Undergraduate Chapter Awards
The Chapter Annual Report and Major Awards Application is a mandatory report that all undergraduate chapters must submit at the end of each academic year. It was instituted in the 2009–10 academic year as a method for chapters to efficiently report on their performance, accomplishments and achievements during the academic year. Essentially, the report acts as a capstone summary and an opportunity for the chapter to inform the Fraternity and their advisors of the chapter's performance over the course of the previous year. Data from this report is analyzed so that the Fraternity can acquire a better understanding for the common challenges that are facing its chapters. Information from the report is used to select winners of the various annual awards that the Fraternity confers upon its chapters.
The report can be accessed here.
Chapter submissions are due May 1.
Chapter advisor submissions are due May 8.
Grand Praetor submissions are due May 15.
The report is available online by March 1.
This award recognizes the undergraduate chapter that adds the highest percentage of undergraduate Life Loyal Sigs throughout the school year. The award is named for 18th Grand Consul William C. “Pop” Henning, DEPAUW 1890, who is Life Loyal Sig No. 1.
The winning chapter receives a custom Life Loyal Sig plaque to display in the chapter house, as well as a $1,000 scholarship from the Fraternity to be used for one of the following purposes:
The Fraternity presents the Charles G. Ross Award to the undergraduate chapter with the most outstanding publications program. Criteria include the inclusion of content concerning undergraduate and alumni news, writing and editing, layout, general appearance, and the frequency and quality of publication. The award is named for the late Significant Sig Charles G. Ross, MISSOURI-COLUMBIA 1905.
The James F. Bash Significant Improvement Award — funded by 49th Grand Consul James F. Bash, BUTLER and INDIANA 1946, and his wife, Connie — is given to chapters that demonstrate major improvement in total chapter operations from year to year. Significant improvement is defined as a gain of at least 25 percent in the score ascribed to a Peterson Significant Chapter Award application from one year to the next. All chapters that apply for the Peterson will be considered for the Bash Award; therefore, there is no separate application for this award.
This annual award honors the undergraduate chapter that has the most outstanding scholastic achievement program. The winning chapter receives a plaque and has its name engraved on the Daniel William Cooper Award trophy on display in the Sigma Chi Museum at Headquarters. Recipients of this award are chosen from the pool of Peterson Significant Chapter Award applicants.
This award is named in honor of past Risk Management Foundation (RMF) chairman and 56th Grand Consul Robert E. Joseph, WILLAMETTE 1957. The RMF began funding this annual grant in 1998 for the purpose of supporting further risk management education and chapter house life safety improvements, as well as recognizing chapters with exemplary risk management programs.
The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation, is the highest honor that the Fraternity bestows upon an undergraduate chapter. Named for 38th Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson, INDIANA 1919, the award recognizes excellent, but not impossible, performance by chapters in all major areas of operation and programming. For many years, the Peterson plaque has been a symbol of dedication, idealism and achievement.