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.
- The chapter elects or appoints an officer whose primary responsibility is planning, implementing, and coordinating the chapter's philanthropy.
- Documentation: An official officer description AND/OR Officer goals and objectives.
- The chapter plans and implements at least two philanthropic programs/events.
- Documentation: Evidence of implementation of program/event AND/OR Evidence of attendance and money raised at events.
- The chapter co-sponsors one or more philanthropic events with other fraternities or sororities.
- Documentation: Evidence/summary of the philanthropic event and/or organization involvement AND/OR Summary of attendance and money raised at the event(s).
- 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.
- The chapter makes donations to its national and/or local philanthropic organizations.
- Documentation: Evidence of donations.
- 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 AND/OR Evidence of the policy's adaptation by the chapter (e.g. member education before event, strategies for incorporation during event).
- The chapter has improved a philanthropic event/program or implemented a new philanthropic event/program.
- Documentation: Evidence/summary of program and improvements.