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Individual Awards

AFLV is proud to offer the following individual award recognition opportunities. Applications for 2019 awards are now live! Click here to access the portal.

 

Change Maker Alumnus/a Award

  • Wilford A. Butler Change Maker Award (to be awarded at AFLV Central)
  • Betty Gilmore Woods Change Maker Award (to be awarded at AFLV West) 

This award has been established to recognize an outstanding fraternity or sorority alumnus/a volunteer and/or an individual who has volunteered their time to support the acceleration of progress in the fraternity/sorority experience and is not the fraternity/sorority professional on campus, or within a fraternity/sorority headquarters or related organization. The recipient of this award is someone who has demonstrated that they have:

  • Challenged conventional wisdom to discover new solutions to critical problems in the fraternity/sorority experience.
  • Worked to develop better organizations by developing better individuals.
  • Affected systemic change and sustainable progress in the undergraduate fraternal experience.

 

A qualified nominee for this award:

  • Exhibits exceptional ethical leadership in daily activities.
  • Consistently and routinely exemplifies the fraternal values established by the founders.
  • Has the courage to reach beyond the traditional models and procedures to accomplish goals.
  • Exhibits a strong belief and commitment in philosophy and action to interfraternalism.
  • Fosters positive change that advances the fraternal movement.
  • The winner of this award has given exceptional and sustained service to his/her own fraternity/sorority and/or campus community and/or the extended Interfraternal world.
Eligibility Requirements
  • The nominee does not have to be a member of an inter/national organization.
  • The nominee, if a member of an inter/national organization, must be in good standing with that organization.
  • The nominee must have given sustained service of five or more years.

 

Change Maker, Fraternity/Sorority Professional Award

  • Steven B. Dealph Change Maker Award (to be awarded at AFLV Central)
  • Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor (to be awarded at AFLV West) 

The purpose of this award is to recognize a campus-based, headquarters, or related organization fraternity/sorority professional whose work has accelerated progress in the fraternity/sorority experience, in a given community or throughout an organization. The recipient of this award is someone who has demonstrated that they have:

  • Challenged conventional wisdom to discover new solutions to critical problems in the fraternity/sorority experience.
  • Worked to develop better organizations by developing better individuals.
  • Affected systemic change and sustainable progress in the undergraduate fraternal experience.

 

A qualified nominee for this award:

  • Consistently and routinely demonstrates exceptional ethical leadership.
  • Encourages change that will ensure the long-term success of the community.
  • Is consistently, instinctively, and routinely inclusive and collaborative.
  • Challenges students and their ways of thinking.
  • Implements the mission of the organization/university into the daily activities and programs.
  • Is visionary and strategic in planning and advising the chapters/ organization/community.
Eligibility Requirements
  • The nominee must have been in the profession for a minimum of three years and two of those years at the current institution.
  • The nominee must be recognized as a (campus advisor) by the university and/or the fraternity/sorority community.
  • Nominations MUST be made by an undergraduate student.
  • A professional is only able to win this award once.

 

Change Maker, Undergraduate Award

  • Wayne S. Colvin Award (to be awarded at AFLV Central)
  • Marilyn Fordham Award (to be awarded at AFLV West)

The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate fraternity/sorority chapter or council leader who has accelerated progress in the fraternity/sorority experience on-their campus primarily, but perhaps even beyond. The recipient of this award is someone who has demonstrated that they have:

  • Challenged conventional wisdom to discover new solutions to critical problems in the fraternity/sorority experience.
  • Worked to develop better organizations by developing better individuals.
  • Affected systemic change and sustainable progress in the undergraduate fraternal experience.

 

The nominee has excelled at helping their organization or community go above and beyond to establish fraternal values that are woven into multiple facets of their job responsibilities and duties. The nominee has affected the intellectual development of their peers, instilled values in their organization and host institution, has encouraged their peers to develop leadership skills and abilities, worked diligently to build positive relationships within their chapter/Greek community, and provided opportunities for their peers to be contributing citizens in the community in which they reside. The nominee is passionate about programming activities rooted in values in their chapter, council, and/or on campus. The nominee is someone who not only holds their peers to these high expectations, but also holds themselves accountable to the values and standards established by the founders

 

The winner of the is a full-time undergraduate member of a fraternity or sorority who:

  • Practices ethical leadership.
  • Lives his/her fraternal values.
  • Fosters high ideals and standards among his/her peers.
  • Exhibits a collaborative interfraternal spirit.
  • Represents an expectation of the highest standards within the community in areas that include, but are not limited to: behavior, academics, service, interfraternalism, and values.
Eligibility Requirements
  • The nominee must be a member of a fraternity/sorority and in good standing with the chapter, council, and the national organization of his/her fraternity/sorority. His/her chapter must also be in good standing with its respective council.
  • The nominee must be/have been enrolled as a full-time student (twelve or more hours) for the previous two terms.
  • During the past two terms, the nominee has maintained a grade point average above the all men or women and/or the all fraternity or sorority grade point average, whichever is highest.

 

Change Making Experience Award

  • Michael A. McRee Change Making Experience Award (to be awarded at AFLV Central)
  • Change Making Experience Award (to be awarded at AFLV West)

The purpose of this award is to recognize a team-based program or initiative that has accelerated progress in the fraternity/sorority experience, either on a campus or in the larger systemic way. For a program/initiative to receive this award it must demonstrate that it:

  • Challenged conventional wisdom to discover new solutions to critical problems in the fraternity/sorority experience.
  • Worked to develop better organizations by developing better individuals.
  • Affected systemic change and sustainable progress in the undergraduate fraternal experience.

 

Award Selection Procedure

  • With the application process moving to a new online platform, nominators will have the ability to complete the application form in numerous sittings with the save and return feature. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST). 
  • Applications will be reviewed, and final selection made, by a committee appointed by AFLV. Decisions of the AFLV awards committee will be final.
  • Applications that are not received on time, do not follow the instructions, and/or comply with the eligibility and/or do not meet the criteria may not be reviewed.
  • The awards will be presented at the Awards Banquets during #AFLVCentral & #AFLVWest.
  • One recipient will be chosen for each region. It is the hope of AFLV and the awards committee that the recipient will attend the banquet.
  • Please direct questions to Lindsay Stoltz, Student Experience Director.

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