Posted by:Nick Hoke | Published: July 18, 2019

Theta Chi Announces First 2018/2019 Alter Award Recipient

Bloomington, IN – Theta Chi Fraternity is excited to announce Alpha Nu/Georgia Tech as the first recipient of the 2018/2019 Howard R. Alter, Jr. Award for Chapter Excellence. They were recognized during this summer’s first session of the Initiative Academy, held June 20-23, 2019, in Bloomington, IN.

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, Sacred Purpose programming, the Resolute Man, pledge education, and others. The Alter Award may only be presented to active chapters.

Three chapters received the Chapter Achievement Award during the awards ceremony. This award recognizes and encourages chapters that apply for the Alter Award and demonstrate substantial success, progress, and improvement in chapter operations:

  • Tau/Florida
  • Zeta Sigma/Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Zeta Tau/Michigan-Flint

Twelve additional chapters were recognized with Chapter Excellence Awards for demonstrating strong performance in specific areas of chapter operations:

  • Rho/Illinois
  • Sigma/Oregon State
  • Alpha Delta/Purdue
  • Alpha Pi/Minnesota
  • Beta Delta/Rutgers
  • Beta Omicron/Cincinnati
  • Beta Sigma/Lehigh
  • Gamma Tau/Drake
  • Delta Pi/Indiana State
  • Zeta Beta/Adrian
  • Eta Phi/Oakland
  • Iota Theta/Central Florida

Additional award recognition, including additional Alter Awards, will be conferred during the remaining Initiative Academy sessions. We offer our enthusiastic congratulations to all recipients and urge all chapters to apply for chapter awards next year. The deadline will be April 10, 2020.

Founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with more than 191,000 initiated members and has established 241 chapters. Leadership development, personal development, and service to alma mater are fundamental to Theta Chi Fraternity’s mission.