Awards Nominations

2012-2013 Phi Sigma Sigma Awards Nominations

Recognizing excellence in our sisters has been a Phi Sigma Sigma tradition since the days of our Founders. Be a part of that tradition and nominate an exceptional sister for an award. (And do not be shy -- if you feel you are deserving of an award, tell us about yourself!)

Phi Sigma Sigma would like to ensure that the talented women of all chapters are celebrated. Please take a few moments to nominate a collegiate or alumnae sister, your faculty advisor, or your fraternity/sorority advisor for going above and beyond this year.

    HURRY! The deadline for awards nominations is April 12, 2013.
    If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Headquarters or call us at 410-799-1224.

    SEE AWARD DESCRIPTIONS AND NOMINATION LINKS BELOW.

    NOTE:
    The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation offers scholarships and educational grants to collegiate and alumnae sisters. Visit the Foundation website for details.



    Awards Requiring Nominations


    The following awards require a completed nomination. Awards nomination forms are now available, and all application materials must be postmarked no later than April 1. Individual nominees must be in good standing with the Fraternity. Please note that collegiate chapters that have been placed on Fraternity Intervention or Charter Probation disciplinary status at any point during the academic year are not eligible for awards, except for automatic awards (e.g., chapter anniversary, reaching maximum recruitment potential, etc.).


    The 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.

    The Alumnae Chapter Philanthropy Award is presented to the alumnae chapter that participates most fully in international and local philanthropic endeavors. For each project listed, include the number of sisters participating and the number of service hours.

    The Alumnae Chapter Progress Award is presented to the alumnae chapter showing the greatest progress in the following areas: philanthropic endeavors, collegiate relations, and growth and progress in membership.

    The Alumnae Volunteer Emerging Leader is presented to the 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.


    The Beverly Parkes Collegian of the Year Award 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 three goals of Phi Sigma Sigma: advancement of womanhood, lifelong learning and philanthropic service. She shall have achieved a most exemplary record in the last year of her collegiate work, as a senior.

    NOTE: The Collegian of the Year Nomination Form must be used. Nominations will be accepted for anyone graduating from July 2012 through August 2013. Nominees are asked to submit supporting documentation to complete the nomination process. Five finalists are chosen, and the winner is selected from among them by Supreme Council.

    The 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.

    The Housing Corporation Achievement Award is presented to a housing corporation for its outstanding efforts throughout the year. Applicants must have a positive relationship with the chapter, financial responsibility, report compliance, risk management and programming for the chapter on housing issues.

    The Housing Service Award is presented to an individual who has shown outstanding devotion and cooperation with the chapter and Phi Sigma Sigma while working with a housing corporation in a volunteer capacity, for a minimum of two years.

    Individual Academic Excellence Awards are presented to collegiate and alumnae sisters who maintain a 3.68 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for two consecutive semesters.

    • Collegians must earn the cumulative average in two consecutive semesters or trimesters, or in three consecutive quarters during which a full-time academic load was taken.
    • Graduate students must earn the cumulative average based on 15 credit hours in up to three consecutive semesters or trimesters or 22 credits in up to four consecutive quarters. The terms do not have to be in the same school year, but they must be consecutive.
    The Individual Alumnae Panhellenic Award is presented to the Phi Sigma Sigma alumna who has made the most valuable contribution to her local Alumnae Panhellenic. She shall regularly attend functions, meaningfully contribute to the success of the local College Panhellenic/Greek Council, demonstrate commitment to promoting Greek cooperation and spirit, and contribute to fundraising activity.

    The Individual College Panhellenic Award 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. 
       

    The Interfraternal Service Award is presented to an individual who has, through their interfraternal contributions, brought honor, distinction and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Sigma.   


    The Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Archon of the Year Award 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.

    NOTE: The Archon of the Year Nomination Form must be used. Nominees are asked to submit supporting documentation to complete the nomination process. Five finalists are chosen, and among them the winner is selected by the Grand Archon.

    The Order of the Sapphire Award 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. She shall have a consistent track record for more than a five-year period on the international level. The recipient must demonstrate all eight qualities as follows: Skills, Achievement, Perspective, Perpetuity, Honor, Influence, Responsiveness and Experience.

    The 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 
    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 for at least two consecutive years, support the efforts of the chapter key advisor and contribute to the success of the chapter.

    The 
    Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Archon Award is presented to the most outstanding alumnae chapter archon based on her contributions to the chapter and her relationship with the Fraternity. Supporting documentation should include time in office, community activities, descriptions of the archon's administration during her term in office and any other relevant information.

    The 
    Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Award was established in honor of Barbara Sachs Krich. It is presented to the most outstanding alumnae chapter demonstrating involvement in a range of activities including philanthropy, collegiate relations and Alumnae Panhellenic involvement.

    The 
    Outstanding Chapter Key Advisor Award 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.

    The 
    Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award is presented to the collegiate chapter faculty advisor who through his/her efforts strengthens a Phi Sigma Sigma chapter.

    The Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award will be presented to the fraternity/sorority advisor who through her/his efforts strengthens a Phi Sigma Sigma chapter.

    The 
    Pyramid Award is Phi Sigma Sigma's highest honor, and in presented in recognition of an outstanding service to the Fraternity on all levels. Such service shall be demonstrated on all ongoing basis over a period of time, 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.

    The 
    Reiter-Helfgott Award is presented to an alumnae chapter that has assisted in establishing, reactivating or revitalizing a collegiate chapter. The efforts of the alumnae chapter must be explained in detail.

    The 
    Rudolph Memorial Award was established by Veachey Bloom in memory of her mother and sister. The award is presented to the collegiate chapter that has undertaken any activity above and beyond the required program of the chapter, which has brought honor, distinction and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Sigma, and received publicity for such activities within the campus and/or local community or on the Fraternity level.

    The 
    Sigma Society recognizes Phi Sigma Sigma sisters achieving academic excellence. Applicants must be at least second-semester juniors and possess a cumulative GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Inductees are selected based on academic excellence and campus and Fraternity involvement.

    The application must include the following:
      • List of positions held in applicant’s collegiate chapter.
      • List of special awards, titles or recognition received for academics during Phi Sigma Sigma membership. 
      • List of time-management techniques, study habits and strategies for achieving academic success. 
      • Letter of recommendation from the chapter key advisor or a university professor. 
      • Official university transcript.

    The Sisterhood Award is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a sister or sisters for service, devotion in action and belief, and going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the sorority outside of an assigned role.