Although the 55th Biennial Convocation had to be canceled, the recognition of our members and chapters will still take place. The award applications are now available. The deadline for award submissions is Monday, June 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM CST. Award winners will be announced at a later date.

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The Grand Sage’s Award originally recognized the most improved chapter during the biennium. At the 1972 Convocation, the delegates voted to change the criteria to recognize the best overall chapter. In 1992, it was decided that a chapter in each tier (small, medium and large) should receive a Grand Sage’s Award. In 2006, the tier structure was revamped to expand the award to the top four chapters. The tiers – each named after a Founding Father – were created based upon the number of similar social fraternities at the respective host institutions; the George Martin Patterson Tier designed for campuses with 1-5 fraternities, the James Thompson Kingsburg Tier for those with 6-9 fraternities, the William Raper Kennedy Tier with 10-19, and the Rolin Rosco James Tier with 20 and above.

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Cletus Broecker Award

Outstanding Individual Undergraduate / Community Service: Given biennially to an undergraduate for outstanding service to the greater community.

Curtis Shake Award

Province Archon Award: Given to the Province Archon who has shown great leadership in advising Chapter Directors and Alumni volunteers to success.

Harold Jacobsen Award

Outstanding Individual Undergraduate / On Campus: Given biennially to an undergraduate for outstanding service and leadership on campus

Lyle Smith Award

Chapter Director Award: Given to the Chapter Director who has shown great leadership in advising an individual chapter to success.

Michael Carey Award

Outstanding Individual Undergraduate / In Chapter: Given biennially to an undergraduate for outstanding leadership within his chapter.

Joseph F. Marsalek, Jr. Dedicated Alumnus Award

Given to an alumnus volunteer who has served at least thirty years without being elected to the Grand Council or Educational Foundation, has attended five  Convocations, and who has contributed to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation.

The Joseph F. Marsalek, Jr. Dedicated Alumnus Award was named after Brother Joseph F. Marsalek, Jr.  to honor his decades of service as Chapter Director for Upsilon Chapter at UCLA. Joe was also instrumental in writing chapter resource manuals to aid them in their operations. 

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Most Improved Chapter

Given annually to the chapter that has made the biggest improvement in the past year.

Most Outstanding Alumni Club Award

Given biennially to the Alumni Club that goes above and beyond with engaging alumni for their area. 

Bryon R. Lewis Academic Cup

Given annually to recognize outstanding academic achievement. This award is given to the Chapter which registers the highest GPA. 

The Byron R. Lewis Academic Cup was named as a nod to Bryon R. Lewis’s support for academic success as he was the driving force behind the establishment of the Sigma Pi Foundation (now the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation) in the 1920s.

Louis Foley Newsletter Award (Alumni)

Alumni Newsletter: Given annually to the chartered alumni club the consistently produces the best overall alumni newsletter.

The publication-type awards are named after Lewis Foley honoring his long standing service as editor of the Emerald, who was the longest-serving editor in the history of the magazine. 

Louis Foley Newsletter Award (Undergraduate) 

Undergraduate Newsletter: Given annually to the chapter the consistently produces the best overall alumni newsletter.

The publication-type awards are named after Lewis Foley honoring his long standing service as editor of the Emerald, who was the longest-serving editor in the history of the magazine. 

William Cutbirth – Chapter Outstanding Philanthropy

Chapter Outstanding Philanthropy: Given biennially to the chapter conducting the most noteworthy charitable service project.

William Cutbirth Chapter Outstanding Community Service

Chapter Outstanding Community Service: Given biennially to the chapter conducting the most noteworthy charitable service project.

Dr. Robert L. Burns Award Faculty Advisor Award

Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Given in recognition of an outstanding faculty advisor, as deemed merited.

The Dr. Robert L. Burns Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award was named after Past Grand Sage Burns who served as college president for many years demonstrating a prolific career in higher education. 

Greek Advisor Award

Outstanding Greek Advisor: Given in recognition of an outstanding campus fraternity/sorority life advisor, as deemed merited.

Young Professional Achievement Award

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The Sigma Pi Young Professional Achievement Award may be awarded to a Sigma Pi alumnus who, over the course of a Biennium, has earned a level of outstanding achievement in their career and/or public service to their community regardless of their contribution or involvement with the Sigma Pi Fraternity or a Sigma Pi Chapter, Colony or Alumni Club. Eligible nominees must be between the ages of 22 and 35 years old by July 1st of the Biennium Convocation year and must be a Sigma Pi Alumnus in good standing with the Grand Chapter; as well as having earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree by June 20th of the Biennium Convocation year. Nominations may be made to the Sigma Pi Alumni Services Department by July 1st of the Biennium Convocation year and must include a 250-word essay describing how the nominee has met the requirements of this award.

Young Alumni Volunteer Award

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The Sigma Pi Young Alumni Volunteer Award may be awarded to a Sigma Pi alumnus who, over the course of a Biennium, has demonstrated outstanding service as a volunteer to Grand Chapter, Sigma Pi Chapter, Colony Alumni Club, or their university’s Fraternity & Sorority Life system. Eligible nominees must be between the ages of 22 and 35 years old by July 1st of the Biennium Convocation year; and must be a Sigma Pi Alumnus in good standing with the Grand Chapter, as well as having earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree by July 1st of the Biennium Convocation year. Nominations may be made to the Sigma Pi Alumni Services Department by June 20th of the Biennium Convocation year and must include a 250-word essay describing how the nominee has met the requirements of this award and demonstrated the values and ideals of Sigma Pi as a volunteer. Province Archon’s & Colony/Chapter Directors who are recognized by the Executive Office are ineligible for this award.

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