Arête Awards

Each year, the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development recognizes chapters and individual members of the Greek community for their outstanding performance and positive contributions with the following awards:

Chapter Awards

Chapter awards are distributed based on self-nomination in conjunction with chapter’s performance with the Expectations of Excellence accreditation program for the previous year. Organizations that went unaccredited during the previous year are ineligible for chapter awards. Additionally, organizations that did not meet expectations in a particular category are ineligible for awards in that category.

  • Chapter of the Year
  • Most Improved Chapter
  • Excellence in Academic Achievement
  • Excellence in Chapter Operations
  • Excellence in Community Involvement
  • Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence in External Relations
  • Excellence in Leadership Development
  • Excellence in Member Development
  • Excellence in Recruitment & Retention
  • Excellence in Ritual & Values
  • Excellence in Wellness & Safety

Individual Awards

Members of the Greek community may submit nominations for these awards via the link below. Nominations will be judged by a team of UConn faculty, staff, and students.

  • Greek of the Year
  • Greek Emerging Leader
  • Living the Ritual
  • Outstanding Greek Senior
  • Outstanding Greek Scholar
  • Outstanding Greek Volunteer
  • Outstanding Chapter President
  • Outstanding Council Officer
  • Outstanding Advisor
  • Outstanding Alumnus/a

In addition to these awards, councils may also present awards to recognize members of the council.

Nominations for the 2019 Awards will be accepted until February 15th.

Award Winners (Past Recipients)