Awards Trophies

Awards

Award Winners

Annual Award winners are announced each year in August/September, and they are published in the fall issue of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine (along with the Distinguished Fiji Award winners). The Courageous Leader Award winner(s) are announced at Academy and published in the spring issue of the magazine.

View the list of Annual Award Winners for the 2021 Calendar Year:

2021 Winners

Annual Award Applications & Descriptions

Undergraduate Chapter Awards

Applications for the 2022 Calendar Year

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to submit an Annual Awards Application every year. Currently, we are not accepting award applications for the 2022 calendar year. When the applications open, they will be due March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm PT (April 1, 2:59 am ET).

Undergraduate Chapter Applications

 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.

 

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Individual Awards

Applications for the 2022 Calendar Year

The Fraternity encourages all chapters to nominate individuals for awards each year. Currently, nominations for the 2022 calendar year are NOT being accepted. When the applications open, they will be due by March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pmPT (April 1 at 2:59 am ET).

Individual Nominations

 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 Leader.

 Wilkinson Award

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

 

Graduate Chapter Awards

Application for the 2022 Calendar Year

The Fraternity encourages all graduate chapters to submit an annual awards application. Currently, we are not accepting applications for the 2022 calendar year. When the application opens, they will be due by May 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET (8:59 pm PT).

Graduate Chapter Applications

 Award Description

Brightman Awards:

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

 


Courageous Leader Award

Annual Nominations

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

 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

Annual Nominations

Know any distinguished graduate brothers you would like to nominate for the Distinguished Fiji Award (DFA)? Nominations are due May 1 every year (the application is currently closed). 

DFA Nominations

 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