Section 47 Awards

ChapterOfTheYear

Section 5.5: Nominations Process

A. Nominations Period: Nominations for formal section awards shall be open for a 4 week period beginning 6 weeks prior to the Section Conference.

B. Nomination Method: All nominations must be made in writing, either paper or electronic and received within the nomination period.

C. Nomination Content: In addition to the specific information listed in the criteria must include the name and chapter affiliation of both the nominee and the nominator when such exist (e.g. no name exists for the nominee of a chapter award only the affiliation)

D. Nomination Certification: The Awards Chair shall verify that the award contains all necessary information and determine if the nomination meets the criteria set forth in the appendix. The Awards Chair will report his/her decision with justification to the nominator no later than three days following the close of the nomination period. If desired, the nominator may resubmit a revised nomination within one week of notification. Upon certification the nomination shall be entered into the agenda of the Awards Committee Meeting.

E. Nomination Certification Repeal: Any award not certified as meeting the criteria by the awards chair, may be certified by a 2/3 vote of the Awards Committee, and thus shall be considered at the same Awards Committee Meeting.

B1.2: Chapter of the Year

The Chapter of the Year award is meant to showcase the extra efforts put forth by a chapter in the fields of the three Cardinal Principles, the four areas of service, within the local chapter, as well as their interaction with the Fraternity as a whole. The chapter receiving this award should exemplify everything that it means to be a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega.

Please describe in detail the program of the Chapter in regards to the three Cardinal Principles. Explain activities and communications with other Chapters in the Section, and also include the number of actives/pledges in the Chapter and average attendance at meetings/projects. The following criteria and examples of other outstanding aspects of the chapter should be included in the nomination:

• Involvement with other Chapters, especially but not necessarily solely those within Section 47;
• Methods of communication utilized by the chapter to communicate with other chapters;
• Involvement at Sectional, Regional, and/or National events;
• Programs exemplifying the three Cardinal Principles;
• A high percentage of attendance at Chapter event.

Last Updated March 24, 2014