Section 47 Awards


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.

B1.1: Sectional Distinguished Service Key

The Sectional Distinguished Service Key is awarded to an individual or individuals who has/have given outstanding service at the Sectional level. Take careful consideration in preparing the nomination, as the Distinguished Service Key is one of the highest awards an Alpha Phi Omega member can receive. This Brother should fulfill the three Cardinal Principles as a member of Alpha Phi Omega.

A nominee for this award requires a three-fourths vote (3/4) to receive the award.

Please describe how this Brother has exemplified the three Cardinal Principles and include details on the following criteria and other information:

A. Commitment;
B. Reliability and availability;
C. Quality and quantity of service;
D. Enthusiasm;
E. Diversity of involvement;
F. Unselfish giving of time, service, and resources;
G. Outstanding differences made in the Section;
H. Past and present efforts and accomplishments for a consistent period (at least one academic year);
I. How long this Brother has been in Alpha Phi Omega, including pledging.

Last Updated March 24, 2014