Held in the spring semester, this annual event provides the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements and efforts of our fraternities and sororities. The primary purpose of the Greek Excellence Program is to provide an objective appraisal of a chapter’s performance and to challenge each chapter to improve both programming and overall operations.

This year, the Greek Excellence Awards reception is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2017 and will be held in the Ferguson Student Center Great Hall and Ballroom. In order to be eligible to receive the various chapter awards, chapters must submit an electronic version of the packet by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 20, 2017. Let the packet serve as an instrument that highlights in detail, what your chapter has accomplished this year (January 2016 through December 2016).

For questions or concerns about the Greek Excellence Award Packet and/or the Awards Reception, please contact Nicole Jackson at 205-348-2693 or tnjackson1@ua.edu.

2016 Greek Excellence Award Recipients

Greek Endowed Scholarships

  • NPHC S.T.R.O.N.G scholarship: Obie Moultrie
  • Dr. Judith L. Bonner Academic Excellence Scholarship: Kirsten Erickson, Delta Gamma
  • Dr. Kathleen Powers Cramer Leadership & Involvement Scholarship: Bryson Bass, Phi Mu
  • Sandee Kirby Witt UA Away Scholarship: To Be Awarded
  • Dr. Robert E. Witt Interfraternity Council Scholarship: To Be Awarded

Interfraternity Council Awards

  • Outstanding IFC President: David Solon, Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Outstanding IFC New Member Educator: Joe Bloomston, Zeta Beta Tau
  • IFC Man of the Year: Logan Chambers, Phi Delta Theta

National Pan-Hellenic Council Awards

  • Outstanding NPHC Executive Board Member: Jeromey Beaman, Omega Psi Phi
  • Outstanding NPHC President: Tishara Smith, Zeta Phi Beta

Alabama Panhellenic Association Awards

  • Outstanding Panhellenic Executive Board Member: Lauren Voke, Alpha Phi
  • Outstanding Panhellenic Delegate: Elise Nesbitt, Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Outstanding Panhellenic President: Taryn Bartolucci, Pi Beta Phi
  • Outstanding Panhellenic Recruitment Chair: Haley Loflin, Gamma Phi Beta
  • Dr. Sarah L. Healy Panhellenic Achievement Award: Pam Sox, Alpha Delta Pi

United Greek Council Awards

  • Outstanding UGC Executive Board Member: Rob Williams, Theta Tau
  • Outstanding UGC President: Patrick Sipe, Phi Sigma Pi

Greek Programming Board Awards

  • Outstanding Member of Excellence: Miles Marquette, Director of Greek Events, Kappa Sigma
  • Outstanding Member of Excellence: Monica Spence, Greek Events Committee, Alpha Gamma Delta


Outstanding Scholarship Award

Presented to chapters with high academic achievement, that have also focused on developing programs to promote scholarship for their membership

  • Alpha Tau Omega (IFC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Omicron Pi (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)

Outstanding Alumni/ae Relations

Presented to the chapters, who recognize that strong connections with chapter alumni/alumnae benefit members, by providing vital networking opportunities, and by offering opportunities for lifelong membership engagement.

  • Sigma Nu (IFC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Pi Beta Phi  (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)

Outstanding Service & Philanthropy

Presented to those chapters that recognize that philanthropic and service initiatives are a great way to bring members together for a common cause. Also, winning chapters recognize that it is important to support causes that represent their fraternal values and allow them to make a positive impact on both a local and national scale.

  • Alpha Tau Omega (IFC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Mu (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity

Presented to chapters that ensure they are creating initiatives and taking steps that exemplify the Division of Student Life’s goal of fostering global citizenship and cultural understanding.

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (IFC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)

Outstanding Community Relations

Presented to chapters who recognize membership in a Greek organization involves being a part of the greater University of Alabama and local Tuscaloosa community. By establishing positive community relationships Fraternities and Sororities demonstrate a commitment to living out their organization’s values.

  • Alpha Tau Omega (IFC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
  • Chi Omega (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)

Outstanding Educational Programming

Presented to chapters that focus on continual membership education and development. Winning chapters engage and educate members on personal and professional development, by using collaborative educational relationships or internal resources.

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (IFC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Pi Beta Phi (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)

Outstanding Risk Management:

Presented to chapters that have established and implemented an effective program that educates members on mitigating risks, while developing policies that protect members and the chapter’s standing on campus.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Delta Pi (APA)
  • Theta Tau (UGC)


Outstanding Partnership Award: Zoe Winston, Women and Gender Resource Center

Most Outstanding Advisor Award

  • Most Outstanding NPHC Advisor: Phelon Snoddy, Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Most Outstanding APA Advisor: Jennie King, Delta Delta Delta
  • Most Outstanding UGC Advisor: Catherine Ross, Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Amos D. Burns Most Outstanding IFC Advisor: Allen McClendon, Delta Chi

Most Outstanding Chapter Award

  • Most Outstanding NPHC Chapter: Omega Psi Phi
  • Most Outstanding APA Chapter: Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Most Outstanding UGC Chapter: Theta Tau
  • Most Outstanding IFC Chapter: Alpha Tau Omega

Dr. Robert E. Witt Cup

Presented annually to one chapter who exemplifies the ideals and values of The University of Alabama’s Greek community.

  • 2016 Dr. Robert E. Witt Cup: Alpha Omicron Pi (APA)