Our national headquarters just announced which chapters have won awards for the 2012-2013 academic year, and it looks like it was a pretty good one for us! UCLA’s Alpha Zeta chapter won awards in six different categories, making it one of the top chapters in the country. Check out all the different awards we won below!

Memorial Trophy Award

The Memorial Trophy is awarded to Theta Xi’s top performing chapters. Based on a culmination of scholastic excellence and membership education, outstanding chapter operations, commitment to service, and a continuance of values based living, this award is only bestowed upon the top 5% of chapters and is a symbol of those chapters’ commitment to excellence. This year’s winners are…

  • Alpha Iota Chapter – Kansas State
  • Gamma Phi Chapter – Georgia Southern

Benchmark Chapter Awards

The Benchmark Award is given to those chapters that round out the top 20%.

  • Delta Chapter – MIT
  • Iota Chapter – Washington University
  • Alpha Alpha Chapter – LSU
  • Alpha Zeta Chapter – UCLA
  • Alpha Omicron Chapter – UL-Lafayette 
  • Beta Alpha Chapter – Georgia Tech
  • Kappa Sigma Chapter – Section A – Kettering University
  • Gamma Iota Chapter – Embry Riddle AU

General Improvement Trophy

The General Improvement Trophy is awarded to those chapters that have shown the most amount of improvement over the past academic year. This award recognizes a chapter’s commitment to raising its standards of development and success of not only the chapter, but of its overall membership as well.

  • First place – Beta Xi Chapter – UNO
  • Second Place – Alpha Omicron Chapter – UL-Lafayette
  • Third Place – Alpha Sigma Chapter – Bradley University

Outstanding Recruitment Recognition

The Outstanding Recruitment Award is presented to chapters continuing to demonstrate exceptional recruitment results.

  • Delta Chapter – MIT
  • Iota Chapter – Washington University
  • Upsilon Chapter – University of Washington
  • Omega Chapter – Washington State
  • Alpha Alpha Chapter – LSU
  • Alpha Zeta Chapter – UCLA
  • Alpha Eta Chapter – UC-Boulder
  • Beta Alpha Chapter – Georgia Tech
  • Beta Omega Chapter – VA Tech
  • Kappa Tau Chapter – West Virginia Wesleyan
  • Gamma Mu Chapter – Montclair
  • Gamma Phi Chapter – Georgia Southern

Daniel J. Haughton Award

The Daniel J. Haughton Award is presented in memory of Brother Haughton, Alpha Lambda 3, Alabama, who’s tireless efforts to raise support and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis resulted in it becoming one of Theta Xi’s national philanthropic causes. It is a symbol of the recipients’ commitment to the MS cause and continuing support of MS research.

  • First Place – Gamma Epsilon Chapter – SE Missouri
  • Second Place – Eta Colony – Lehigh University
  • Third Place – Iota Chapter – Washington University

Habitat for Humanity Service in Excellence Award

The Habitat for Humanity Service in Excellence Award is presented to chapters demonstrating outstanding commitment and support to Theta Xi’s national philanthropy, Habitat for Humanity.

  • First Place – Alpha Beta Chapter – Illinois
  • Second Place – Beta Zeta Chapter – Auburn
  • Third Place – Gamma Pi Chapter – UNC- Pembroke

Local Community Service Excellence Awards

Presented to chapters showing unsurpassed commitment to uplifting their local communities through service events, education opportunities, and support programs.

  • First Place – Upsilon Chapter – University of Washington
  • Second Place – Alpha Zeta Chapter – UCLA
  • Third Place – Beta Alpha Chapter – Georgia Tech
Outstanding Communications Awards 
 
Top Website
  • First Place – Alpha Zeta Chapter – UCLA
  • Second Place – Upsilon Chapter – University of Washington
  • Third Place – Delta Chapter – MIT
Top Chapter, Colony, or Alumni Association Newsletter
  • First Place – Alpha Chapter – RPI
  • Second Place – Alpha Iota Chapter – Kansas State
  • Third Place – Alpha Alpha Chapter – LSU

Accreditation Recognition

The following chapters have achieved accredited status for the 2013-2014 academic year having met or exceeded Fraternity expectations in a minimum of 7 of the 9 accreditation standards in 2012-2013. Congratulations to:

  • Alpha Chapter – RPI
  • Delta Chapter – MIT
  • Iota Chapter – Washington University
  • Omicron Chapter – UPenn
  • Sigma Chapter – Michigan
  • Upsilon Chapter – University of Washington
  • Alpha Alpha Chapter – LSU
  • Alpha Beta Chapter – Illinois
  • Alpha Zeta Chapter – UCLA
  • Alpha Iota Chapter – Kansas State
  • Alpha Omicron Chapter – UL-Lafayette
  • Beta Alpha Chapter – Georgia Tech
  • Beta Epsilon Chapter – UC-Davis
  • Beta Omega Chapter – VA Tech.
  • Kappa Theta Chapter – Western Illinois
  • Kappa Sigma Chapter – Section A – Kettering University
  • Kappa Tau Chapter – West Virginia Wesleyan
  • Gamma Iota Chapter – Embry Riddle AU
  • Gamma Mu Chapter – Montclair
  • Gamma Sigma Chapter – UW-Stevens Point
  • Gamma Pi Chapter – UNC-Pembroke
  • Gamma Phi Chapter – Georgia Southern
  • Gamma Chi Chapter – Shippensburg University

Outstanding District

  • West District

Congratulations to the following chapters of West District:

  • Upsilon Chapter – University of Washington
  • Omega Chapter – Washington State
  • Alpha Zeta Chapter – UCLA
  • Alpha Nu Chapter – USC
  • Beta Epsilon Colony – UC-Davis
  • Gamma Iota Chapter – Embry Riddle AU

Dr. W. Turrentine Jackson, Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

  • Michael Garramone, Kappa Sigma 761, Kettering University – Alpha Eta Chapter at University of Colorado, Boulder