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Individual & Friends of the Fraternity Award Nominations

Help recognize outstanding collegiate members, alumni, volunteers, and friends of Delta Chi. Please use the following form to submit one individual for consideration for an award. Please feel free to submit this form multiple times if you have multiple nominations.

All nominations are due April 30th.

For award descriptions and submission requirements, click on the award names below. Contact Delta Chi International Headquarters (awards@deltachi.org) with questions or concerns.

The Outstanding Collegiate Leadership Award recognizes any officer or chairman (cannot be the “E” or “C”) who has gone above and beyond to not only deliver on their required position responsibilities, but who has also demonstrated proactive leadership while exceeding expectations. Nominees must have held their position within the academic year.

The nomination narrative should include specifics as to why this undergraduate was an outstanding leader this past academic year and why they should be recognized. 

The Outstanding Chapter Advisor award is designed to recognize an outstanding chapter advisor for exceptional acts of service during the academic year. The award will recognize individuals for their ability to strategically impact an undergraduate or alumni. Faculty Advisors, “BB”s, live-in advisors, ABTs, or Housing Corporation members are eligible.

The nomination narrative should include specifics as to why the chapter advisor deserves this award and the impact they had on the chapter they advise.

The Outstanding Alumni Board of Trustees Award is designed to recognize a chapter advisory board that has gone above and beyond to guide and support a chapter during the academic year.

The nomination narrative should include specifics as to why the ABT deserves this award and the impact they had on the chapter they advise.

A Meritorious Service Award (MSA) is given to an alumnus who makes significant contributions to Delta Chi as a “BB”, ABT member, House Corporation member, general Fraternity committee member, Regent, Vice-Regent, or staff member. Recipients must be a member of Delta Chi. Services rendered as an undergraduate do not qualify a member for this award. An alumnus who has received this award within the last five years is not eligible to be considered for it again in the same position. However, an alumnus who holds multiple positions in Delta Chi may be eligible for service in difference capacities. (i.e. Someone received an MSA in 2008 for service to the North/South Chapter could receive an award in 2009 for service to the East/West Colony, but could not receive an award to the North/South Chapter for five years).

The nomination narrative should highlight why this individual deserves this award. Be very specific in describing the circumstances that elevate this person’s service to Delta Chi above the usual and customary service expected of an alumnus in this position. 


The Richard N. McKaig Outstanding Greek Professional Award recognizes one student affairs professional each year for their exceptional service to the Greek Community. Nominees must be a student affairs professional who have given exceptional service to an institute. Recipients are typically campus-based professionals. Richard McKaig’s (Ball State ’66) devotion and commitment to the college Fraternity is acknowledged by all.  A graduate of Ball State University and a loyal member of Delta Chi, Dick is known by his contemporaries as the “Fraternal Dean.”  This award was renamed for him in 2009 to coincide with his retirement from Indiana University and to honor his exceptional service.

The nomination narrative should highlight this individual’s outstanding commitment and service to the fraternity and sorority profession.

The John J. Kuhn Award is designed to recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of the fraternity community.

  • It recognizes accomplishments and contributions of individuals within the fraternity and sorority world regardless of affiliation. 
  • Qualified candidates will have served the Fraternity/Sorority community at large.
  • Involvement on national/international level preferred. For example: involvement with a Fraternity or Sorority HQ, AFA, speaker/researcher/trendsetter, Umbrella Organizations (NIC, NPHC).

The John J. Kuhn Award was created in 1992 by the Delta Chi Board of Regents to recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of the fraternity community.  The award is one of the most prestigious awards that the Fraternity offers.  The award is named after Delta Chi’s first North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) President, a past “AA” of the Fraternity, and dedicated contributor to the efforts and endeavors of the fraternity movement within and beyond Delta Chi.

The nomination narrative should highlight the individual’s service to the Fraternity/Sorority community at large (involvement on national/international level preferred). 

The Valor Award recognizes special acts of heroism on the part of any member of Delta Chi who puts his own life in peril. To qualify for this award, an individual must have rendered heroic service, well documented, above and beyond simply membership in a uniformed and structured organization (i.e. state troopers, police officers, firefighters and military personnel), where his actions place his own life in peril or potential peril while attempting to save the life of another.

The nomination narrative should highlight why this individual should be considered for this award. Provide as much detail as possible on the circumstances regarding the heroic acts performed by the nominee. If possible, please provide references for verification such as newspaper articles or copies of military certificates. 

The Humanitarian Award is presented to a Delta Chi (undergraduate or alumnus) who, through his actions, exemplifies the ideals of Delta Chi and promotes the welfare of another person or persons.

The nomination narrative should highlight how this individual upheld Delta Chi’s values in his service to others. 

The Distinguished Delta Chi Award recognizes significant achievement in a alumnus’ profession or outstanding civic service while upholding the values and ideals of the Fraternity. 

The nomination narrative should explain how this individual has excelled in his profession while upholding the values of Delta Chi.

The Delta Chi of the Year Award designation recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in such a manner that their peers recognize them across the United States, Canada and/or the world. Their contributions to Delta Chi are not a criteria of this award.

An eligible nominee for Delta Chi of the Year is an alumnus who has made a significant contribution to:

  • Medicine, humanities, law or science; or
  • Exceptional and publicly recognized service to mankind in a civic or humanitarian manner; or
  • Exemplary success in business or industry at the senior executive level; or
  • Outstanding achievement as a military officer; or
  • Great achievement in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of government; or
  • Outstanding accomplishment in amateur or professional sports.

The nomination narrative should highlight the individual’s professional and civic accomplishments.

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