Chapter Achievement Awards

The sorority recognizes chapters and individual sisters for their achievements within the four pillars of the sorority (fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service) and for maintaining efficient chapter operations during the current year. The recipients for the following awards are determined by the National Sorority Board based on certain scoring criteria and are presented at the National Convention/Conclave.

We encourage chapters to review the criteria for each achievement award so that you can work towards achieving the highest score possible!

  • Founder's Cup
    • Established in 2001, the Founder's Cup is presented to one collegiate chapter in recognition of its outstanding efforts in maintaining efficient chapter operations. This award is given to the chapter with the most points per award year and recognizes achievements in meeting national obligations, active participation by chapter members, and overall success of the chapter within the four pillars of the sorority. The chapter must be recognized as an Emerald Chapter to be eligible for consideration.  LEARN ABOUT THE POINT SYSTEM
  • Emerald Chapter
    • Awarded to chapters to recognize achievements in meeting national obligations, active participation by chapter members and overall success of the chapter within the four pillars of the sorority. The Awards Selection Committee will review term reports for the Fall and Spring semesters or for the Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter of the current school year for various activities listed within each section. To be considered for this award, the chapter must submit all term reports for this award year and not be outstanding with any forms or fees to the national sorority.
  • Most Improved Scholarship
    • Awarded to the chapter with the most improved cumulative GPA over the previous year (fall term to fall term). The cumulative GPA for the chapter is compared to the previous award year, and the chapter with the greatest increase in their cumulative GPA will be awarded. To be considered for this award, the chapter must submit all term reports for both award years.
  • Outstanding Fellowship
    • Awarded to the chapter that showcases the most outstanding program of sisterhood development activities. The Awards Selection Committee will review term reports for the Fall and Spring semesters or for the Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter of the current school year for various activities listed in the Sisterhood/Social section, along with activities discussed throughout Chapter President calls with your Chapter Consultant. To be considered for this award, the chapter must submit all term reports for this award year.  LEARN ABOUT THE SCORING CRITERIA
  • Outstanding Leadership
    • Awarded to the chapter with the most successful program of professional skill and knowledge development. The Awards Selection Committee will review term reports for the Fall and Spring semesters or for the Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter of the current school year for various activities listed in the Professional Development/Leadership section, along with activities discussed throughout Chapter President calls with your Chapter Consultant. To be considered for this award, the chapter must submit all term reports for this award year.  LEARN ABOUT THE SCORING CRITERIA
  • Outstanding Scholarship
    • Awarded to the chapter that not only exhibits a high cumulative GPA but also exhibits a commitment to scholarship through chapter activities. The Awards Selection Committee will review term reports for the Fall and Spring semesters or for the Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter of the current school year for various activities listed in the Scholarship section, along with chapter cumulative and individual chapter member GPAs. To be considered for this award, the chapter must submit all term reports for this award year.  LEARN ABOUT THE SCORING CRITERIA
  • Outstanding Service
    • Awarded to the chapter with the most complete and successful overall service program. This is an award that encompasses Ag in the Classroom, community and university philanthropy. The Awards Selection Committee will review term reports for the Fall and Spring semesters or for the Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter of the current school year for various activities listed in the Philanthropy/Service section, along with activities discussed throughout Chapter President calls with your Chapter Consultant. To be considered for this award, the chapter must submit all term reports for this award year.  LEARN ABOUT THE SCORING CRITERIA