Theta Chi Announces 2020/2021 Alter Award Recipients
Lexington, KY – Theta Chi Fraternity is excited to announce the 2020/2021 recipients of the Howard R. Alter, Jr. Award for Chapter Excellence. Two chapters were recognized during the 165th Anniversary Celebration in Lexington, KY.
Created by a group of former field staff in 1984 upon the occasion of Howard Alter’s retirement as Executive Director, the Alter Award was first presented in 1986 to chapters that met or exceeded the Fraternity’s standards of excellence.
The Alter Award is Theta Chi’s highest chapter honor and is traditionally presented at the Fraternity’s summer event. Consideration for the Alter Award is by application only. Applicant chapters are evaluated based on their performance in 14 categories, including recruitment, scholarship programming, risk management practices, member and new member education and others. The Alter Award may only be presented to active chapters.
2020/2021 Alter Award Recipient - Iota Psi/RIT
Three chapters received the 2020/2021 Chapter Achievement Award. This award recognizes and encourages chapters that apply for the Alter Award and demonstrate substantial success, progress, and improvement in chapter operations:
Phi/North Dakota State
Gamma Phi/Nebraska Wesleyan
2020/2021 Achievement Award Recipient - Phi/North Dakota State
Thirty additional chapters were recognized with Chapter Excellence Awards for demonstrating strong performance in specific areas of chapter operations:
Alpha Lambda/Ohio State
Alpha Nu/Georgia Tech
Gamma Delta/Florida Southern
Theta Tau/Western Michigan
Iota Beta/Missouri State
Iota Theta/Central Florida
Iota Tau/Northern Kentucky
The Most Improved Chapter Award recognizes the chapter that has made significant developments over the last year. Past recipients of this award have made tremendous improvements in membership size, scholarship programming, and chapter operations while living up to the tenets of our Fraternity Creed and motto every day.
Founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with more than 196,000 initiated members and has established 244 chapters. Theta Chi’s mission is to develop college-age men into successful students, good citizens, lifelong brothers, and resolute leaders.