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Standards of Excellence and FSL Awards

In order to assist the University of Wyoming fraternity & sorority community in becoming a premier community, we believe individual chapters will be most successful if they fulfill Standards of Excellence that support the values and principles upon which their organizations were founded. Participation in Standards of Excellence is voluntary; however, only chapters participating in the program will be eligible for awards recognition.

To better assist fraternity and sorority chapters to complement the academic mission of the university, develop leadership and character in members, provide service to the community, build relationships and foster lifelong friendships, this document will set forth Standards of Excellence for fraternities and sororities at the University of Wyoming. The fundamental purpose of this document is to encourage the fraternity and sorority chapters at the University of Wyoming to focus on their founding values, which are crucial to the rich development of fraternity men and sorority women.

Chapters may also nominate members, the chapter, or fellow chapters/community members for recognition in any or all of the categories below. For each nomination, please submit any materials, documentation, or letters of endorsement that you believe best supports the nomination to be reviewed by the Awards Committee. This process is intentionally open to allow for creativity in nominations, so feel free to submit video, PowerPoint, photos, website's, or other supporting materials along with your nomination. For examples of good and bad nominations, please look at our FSL Award Examples.

Awards based on the Standards of Excellence and Nominated Awards are all presented at the Annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards at the end of each academic year. 

 

 

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2019 FSL Award Winners

President's Cup: Chi Omega 

Panhellenic Council Chapter of the Year: Chi Omega 

Interfraternity Council Chapter of the Year: Pi Kappa Alpha 

Emerging Leader of the Year: Nathan Dukart (Pi Kappa Alpha) 

Chapter President of the Year: Keegan McClain (Delta Delta Delta) 

Council Officer of the Year: Neve Mead (Delta Delta Delta) 

Chapter Advisor of the Year: Nancy Small (Phi Sigma Rho) 

Fraternity Man of the Year: Seth Jones (Sigma Chi) 

Sorority Women of the Year: Hayley Stromberg (Chi Omega) 

FSL Advocate of the Year: Not awarded for the 2019 year 

Outstanding Community Service: Kappa Kappa Gamma for Book Buddies 

Outstanding Philanthropic Endeavor: Kappa Kappa Gamma for Mr. Wyoming 

Outstanding Social Event/Activity: Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Alpha for Formal Etiquette Dinner 

Impact Award: Kappa Kappa Gamma for Mr. Wyoming 

Innovation Award: Lambda Chi Alpha for Brave the Shave 

Poke's Pride: Not awarded for the 2019 year 

Most Improved: Phi Sigma Rho 

Women from every chapter who serve on the panhellenic council Shelby Bell, winner of the Emerging Leader AwardKatie Moncrief, one of the winners of the sorority women of the year awardMembers of Sigma Alpha, winner of the Most Improved Chapter AwardSig Ep president past and present with the award for Fraternity Man of the Year and IFC Chapter of the YearMany members of Sigma Phi Epsilon, winner of the IFC Chapter of the Year

Individual Awards

Emerging Leader of the Year

Recognizes a first- or second-year student who embodies the organization’s values and exhibits promising characteristics of great leadership in the chapter.

Chapter President of the Year

Recognizes the chapter president who embodies the values of the organization whose leadership and contributions has successfully led his/her chapter to accomplish its goals.

Council Officer of the Year

Recognizes the council officer who embodies the values of the fraternity/sorority community and has distinguished him/herself through service to and participation in a governing council.

Chapter Advisor of the Year

Recognizes the chapter advisor (any – primary, faculty, staff, lead, alumni, etc.) whose involvement and support has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of the chapter and its members.

Fraternity Man of the Year

Recognizes the fraternity man who has distinguished himself in service to and participation in the fraternity/sorority community.

Sorority Woman of the Year

Recognizes the sorority woman who has distinguished herself in service to and participation in the fraternity/sorority community.

 

Chapter Awards

Outstanding Community Service Project

Recognizes a specific community service project (or series of projects) that are considered worthy of special recognition due to the scale, participation, originality, and/or benefit provided to the local or global community.

Outstanding Philanthropic Endeavor

Recognizes a specific philanthropic event/initiative/project (or series of endeavors) that is considered worthy of special recognition due to the scale, participation, and/or benefit provided to the agency, organization, or cause.

Outstanding Social Event/Activity

Recognizes a specific social event/initiative/activity (or series of endeavors) that is considered worthy of special recognition due to the scale, participation or creativity involved.

Innovation Award

Recognizes a specific initiative/program/event/project created during the award year that is considered worthy of special recognition due to its originality, creativity, and/or entrepreneurial.

Impact Award

Recognizes a specific initiative/program/event/project (or series of endeavors) that is considered worthy of special recognition due to the impact to the local, campus, or global community.

Pokes Pride Award

Recognizes an individual or chapter who best embodies the spirit, pride, and tradition of the University of Wyoming through specific actions, involvements, or events.

Most Improved Award

Recognizes the chapter who, through intentional and substantial action, has shown significant improvement in overall chapter operations compared to prior years.

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