Philanthropy

The Philanthropy Award recognizes a fraternity or sorority that has made outstanding contributions in the area of philanthropy.  Philanthropy is defined by the programming implemented to support charitable organizations.  

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose primary responsibility is planning, implementing, and coordinating the chapter's philanthropy. 
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter plans and implements at least two philanthropic programs/events.  
    • Documentation: Evidence of implementation of program/event OR/AND Evidence of attendance and money raised at events.
  3. The chapter co-sponsors one or more philanthropic events with other fraternities or sororities.
    • Documentation: Evidence/summary of philanthropic event and/or organization involvement OR/AND Summary of attendance and money raised at event(s).
  4. Chapter members participate in philanthropic events sponsored by other fraternities/sororities and/or non-Greek organizations (university or community organizations, on or off campus).
    • Documentation: Evidence of chapter members' involvement.
  5. The chapter makes donations to its national and/or local philanthropic organizations.
    • Documentation: Evidence of donations.
  6. The chapter has a policy that prohibits the use of alcohol, drugs, inappropriate sexual conduct, or tobacco at any philanthropic event.
    • Documentation: Copy of the written policy OR/AND Evidence of the policy's adaptation by the chapter (e.g. member education before event, strategies for incorporation during event).
  7. The chapter has improved a philanthropic event/program or implemented a new philanthropic event/program.
    • Documentation: Evidence/summary of program and improvements.

Apply for the Philanthropy Award!

Recruitment Practices

The Recruitment Practices Award recognizes a fraternity or sorority that has adhered to the values of community, fairness, and responsibility in its recruitment/intake practices. 

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose primary responsibility is to coordinate the chapter's membership recruitment program.
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter follows all chapter-specific (National/International Headquarters) guidelines and standards for membership recruitment.
    • Documentation:  Evidence of guidelines (lists of rules/standards) OR/AND Evidence of the ways the chapter successfully educates members about guidelines (e.g. member education, workshops, information sessions).
  3. The chapter follows all university and council-specific guidelines for membership recruitment.
    • Documentation: Evidence of guidelines (lists of rules/standards) OR/AND Evidence of the ways the chapter successfully educates members about guidelines (e.g. member education, workshops, information sessions)
  4. The chapter sponsors appropriate themes and publicity during recruitment.
    • Documentation: Evidence of appropriately-themed recruitment flyers or items (e.g. t-shirts)
  5. The chapter conducts a workshop on appropriate membership recruitment practices for its members.
    • Documentation: Evidence of workshop (e.g. schedule, program).
  6. The chapter conducts an evaluation process to improve its recruitment practices.
    • Documentation: Evidence of evaluation tool or workshop and evaluation results, including specific recommendations.
  7. The chapter makes available online information about recruitment events or methods for prospective members to get involved.
    • Documentation: Screenshot of information on a website (e.g. Facebook, chapter website).
  8. The chapter has improved its recruitment practices in at least one area, procedure, or event.
    • Documentation: Evidence or summary of improvements.

Apply for the Recruitment Practices Award!

Member Education & Development

This award recognizes chapters that have established and implemented a comprehensive Member Education Programming that teaches, reflects, and demonstrates the principles and ideals that Greek organizations were founded upon, including academic excellence, community service, personal development, citizenship, and friendship. 

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose main responsibilities include the planning and implementation of educational programming for chapter’s members.
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter clearly communicates to members their specific duties and chapter expectations.
    • Documentation: Evidence of communication to all members.
  3. The chapter has a specific calendar of events pertaining to all members, including new member activities, which is clearly communicated to all members. 
    • Documentation: Evidence of schedule of events OR/AND Evidence of communication to members
  4. The chapter incorporates its history and values in creative and effective ways for member education activities and events.
    • Documentation: Summary of chapter's history and values OR/AND Evidence of their integration in new member education activities
  5.  The chapter has an established and successful mentoring program.
    • Documentation: Evidence of mentoring program (e.g. photos) OR/AND Big/Little Week Guide/Schedule OR/AND Photos.
  6. The chapter provides resources and programming to members to encourage and support their academic performance. 
    • Documentation: Evidence of scholarship resources and programming provided to all members.
  7. The chapter provides education about alcohol and drug use, and sexual abuse.
    • Documentation: Evidence of education (e.g. workshops, programming) OR/AND Evidence of attendance by new members.
  8. The chapter provides education to members on hazing awareness, prevention, and consequences.
    • Documentation: Evidence of education or programming OR/AND Evidence of attendance by members.
  9. The chapter has improved an area of member programming or implemented new programming.
    • Documentation: Evidence or summary of new or improved programming.

Apply for the Member Education & Development Award!

Risk Management

The Risk Management Award recognizes a Greek chapter that has shown excellence in promoting and ensuring its members' safety and contributed to the safety and welfare of the larger Greek Community. 

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose primary responsibility is to educate members about and enforce chapter policies regarding risk management.
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter has up-to-date written policies regarding risk reduction and management that include established methods of enforcement and that prohibit the use of illegal substances.
    • Documentation: A copy of the policies OR/AND Evidence of their adoption and/or revision (e.g. meeting minutes that include the passage of bylaws, evidence of revisions to constitution or bylaws).
  3. The chapter educates members about risk management issues.
    • Documentation: Evidence of chapter programming or member attendance at Greek-wide or university programming related to risk management issues.
  4. The chapter sponsors at least two alcohol-free social events for members per semester.
    • Documentation: Evidence of events.
  5. If the chapter sponsors or co-sponsors events where alcohol is present, party/sober monitors are assigned to ensure the safety of all members and that risk management policies are being followed.
    • Documentation: Evidence of monitors in attendance.
  6. Party/sober monitors receive training or are made aware of their chapter's risk management policies.
    • Documentation: Evidence of information sessions, training, or education for monitors.
  7. The chapter implements programming regarding issues of sexual abuse and harassment and/or chapter members attend programs or workshops about preventing sexual abuse and harassment.
    • Documentation: Evidence of chapter programming for members OR/AND Evidence of members' attendance at Greek-wide or university workshops (e.g. Greek-sponsored speakers or workshops).
  8. The chapter has adopted anti-hazing resolutions or policies.
    • Documentation: A copy of the resolution or policy OR/AND Evidence of procedure or actual enforcement.
  9. The chapter provides anti-hazing programming or workshops to non-new members (initiated, general members).
    • Documentation: Evidence of the program or workshop (e.g. flyer, sign-in sheet) OR/AND The material covered during the program or workshop.
  10. The chapter has improved or implemented a new policy or program in the area of risk management.
    • Documentation: Evidence of improvement or implementation of new policy/program.

Apply for the Risk Management Award!

Alumni/Alumnae Relations

This award recognizes chapter excellence in alumni/alumnae relations, especially a chapter's consistent effort and programming to remain connected to members with alumni/alumnae status.  

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose main responsibilities include the planning and implementation of alumni/alumnae relations programming.
    • Documentation: An official officer description Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter offers opportunities, such as events or mentoring programs, to their alumni/alumnae members throughout the year.
    • Documentation: Evidence of implementation of event or programming.
  3. The chapter produces a newsletter with regular updates and a variety of subject areas that is sent out to all alumni/alumnae throughout the year.
    • Documentation: Evidence of newsletter or regular updates OR/AND Evidence of communication sent to alumni/alumnae members.
  4. The chapter takes specific action and provides resources to encourage recent graduates to remain active through alumni/alumnae involvement.
    • Documentation: Evidence of resources or communication.
  5. The chapter has improved an area of alumni/alumnae relations or implemented a new program in alumni/alumnae relations.
    • Documentation: Evidence or summary of new or improved programming.

Apply for the Alumni/Alumnae Relations Award!

Nevada Leadership

This award recognizes a chapter that has implemented comprehensive leadership development and educational opportunities for its members.  Additionally, this chapter promotes leadership of its members throughout the University and greater Nevada community.

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose responsibility involves coordinating participation in the campus's traditional weeks (i.e. Homecoming, Mackay Week, etc.).
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter members hold  leadership positions in campus clubs and organizations outside of fraternity and sorority life.
    • Documentation: Evidence of officer appointment or election.
  3. The chapter members are involved in campus clubs and organizations outside of fraternity and sorority life.
    • Documentation: Evidence of affiliation to campus club or organization OR/AND Evidence of member participation.
  4. The chapter attended campus and community events outside of the Greek Community.
    • Documentation: Evidence of member participation.
  5. The chapter attended University of Nevada, Reno athletic events.
    • Documentation: Evidence of member participation.
  6. The chapter had an impact and influence on the community throughout the 2017 calendar year.
    • Documentation: Evidence of implementation of programming OR/AND Evidence of member participation.
  7. Leadership development and educational opportunities provided by the chapter focus on ethical decision-making.
    • Documentation: Evidence of implementation of programming or education.
  8. The chapter participated in fraternity or sorority councils' events and initiatives.
    • Documentation: Evidence of member participation.
  9. The chapter participated in intramural sports.
    • Documentation: Evidence of member participation. 

Apply for the Nevada Leadership Award!        

Cross-Council Interaction

This award recognizes a chapter that is dedicated to interaction with chapters in another council.  Chapter members promote overall Greek Community unity by working to support and interact with members of the entire Greek Community. 

  1. The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose responsibilities include planning and implementation of interaction between its chapter and chapters of other councils within the Greek Community.
    • Documentation: An official officer description OR/AND  Officer goals and objectives.
  2. The chapter plans and hosts at least one event per semester with a chapter from at least one other council.
    • Documentation: Evidence of implementation of the event(s) OR/AND Evidence of member participation.
  3. The chapter educates its members on the principles and practices of other councils and individual chapters from other councils.
    • Documentation: Evidence of education (e.g. presentation, discussion).
  4. The chapter encourages its members to attend events sponsored by chapters from other councils.
    • Documentation: Evidence of communication, encouragement, and education.

Apply for the Cross-Council Interaction Award! 

Any questions can be directed to greek@unr.edu.