Awards Trophies

Awards

Annual Awards

Undergraduate Chapter Awards

Award Descriptions

  • Baker Cup: Excellence in Service, Philanthropy and Ethical Activities
  • Brightman Trophy: Excellence in Graduate Relations
  • Cheney Cup: Greatest All-Around Efficiency
  • Condon Cup: Most Improved Chapter
  • Coon Plaque: Excellence in Chapter Publications
  • Jordan Bowl: Excellence in Scholarship
  • Owen Cup: Most Improved Scholarship
  • Zerman Trophy: Excellence in Involvement

Applications for the 2023 Calendar Year

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to submit an Annual Awards Application every year. Applications are due May 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET (8:59 pm PT). If you have any questions contact the Senior Director of Education.

Undergraduate Chapter Applications

 Application Details

To be eligible to receive undergraduate chapter awards, the chapter must: 1) Be 'current' in its accounts receivables with the International Fraternity or adhering to an agreed upon payment plan at the time of application. 2) May not be under disciplinary action by the Fraternity, including under a Graduate Trusteeship imposed by Third-Degree Penalty or Fifth-Degree Penalty: Probation during the majority of the calendar year being evaluated, and at the time of application.

 Resources to Help Your Chapter Apply

Click here to review resources to help your chapter apply

  • Baker Award Template
  • Black Undergraduate Chapter Awards Application - 2023 Cycle
  • Zerman Trophy Template
 

Individual Awards

Award Descriptions

  • Coulter Cup: Awarded for contributions other than in the role of Purple Legionnaire, Volunteer Leader or General Officer
  • Crowder Cup: Most outstanding Faculty Advisor
  • Durrance Award: Most outstanding Purple Legionnaire
  • Haynes Award: Most outstanding Section Leader
  • Wilkinson Award: Most outstanding undergraduate senior

Nominations for the 2023 Calendar Year

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to nominate individuals for awards every year. Nominations for the 2023 calendar year will open soon. When they open, nominations will be due May 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET (8:59 pm PT). If you have questions, contact the Director of Graduate Engagement.

Individual Nominations

 

Graduate Chapter Awards

Award Description

Brightman Awards: Most outstanding graduate chapters

  • One for graduate chapter with more than 75 members
  • One for graduate chapter with fewer than 75 members

Application for the 2023 Calendar Year

The Fraternity encourages all graduate chapters to submit an Annual Awards application. Currently, we are not accepting applications for the 2023 calendar year. When the application opens, they will be due May 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET (8:59 pm PT). If you have questions, contact the Director of Graduate Engagement.

Graduate Chapter Applications

 

2022 Annual Award Winners

Annual Award winners are announced each year in August or September, and they are published in the fall issue of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine (along with the Distinguished Fiji Award winners).

View the List of Winners for the 2022 Calendar Year:

2022 Winners


William A. Martin III Distinguished Fiji Award

 Award Description

The Archons established the Distinguished Fiji Award (DFA) 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

DFA Winners

View the listing Distinguished Fiji Award winners here

Nominations for the DFA

Know any distinguished graduate brothers you would like to nominate for the DFA? Nominations are due May 1 every year. To nominate someone, click the link below. 

DFA Nominations