2021 Aggie Greek Award Winners Announced
The Texas A&M University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life announced the winners of the 9th Annual Aggie Greek Awards virtually via Facebook Live this month.
Despite the circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aggie Greek Awards recognized chapters, their student leaders, advisors and former students for their accomplishments throughout the 2020. The awards include:
- 15 chapter awards
- Nine individual awards
- One President’s Award for Outstanding Greek Ambassador, which includes a $1,000 scholarship
- Eight newly established Academic Achievement Awards sponsored by Order of Omega Greek Honor Society to recognize chapters from each of the four governing councils for achieving the highest grade point ratios (GPR) from the previous spring and fall semesters.
Award distribution will take place April 1-15 at the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life located in suite 224 of the John J. Koldus building. Following Texas A&M University COVID-19 guidelines, face coverings are required.
The 2021 award recipients are as follows:
The Integrity Award honors a chapter who did not stray, even if the path they chose instead was more difficult—this group of Aggies could have taken the easy path but instead upheld the Aggie Code of Honor with respect. This chapter is honored as a role model for upholding the high ethical standard which Texas A&M expects of all its students.
- Sigma Chi
The Leadership Award recognizes a chapter whose leadership has impacted, transformed and improved fraternity and sorority life at Texas A&M University. This chapter embodies the Aggie core value of leadership and uses its ability to empower and inspire others.
- Delta Gamma and Pi Kappa Alpha
The Loyalty Award is presented to a chapter that bears a moral character that aligns with its fraternal values and empowers its members to be ambassadors of the Aggie Network—true to each other as Aggies can be.
- Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Tau Omega
The Respect Award is presented to a chapter that demonstrates unwavering regard and support for Texas A&M, its mission and values. This group has earned respect by their appropriate use of powers and privileges, thereby promoting the merits and accomplishments of the fraternity and sorority community. The organization is highly regarded by other chapters for demonstrating a friendly and caring attitude towards others.
- Alpha Epsilon Phi
Selfless Service Award
The Selfless Service Award is presented to a chapter that has demonstrated selfless service above and beyond the expected chapter philanthropies. This group has shown dedication to the betterment of others to have a significant impact on the community.
- Delta Gamma
The Excellence Award is given to those organizations that show outstanding merit—it is presented to one sorority and one fraternity. Winners show a commitment to upholding superior standards by maintaining a high chapter GPR, recruiting outstanding new members, or making a tangible difference in the community. The awarded chapters show that their organization upholds the values of excellence upon which Texas A&M was founded and makes them stand out above the rest.
- Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Alpha Mu
Outstanding Community Relations Award
The Outstanding Community Relations Award is presented to a chapter that achieves excellence in the areas of public relations, campus organization involvement, campus leadership, considerable involvement off campus and innovative outreach to former students.
- Lambda Chi Alpha and Pi Beta Phi
Chapters of the Year
Awarded to the Chapter of the Year in each council: IFC, CPC, NPHC, and MGC. Applications are reviewed by the executive board of each council.
- CPC – Kappa Alpha Theta
- IFC – Delta Tau Delta
- MGC – Rho Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
- NPHC – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Rising Star Awards
Rising Star Awards are intended to recognize an emerging leader from each of the four councils in in the Aggie Greek community whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to their chapter and their council, and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.
- CPC Rising Star – Leah Epshteyn ’23, Alpha Epsilon Phi
- IFC Rising Star – Carson Brown ’22, Alpha Sigma Phi
- MGC Rising Star – Maria Pena ’22, Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.
- NPHC Rising Star – Alexia Williams ‘22, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Aggie Greek Unsung Hero
The Aggie Greek Unsung Hero is an award that recognizes a faculty or staff member, affiliated or not, who has supported the Aggie Greek community in an extraordinary way. This individual is not a chapter advisor, yet has demonstrated a commitment to supporting and/or enhancing the fraternal experience at Texas A&M University.
- Jennifer Ford, associate director, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
Advisors of the Year
The Texas A&M Fraternity Advisor of the Year and Sorority Advisor of the Year Awards recognize advisors for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring and guiding members of the Aggie Greek community. These individuals carry out the Aggie core value of selfless service so that their students can flourish and succeed. These awards honor advisors whose dedication goes beyond what is required by the university in order to better serve students.
- Fraternity Advisor of the Year – David Toback, Sigma Alpha Mu
- Sorority Advisor of the Year – Danielle Bevan, Delta Gamma
Fraternity Man of the Year
The Fraternity Man of the Year Award is presented to a man who has made a significant impact on his chapter, the fraternity and sorority community and Texas A&M University. The award honors a current student who is a role model within his fraternity and a respected leader in the community, has a strong academic record, and pledges to live his life similar to his fraternal values.
- Mason Kahley ’22, Sigma Chi
Sorority Woman of the Year
The Sorority Woman of the Year is presented to a woman who has made a significant impact on her chapter, the fraternity and sorority community and Texas A&M. The award honors a current student who is a role model within her sorority and a respected leader in the community, has a strong academic record, and pledges to live her life similar to her fraternal values.
- Trinity Vivona ’22, Rho Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
President’s Award for Outstanding Greek Ambassador
The President’s Award for Outstanding Greek Ambassador is given to a fraternity or sorority man or woman who not only has maintained high academic achievement but has also served as an outstanding ambassador for the fraternity and sorority community at Texas A&M. The individual who receives this award embodies all Aggie core values and is an excellent example of philanthropy, campus involvement, service, educational achievement and leadership to their chapter. This award recipient will also receive a $1,000 scholarship.
- Riley Lindsay ’22, Pi Kappa Alpha
On behalf of the Greek community, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to thank the Greek Former Student Network and The Association of Former Students for organizing and sponsoring the 2020 Aggie Greek Awards Reception.
About fraternity and sorority life: Fraternities and sororities are a fundamental part of Texas A&M University. We are home to 58 inter/nationally affiliated and local Greek-lettered organizations, which collectively constitute the largest member-based and multi-faceted community on campus. Representing 10% of the undergraduate student population, fraternity and sorority members are committed to their academics, developing and strengthening their leadership skills, volunteering time in the community, and continually forming a campus and cultural support network for current and incoming Aggies. Fraternities and sororities have enhanced the lives of more than 22,500 Aggies since their inception.
For more information about the fraternity and sorority community at Texas A&M University, visit aggiegreeks.tamu.edu