Both AFLV Central and AFLV West conferences have council and/or community awards recognizing work and achievement outside the scope of the Overall Assessment and Awards Program. Individual awards also are presented.
Michael A. McRee Fraternal Values Award: FVS Chapter
The Michael A. McRee Fraternal Values Award is presented annually to a chapter of the Fraternal Values Society that demonstrates excellence in illuminating the central values that guided the historical founding of general fraternities and sororities in the incorporation of these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience, locally and/or on a national-level. One award is presented at each regional fraternal leadership conference. To be eligible for this award, a Fraternal Values Society Chapter must be in good standing and complete the following application.
Michael A. McRee is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and former IFC President from Kansas State University. As a professional, Mike has worked for the North-American Interfraternity Conference, the University of Oregon, LeaderShape, and Delta Upsilon fraternity. Mike was awarded the Jack L. Anson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) in 2007 for his commitments to the fraternal movement. Mike is a former Assistant Executive Director of the Mid-American Greek Council Association (MGCA) assisted leading the association through its merger with the Western Region Greek Association (WRGA) to form AFLV, for which he also served as Assistant Executive Director. Mike was instrumental in the creation of the Fraternal Values Society (FVS), campus-based society that exists to illuminate the central values of fraternities and sororities.
The Breakthrough Award and Scholarship
The Breakthrough Award & Scholarship was created to encourage councils to participate in the Council Assessment & Awards Program. Awards are presented to one council each year to one council that has taken the initiative to participate by completing at least one category application. To be eligible for the Breakthrough Award, the council must not have participated in the AFLV Council Awards process in at least the previous four years - if ever - and must apply for at least one category award this year. The award includes one complimentary undergraduate conference registration for a council member and a travel reimbursement of $200.00.
In the Central Region, the Breakthrough Award is named for Craig Little in honor of his many years of service as the Assistant Executive Director of MIFCA, the Mid-American Interfraternity Council Association.
There are friends and associates of AFLV that have honors, awards, and scholarships available to individual members and councils that are members of AFLV. These awards and honors are presented at the annual AFLV Conferences; each of these has their own application procedures and are not a part of the AFLV Program. Pay special attention to applicable deadlines and mailing instructions for these applications.
Gamma Phi Beta College Panhellenic Award
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority presents annual Panhellenic Awards for successful College Panhellenic programs that promote a positive Greek image to the faculty/administration, campus and community.
The award is a $250 grant and plaque, presented at the regional conference. Innovative, image-enhancing program(s) developed by the College Panhellenic in which the Greek system is viewed favorably by non-Greeks may be submitted.
Past award-winning entries have included: an all-campus educational seminar; community outreach program; a faculty/administration awareness appreciation series; and a Greek Council lecture series.