2021-2022 Award Nominations


Phi Sigma Sigma's annual awards program recognizes individuals and chapters who most embody the virtues of Phi Sigma Sigma and continue to "Aim High" throughout their collegiate and alumnae experiences.


Nominations for 2021-2022 Phi Sigma Sigma awards are now open and will close on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 11:59 P.M. ET. Please find a full list of available awards, below.


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COLLEGIATE CHAPTER AWARDS


Collegiate Chapter Social Media Award - is presented to the chapter that best uses social media to further the perpetuity of the chapter in areas such as recruitment, promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment, promoting chapter and campus events and being a strong representation of Phi Sigma Sigma. Chapter social media marketing should be innovative and positively promote the ideals of Phi Sigma Sigma.

  • Application and Staff Recommendations - Staff Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Academic Achievement Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter that most actively fosters excellence in scholarship.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Ritual Award - was established in honor of Louise Kriegsman Kier Zirretta and is presented to the collegiate chapter that has gained full benefit from the ritual of Phi Sigma Sigma, through both knowledge, understanding and application of Phi Sigma Sigma’s ritual.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Panhellenic Award - is presented to the Phi Sigma Sigma collegiate chapter that made the most valuable contribution to its college Panhellenic or Interfraternity/Greek Council. Chapters that are the only sorority on their campus are still eligible if they work within an Interfraternity/Greek Council promoting interfraternal cooperation and spirit.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Risk Prevention Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter(s) that demonstrated outstanding performance in education, application or navigation of the Fraternity’s expectations and policies, in tune with the campus environment. Opportunities for excellence include, but are not limited to, event management and harm reduction, prevention and education and crisis management.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Recruitment Progress Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter that has improved its recruitment program, including the strategic plan and overall execution.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


Collegiate Chapter Membership Recruitment Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter that has been outstanding in membership recruitment over the past year.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


Collegiate Chapter New Member Experience Award - is presented to the chapter that successfully exemplifies the use of the Phi Program, adopting the culture of the new member experience, inclusive of servant leadership, incorporating ritual and finding connections that strengthen relationships within the pyramid.

  • Applications and Staff Recommendations - Staff Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Philanthropic Impact Award - is presented to the chapter that has had an impact on their campus and community through their volunteer time and/or charitable endeavors.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter School and College Readiness Support Award - is presented to the chapter that most fully embraces Phi Sigma Sigma’s philanthropic cause through its service and philanthropic efforts.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Outstanding Signature Event Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter who plans, publicizes and executes an impactful event that is creative and successful bringing honor and distinction to Phi Sigma Sigma.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


Collegiate Chapter Programming Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter(s) that demonstrates outstanding efforts in any programming area, including, but not limited to alumnae, family, health and wellness, scholarship and academic excellence, new member and sisterhood programming. The programming should provide development opportunities that ensure members are women of substance, character and influence.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Sisterhood Award - is presented to the chapter that creates and implements intentional programming that that fosters a welcoming environment to encourage members to continually aim high and build sisterhood. The chapter's programming encourages involvement and harmony among all of the sisters through love, strength, sincerity, integrity, friendship and faith.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation


Collegiate Chapter Progress Award - is presented to the chapter showing significant overall advancement and development in areas not limited to membership recruitment, new member programming, academic excellence, scholarship, social programming and diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Executive Board Award - is presented to the collegiate executive board that best worked together to accomplish positive outcomes for their collegiate chapter, had strong communication with their advisors and the Fraternity and made a lasting impact on their collegiate chapter.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award - is presented to the collegiate chapter(s) that is most outstanding within the Fraternity and on its campus, relative to size and campus culture. The chapter should foster a premier member experience that supports, encourages motivates and enriches all sisters. To be eligible for this award, a collegiate chapter must maintain a cumulative chapter GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; recruit to and maintain maximum potential recruitment size (total) each semester; provide a premier member experience through creative events, programming, Fraternity assistance, promotion, etc.; pay all Fraternity monies on time (i.e. Fraternity dues, insurance, Convention tax); make an annual donation to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation; and have representation at all required Fraternity events and trainings.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


NEW! Collegiate Chapter DEI Programming Support Award - is presented to the chapter that demonstrates a clear and substantial commitment to another organization’s programming focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. This commitment may be demonstrated through marketing support, chapter attendance/participation and/or financial contributions.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


NEW! Collegiate Chapter Excellence in Inclusion Award - is presented to the chapter that fosters a welcoming environment for all members. The chapter demonstrates evidence of providing accommodations to new members and sisters, accommodating multiple learning styles, ensuring events are inclusive and welcoming, ensuring women from diverse backgrounds feel a sense of belonging, recruiting and retaining women from diverse backgrounds, and/or can communicate effectively and productively as a chapter.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation



INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STAFF AWARDS


College/University Staff Award: Outstanding Campus Professional Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity in honor of the Executive Director. It is presented to a college/university campus-based professional who through their efforts strengthens a Phi Sigma Sigma chapter.

  • Staff recommendation


College/University Staff Award: Helen Vassallo Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award - was established in honor of Helen Vassallo and is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to the collegiate chapter faculty advisor who through his/her efforts strengthens a Phi Sigma Sigma chapter.

  • Staff recommendation



INDIVIDUAL COLLEGIATE AND ALUMNAE AWARDS


Collegiate and Alumnae Award: Certificate of Appreciation - is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to Phi Sigma Sigma or have assisted the organization in some way through a specific project or action outside of an assigned role.

  • Staff recommendation based on data & staff oversight


Collegiate and Alumnae Award: Sigma Society Award - is presented to collegiate and alumnae sisters who maintain a 3.68 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for two consecutive semesters during their undergraduate/graduate career.

  • Application - Automatic Award



INDIVIDUAL COLLEGIAN AWARDS


Gina Kerley Panhellenic Excellence Award - was established in honor of Gina Kerley and is presented to the Phi Sigma Sigma sister who made the most valuable contribution to her college Panhellenic/Greek Council, based on continuous attendance at meetings, meaningful contribution to the success of the Panhellenic/Interfraternity Council and contribution to fundraising within the Panhellenic/Interfraternity Council. Members of chapters that are the only sorority on their campus are still eligible if they work within an Interfraternity or Greek Council promoting Greek cooperation and spirit.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


NEW! New Member of the Year Award - The award is presented to a collegian who was a new member in the current academic year and made significant contributions to her chapter during her new member experience. This recipient will demonstrate a commitment to her chapter, fostering positive relationships, strong involvement in the Phi Program, chapter activities and the campus during her new member experience and an outstanding promise for future service to her collegiate chapter. Each chapter should nominate one woman to receive this award.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation


NEW! Collegiate Emerging Leader Award - The award is presented to a collegian who has made significant contributions to her collegiate chapter in a non-leadership role, an executive board/executive council role (non-Archon) or a Panhellenic/Interfraternal role. The recipient will demonstrate outstanding promise for continued leadership to her collegiate chapter and to Phi Sigma Sigma. Specific examples of her emerging leader qualities or actions must be provided. If an individual does not serve in a leadership role, demonstrated examples of leadership traits must be provided. A sister is only eligible to receive this award one time. Each chapter should nominate one woman to receive this award.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation



INDIVIDUAL ALUMNAE AWARDS

Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Award - was established in honor of Barbara Sachs Krich and is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity. It is presented to the most outstanding alumnae chapter, whose scope of activities includes philanthropy, collegiate relations and alumnae Panhellenic involvement.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Alumnae Volunteer Emerging Leader Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and was established in honor of Sandy Grossman, for her commitment to encouraging the Fraternity’s progress. The award is presented to an alumna who, in her first three years of volunteer service, has made significant contributions to the Fraternity by promoting and facilitating progress and the Fraternity’s perpetuity. The recipient will demonstrate outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of her continuing activities must be provided. A sister is only eligible to receive this award one time.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Active Alumna Award - is presented to the alumna who, in her character and activities outside of Phi Sigma Sigma, personifies the ideals of the Fraternity. Involvement in community service and activities, and any other related activities associated with the advancement of womanhood, lifelong learning and philanthropic service are considered.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Alumnae Mentoring Award - was established in honor of Melanie Boone to recognize her ongoing mentoring and advancement of women both within the fraternity and professionally. The award is presented to an alumna who has demonstrated a continued commitment to mentoring. Through her lasting efforts, she will have provided guidance and support, while encouraging the growth and development of women. Specific examples of the successful mentor/mentee relationship should be included in order for award consideration and must incorporate mentoring beyond that of the advisor/collegian relationship.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Outstanding Advisory Board Member Award - is presented to a collegiate chapter advisory board member who has, through her service and dedication to a collegiate chapter, significantly improved the quality of its sisterhood. She must be a member of the advisory board who supports the efforts of the chapter key advisor and contributes to the success of the chapter.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation


Outstanding Chapter Advisory Board Award - is presented to the advisory board that provides the best support to its respective collegiate chapter throughout the year. The advisory board works well together, communicates effectively with the Fraternity, and always puts the best interests of the Fraternity and chapter first.

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation


Outstanding Chapter Key Advisor Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a chapter key advisor who has, through her service and dedication to a collegiate chapter, significantly improved the quality of its sisterhood. She shall provide ongoing and regular guidance to the chapter, communicate regularly with Fraternity personnel and Headquarters staff and contribute to the chapter’s overall success

  • Application and Staff Recommendation - Staff Recommendation



FRATERNITY HONORS


Josette George Kaufman Interfraternal Service Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and was established in honor of Josette George Kaufman. This award is presented to an individual who has through their interfraternal contributions brought honor, distinction and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Sigma at the national or international level.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Collegiate Award: Beverly Parkes Collegian of the Year Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a collegiate member who, in her activities and character, personifies the ideals of Phi Sigma Sigma. The candidate must be in good standing with her collegiate chapter and university and give evidence of forwarding the six virtues of Phi Sigma Sigma. She shall have achieved a most exemplary record in the last year of her collegiate work as a senior.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Collegiate Award: Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Archon of the Year Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to the collegiate chapter archon deemed by the grand archon to be the most outstanding based on her contributions to the chapter and her relationship with the Fraternity. She shall have successfully completed one full term as archon.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Alumnae Award: Sisterhood Award - is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to an alumna sister for service, devotion in action and belief and going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Fraternity. The recipient will have made a significant impact on the Fraternity through her service within or outside of an assigned role.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Alumnae Award: Order of the Sapphire Award - is sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and was established in honor of Kim Hildred. The award is presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma alumna sister whose actions embody the spirit and dedication of a true leader and motivator both outside and within the Fraternity. She shall have a consistent track record for more than a five-year period in various volunteer roles on the international level. The recipient must demonstrate all eight qualities as follows: skills, achievement, perspective, perpetuity, honor, influence, responsiveness and experience.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Alumnae Award: Once, Always Award - is sponsored by the Fraternity and presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma outstanding alumna volunteer who has proven that Phi Sigma Sigma remains a lifelong, meaningful commitment beyond her collegiate years and continues to make a significant impact within the Fraternity in accordance with our mission. She is faithful in her service, gives selflessly, and is passionately committed to the advancement of the Fraternity. The recipient will have consistent service to the Fraternity, beyond 10 years, or several impactful positions outside of the roles of chapter key advisor, advisory board member and Supreme Council.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


Alumnae Award: Pyramid Award - Phi Sigma Sigma’s highest honor is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to an alumna sister in recognition of outstanding and consistent service to the Fraternity on all levels. Such service shall be demonstrated on an ongoing basis over a period of time, in various roles, or be of such magnitude that even though the service has not been demonstrated over time, the impact and degree of such service warrants this most prestigious award.

  • Application - Awards Committee Recommendation


The Awards Committee and Fraternity staff may consult with other Fraternity committees/ personnel when making awards recommendations. All final awards decisions are made by Supreme Council based on these recommendations.