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All Zetas eagerly look forward to the presentation of awards during Zeta Day, Convention and National Leadership Conference. Chapters and individuals are recognized for their achievements. National Council may decide at Convention to give additional awards to deserving recipients.

Collegiate Awards: Annual
Crown Chapter Award (Collegiate)–For attainment of minimum standards of chapter excellence. The Vice Presidents Collegiate and Extension Director recommend eligible chapters to National Council, which selects the recipients.
Click here for a list of 2016 recipients.

Helping Hands Awards–Recognizes those chapters and individuals that have assisted the Fraternity or another chapter in some significant way during the year.
Click here for a list of 2016 recipients.

Quota/Total Awards –Presented to chapters that pledged Quota during the Formal Recruitment period and maintained maximum chapter Total each semester or quarter during the school year.
Click here for a list of 2016 recipients.

Collegiate Awards: Convention

These awards are only presented at Convention and represent achievements during the biennium.

Silver Awards (listed alphabetically)
Activities Awards – Given to three chapters on three different-sized campuses for outstanding leadership in activities for the biennium. 2016 recipients: Large Campus - Beta Gamma (Florida State University), Medium Campus - Gamma Alpha (University of Miami), Small Campus - Mu (Drury University)

Alumnae-Collegiate Relations Award – Given to an alumnae and collegiate chapter that have, through communication and joint activities, service projects, recruitment support, social gatherings and emphasis on sisterhood, developed and/or maintained a strong commitment to connecting collegians and alumnae. (See also Alumnae Awards: Convention.) 2016 recipient: Iota Delta (Towson University)

Anne Winnes Redmond Service Award – Named in honor of Anne Winnes Redmond who served as National Service Chairman for more than 50 years. Recognizes a chapter’s philanthropic efforts, based on volunteer hours to service on campus and in the community and fund-raising efforts. 2016 recipient: Large Campus - Beta Omicron (University of South Carolina), Medium Campus - Delta Iota (Clarion University of Pennsylvania), Small Campus - Gamma Beta (Washington College)

Becky Hainsworth Kirwan Chapter Improvement Award – Honors former National President Becky Hainsworth Kirwan. Recognizes a chapter that has shown the courage and commitment to improve and achieve success. 2016 recipient: Alpha Omicron (The University of Iowa)

Golden Anniversary Academic Achievement Award – Awarded for excellence in academic achievement and is presented to the chapter with the highest academic average for the biennium. 2016 recipient: Kappa Chi (Shorter University)

Helen Margaret Harrison Award – Highest award presented to a collegiate chapter and named after former National President Helen Margaret Harrison. Given in recognition of a chapter’s success in having consistently attained a high level of superiority in every phase of chapter effort, including activities, scholastic achievement, membership recruitment and financial management. 2016 recipient: Gamma Pi (The University of Georgia)

Margaret Dunkle Hardy Scholastic Improvement Award– Recognizes the chapter with the most improved grade point average during the biennium. 2016 recipient: Eta Chi (Francis Marion University)

Martha C. Edens New Chapter Award – Recognizes the most outstanding chapter that is no more than four years old. Established by Beta Omicron Chapter at the University of South Carolina in recognition of its 50th Anniversary and in honor of former National President Martha C. Edens. 2016 recipient: Upsilon (University of California, Berkeley)

Membership Selection Awards – Four awards given to the outstanding chapter in each of these four divisions: a) small campus with no chapter house; b) small campus with chapter house; c) large campus with no chapter house; d) large campus with chapter house. Based on outstanding recruitment results successful membership selection procedures and for both years of the biennium. 2016 recipients: Large Campus - Eta Gamma (West Chester University of Pennsylvania); Medium Campus - Lambda Gammaa (The University of Texas at San Antonio); Small Campus - Theta Delta (Salisbury University)

Merit Award – Third highest award presented to a collegiate chapter, given to the chapter that has maintained and sustained excellent officer and campus leadership, academic achievement, chapter attitude and cooperation. 2016 recipients: Theta Zeta (Wofford College); 1st runner-up: Theta Tau (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); 2nd runner-up: Eta Theta (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

National Council Special Recognition Awards – Presented to individuals or chapters that National Council wishes to recognize for outstanding contributions to the Fraternity. Areas of excellence for which the awards are given may be different at each Convention. 2016 recipients: Gamma Zeta (Mississippi State University), Eta Xi (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Iota Phi ( North Carolina State University), Epsilon (University of Arkansas)

Nelly Galloway Shearer Achievement Award – Second highest honor presented to a collegiate chapter, named for the former National President upon her retirement as Secretary-Treasurer. Given to the chapter that has made the greatest progress or continued to maintain its high degree of excellence during the two-year period between Conventions. 2016 recipient: Gamma Iota (University of Florida), 1st runner-up: Zeta Psi (Jacksonville State University), 2nd runner-up: Alpha Gamma (University of Michigan)

New Member Programming Award – Given to the chapter whose program not only meets the requirements of the new member program, but also exhibits the spirit of involvement. 2016 recipient: Epsilon (University of Arkansas)

Public Relations Award – This rotating award, represented by a silver tray, is presented to the collegiate chapter that has made the most outstanding contributions in the area of public relations.  2016 recipients: Lambda Kappa (Appalachian State University), 1st runner-up: Iota Eta (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), 2nd runner-up: Gamma Nu (University of Virginia)

Sherry Server Tilley Leadership Award – Honors former National President Sherry Server Tilley. Presented to a chapter that has developed or shown sustained excellence in leadership training by offering challenging and ongoing motivational training for its membership and have recognized outstanding leadership performance. 2016 recipient: Alpha Beta (University of Pennsylvania)

Membership Enrichment Award – Based on standards of character, personal conduct, social competence and cultural attainment, developed through programs that benefit the chapter and its members. 2016 recipient: Zeta Gamma (Youngstown State University); 1st runner-up: Delta Kappa (Louisiana State University); 2nd runner-up: Lambda Iota (Vanderbilt University)

Vallera Clough Ross Panhellenic Award – Honors former NPC Delegate Vallera Clough Ross and given to the chapter that excels in Panhellenic leadership and involvement on its campus. 2016 recipient: Delta Omicron (Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Other Convention Awards:
Academic Achievement Awards – Awarded to those chapters that have attained Highly Commendable status for at least two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters during the biennium, based on reports received since the preceding Convention. Click here for a list of 2016 recipients.

Louise Kettler Helper Memorial Award – Given to one alumna and one collegiate member whose services and achievements are notable contributions to the progress of the Fraternity and the fraternity world. National Council chooses the recipients. (See also Alumnae Awards: Convention.) 2016 recipient: Allison Colangelo, Zeta Upsilon (Edinboro University)

Attendance Awards – Presented to the collegiate and alumnae chapters representing the greatest mileage traveled to Convention. 2016 recipient: Lambda Theta (New York University)

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