Awards

Award Winners

Annual award winners are announced each year in August and are published in the fall issue of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine. (This excludes Courageous Leader Award winners, who will be annouced each year at the Fiji Academy in early January.)

2018 Annual Award Winners

Award Applications & Descriptions

Undergraduate Chapter Awards

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to submit an annual awards application. Annual award applications are due by March 31 at 11:59 pm PST each year. 

Chapter Award Applications 
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Before you apply, check out these applications from previous award-winning Chapters. You'll gain insight into the structure of the application, what data you'll need to collect, and a clear picture of what your Chapter needs to accomplish to compete for the Cheney!

 Undergraduate Chapter Award Descriptions

Baker Cup: 

The Baker Cup is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which most effectively focuses attention upon religious, ethical, and social service activities in its daily conduct.

Brightman Trophy: 

The Brightman Trophy is presented to the undergraduate chapter which best demonstrates that "Phi Gamma Delta is not for college days alone" by maintaining and improving relations between the chapter and graduate brothers.

Cheney Cup: 

The Cheney Cup is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which demonstrates the greatest all-around efficiency in scholarship, fraternity relationships, and general collegiate activities.

Condon Cup: 

The Condon Cup is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which has shown the greatest improvement over the past academic year in the areas of scholarship, extracurricular activities, and fraternity relationships.

Coon Plaque: 

The Coon Plaque is awarded to the undergraduate chapter that has produced the best chapter publication for the preceding academic year.

Jordan Bowl: 

The Jordan Bowl is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which is judged to have achieved the highest comparative scholarship among the undergraduate chapters for the preceding academic year.

Owen Cup: 

The Owen Cup is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which has shown the greatest improvement in scholarship over the preceding academic year.

Zerman Trophy: 

The Zerman Trophy is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which excels in promoting the involvement of brothers in student government, the campus newspaper, and extracurricular activities.

 

Individual Awards

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to nominate individuals for awards each year. Nominations are due by March 31 at 11:59 pm PST each year.

Individual Award Nominations 
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 Individual Award Descriptions

Coulter Cup: 

The Coulter Cup is awarded to the graduate brother who has contributed the most to an undergraduate chapter through service in a capacity other than as a Purple Legionnaire or General Officer.

Crowder Cup: 

The Crowder Cup is awarded to the faculty advisor determined to be the most outstanding in the Fraternity based on personality, leadership, rapport with the chapter and assistance to the chapter in its relationship with faculty members and the host institution, as well as encouraging the undergraduate members to realize their full academic potential.

Durrance Award: 

The Durrance Award is presented to the graduate brother who is judged to be the most outstanding Purple Legionnaire (chapter advisor) in the Fraternity, "judged on the basis of personality, leadership, rapport with chapter, and fraternity service."

Haynes Award: 

The Haynes Award is presented to the most effective Section Chief.

Wilkinson Award:

The Wilkinson Award is presented to Phi Gamma Delta's most outstanding senior.

 

Graduate Chapter Awards

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to submit an annual awards application. Annual award applications are due by March 31 at 11:59 pm PST each year. 

Brightman Award for Graduate Chapters Application 
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 Graduate Chapter Award Descriptions

Brightman Awards:

The Brightman Awards go to the most outstanding graduate chapters. Two awards are given each year: one for graduate chapters with more than 75 members and one for graduate chapters with less than 75 members.

 

Courageous Leader Award

Courageous Leader Award nominations are accepted year-round and awarded each January at the Fiji Academy. Nominate by October 31 to be considered.

Courageous Leader Award Nominations

 Courageous Fiji Award Description

The Courageous Leader Award was established in 2019, and will first be awarded at the 2020 Fiji Academy. The award will be given to individuals who courageous live the values of Phi Gamma Delta. All graduate and undergraduate brothers, pledges and friends of Phi Gamma Delta are eligible. For more information, visit the Courageous Leader Award page: www.phigam.org/CourageousLeaderAward.

 

William A. Martin III Distinguished Fiji Award

William A. Martin III Distinguighsed Fiji Award nominations are due by May 15 each year. 

William A Martin III Distinguished Fiji Award Nominations 
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 Distinguished Fiji Award Description

The Archons established the Distinguished Fiji Award in 1965. Their policy states, "The Distinguished Fiji Award will be presented annually to no more than six graduate brothers who shall be deserving of recognition for their faithful and unselfish service to Phi Gamma Delta or their special contribution to mankind and society at large." The award was renamed the William A. Martin III Distinguished Fiji Award in 2019, upon Bill's retirement. Nominate a brother for the Distinguished Fiji Award, or view a listing of previous Distinguished Fiji Award winners