2015 NIC Awards of Distinction Recipients
Each year the North-American Interfraternity Conference seeks to recognize outstanding contributions to the fraternal movement. In a year where a record number of nominations were received, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is proud to recognize the recipients of this year's Awards of Distinction.
Chapter Award of Distinction
The Chapter Award of Distinction recognizes the undergraduate chapter which is highly functioning, in compliance with NIC Standards, seeks to educate others about the benefits of a values-based fraternity experience, and works to maintain a healthy relationship with their inter/national organization. This year's recipients combine for nearly $300,000 in philanthropic donations, a 3.27 cumulative chapter GPA, top honors from both the campus and national organization, and over 40,000 hours of community service. The 2015 recipients are:
- Alpha Tau Omega - Oklahoma State University
- Beta Theta Pi - University of Utah
- Kappa Alpha Order - Austin Peay State University
- Phi Gamma Delta - Ball State University
- Phi Kappa Sigma - Illinois Institute of Technology
- Pi Kappa Alpha - Indiana State University
- Pi Kappa Alpha - Wayne State University
- Sigma Nu - University of Minnesota
- Theta Xi - Kansas State University
- Zeta Beta Tau - New York University
With a record number of nominations this year, NIC President & CEO, Pete Smithhisler commended the award recipients and nominators saying, "The Awards of Distinction provide excellent examples of the fraternity experience done right. From undergraduates and chapters to alumni, these awards give the fraternal movement a measure of success and goal for further development. The NIC is incredibly proud of the hard work of these fraternity men."
Additional information about the Awards of Distinction, Gold and Silver Medals, and Laurel Wreath Awards can be found online at www.nicindy.org/recognition. For specific information related to the award recipients please contact Jason Hinson-Nolen, Director of Campus Initiatives, at Jason@NICindy.org.
Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is the trade association representing 74 international and national men's fraternities. Through advocacy, collaboration, and education the NIC works to ensure that fraternities can operate in an environment conducive to their success.