Award Applications and Information

Each year at the Southeastern Greek Leadership Association Annual Conference, fraternity and sorority communities, councils, and individuals are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments over the past year. These awards recognize excellence in leadership, philanthropy, community service and academic achievement among Greek communities. SGLA will host our annual awards ceremony as part of our closing banquet to honor and recognize the contributions of individuals, chapters, and councils that have gone above and beyond in their fraternal commitments. Please see below for applications and for further descriptions.

The 2020 SGLA Awards applications will open Friday, November 8, 2019 and are due Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Council and Community Awards

Individual Awards

Programming Awards


Fraternity and Sorority Community of the Year (Separate Submission)
This award is presented to one outstanding institutional community.   The community should show evidence of how they went above and beyond in serving and developing their entire sorority and fraternity system, institution, and local community. This community should be able to show continued cross council collaborations as well campus and community relations. This submission should be written by at least one representative from each of the governing council’s executive board, preferably the president, and should have letters of support from either a president or advisor of a member organization of each council and the institution’s fraternity and sorority life advisor. 

Council of the Year (4 Awards)
Interfraternity Council of the Year
CPC of the Year
NPHC of the Year
MGC of the Year

This award is presented to one outstanding council from each governing body.  The Council should show evidence of how they went above and beyond in serving and developing their individual members, Chapters, institutions, and local community. 

Council Member of the Year (4 Awards)

This award will recognize an undergraduate fraternity/sorority member in the Southeast who is a role model to their peers and consistently illustrates what it means to live with integrity and by the values of their organization.  No more than three recommendations will be considered from the council president, Greek Advisor, chapter presidents, University personnel, chapter advisors, or other influential student leaders.  One student nomination per council will be considered. In the case that multiple nominations from a campus are submitted, the first nomination will be the only submission considered. 

Cross Council Collaboration of the Year
This award will recognize the councils that is dedicated to promoting unity and collaboration between councils/governing boards at their institutions.  Evidence of continual collaborations and relationship development between councils, their Chapters, and their members should be demonstrated. This award shows deeper connections than only collaborative programming.  

Health, Safety, and Accountability Award Sponsored by NovakTalks!
This award will recognize the council(s) and/or community that best illustrate an overall commitment to advancing health & safety as a priority within their council or community. Consideration will focus on; the establishment and clear communication of standards which are aligned with best practices, design of systems and protocols that facilitate meeting those standards, educational initiatives that provide orientation to not only meeting expectations but also strategies to reduce the risks associated with events as well as activities, advancing crisis response planning, and the utilization of fair and equitable accountability systems. Data and statistics from any assessment measures that illustrate success are encouraged.

Academic Achievement & Scholarship Programming Award
This award will be given to the councils who excels in encouraging and assisting high chapter and individual academic achievement and recognizes academic excellence as well as improvement in new members, members and chapters throughout the community. 

Campus and Community Relations Award
This award will recognize the councils that best fosters understanding and supports the sorority and fraternity movement through positive interactions with neighbors, faculty and administrators, law enforcement agencies, the media, etc.  Please submit an explanation of the ways in which your council promotes positive relations with campus and community groups and individuals. 

Civic Engagement Award 
This award will recognize the councils that best provides initiates and new members with the opportunity to enrich their own lives by giving back to the campus or local community in a meaningful way and recognizes chapters who place an emphasis on hands-on community service and philanthropy.  Please submit an explanation of how your council promotes hands-on community service as well as recognizes chapters for excelling in this area. Additionally, submit an explanation of how you council enrich their own lives through charitable giving to the campus or local community in a meaningful way. Please submit an explanation of how your council promotes philanthropic endeavors as well as recognizes chapters for excelling in this area. 

Public Relations Award
This award will recognize the councils whose newsletters, brochures, social media and annual reports are designed to promote awareness and communicate with both internal and external publics.  Submit a list of the publications your council produces with a description of their intended audience, budget, and strategy for distribution. Provide a list and links to all social media accounts. 

Educational Programming Award
This award will recognize the councils whose programs provide education for both initiates and new members/neos. Please list the educational programs your council has sponsored and the impact on your community. Include any programming designed to promote a healthy mind and/or body. Please include any partnerships with other groups and how many years your council has been involved with each program. Data and statistics from any assessment measures are encouraged. A rubric will be used to guide the evaluation of your submission.  

Leadership Development Award 
This award will recognize the councils that best provides initiates and new members with the opportunity to enrich their leadership skills. Please submit an explanation of how your council promotes Leadership Development as well as recognizes chapters for excelling in this area.  Data and statistics from any assessment measures are encouraged. A rubric will be used to guide the evaluation of your submission. 

Social Responsibility Award 
This award recognizes the councils which exhibited the most successful social concern effort during the past year. The recipient of this award will have incorporated diversity and inclusion in its program and will be selected based on the overall impact on the community, implementation technique, and council participation. Data and statistics from any assessment measures are encouraged. A rubric will be used to guide the evaluation of your submission.