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Chapter Awards

Chapters should be honored for the excellence they exhibit throughout the year. Therefore, they are encouraged to nominate themselves for numerous chapter awards. Nominations for all but the Excellence in Advising Award are due on May 15 of each year. The Excellence in Advising Award nomination must be submitted by March 15. These deadlines, and others, are listed on the calendar and with report forms.

The Silver Torch honors chapters that meet minimum standards.

The Gold Torch honors chapters that meet all of the requirements for the Silver Torch and go beyond, exemplifying scholarship, leadership and service. A chapter must apply or be nominated to be considered.

The Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award is the highest honor for chapter achievement, given for superior chapter operations, participation, selection, advising, visibility and communications. Criteria include, a well-tested sense of camaraderie among chapter members, a current chapter website, a significant all-campus project that involves at least 75 percent of members, an alumni event or newsletter, an excellent selection process, active advisor(s), visibility on campus, meaningful and established traditions, effective communications with chapter member and SCs, and at least one Project Excellence application. A chapter must apply or be nominated to receive this award.

The Most Improved Chapter Award encourages chapter development and recognizes a chapter that has achieved success during the year while re-establishing and re-invigorating programming and membership. A chapter must apply or be nominated to receive this award.

Project Excellence Awards recognize outstanding chapter projects with high member participation. A chapter may - self-nominate. To win, chapters must be in good financial standing and meet minimum standards. A chapter must apply or be nominated to receive this award.

The Excellence in Advising Award honors advisors annually at the national conference for providing excellent guidance and support to a collegiate chapter. Nominations are made by the chapter.

Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award Winners

2002 - Purdue University
2003 - San Diego State University
2004 - Kansas State University
2005 - Oklahoma State University
2006 - University of San Diego
2007 - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
2008 - University of Wyoming
2009 - University of Washington
2010 - Hope College
2011 - University of California, Los Angeles
2012 - San Diego State University
2013 - The Ohio State University
2014 - University of Nebraska at Kearney and Purdue University
2015 - Kansas State University
2016 - The University of Alabama

Most Improved Chapter Award Winners

2001 - Westminster College
2002 - Texas Tech
2003 - Indiana State University
2004 - Northern Arizona University
2005 - University of South Alabama
2006 - William Jewell College
2007 - University of Colorado
2008 - Drury University and Oklahoma Baptist University
2009 - Cornell College
2010 - University of Utah
2011 - University of South Carolina
2012 - The University of Findlay and Louisiana State University
2013 - Mississippi College and The University of South Dakota
2014 - Lawrence University
2015 - Beloit College
2016 - University of Mary Washington

2016 Gold Torch Award

The University of Alabama
Auburn University
Bradley University
University of California, Los Angeles
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carson-Newman University
Colorado State University
Hope College
Kansas State University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
University of Mary Washington
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Montana
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The University of Nebraska at Kearney
The University of New Mexico
University of North Dakota
Northern Illinois University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
The Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rhodes College
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
University of South Alabama
Texas Tech University
Troy University
The University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
West Virginia University

2016 Silver Torch Award

University of Arizona
Augustana College
Ball State University
Berea College
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowling Green State University
California State University Channel Islands
Case Western Reserve University
The University of Denver
Drury University
Florida State University
Fort Hays State University
Grove City College
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Illinois
Knox College
Lake Erie College
Lawrence University
University of Maryland
Montana State University
Northwestern University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Pacific Lutheran University
University of Redlands
South Dakota State University
Tennessee Technological University
Tulane University
Valparaiso University
University of Washington
Willamette University
William Jewell College
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wyoming
Wittenberg University

2016 Project Excellence Award

The University of Alabama
University of California, Los Angeles
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Cincinnati
The University of Denver
Hope College
The University of Kansas
Knox College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
University of Mary Washington
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of Montana
The University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of North Dakota
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
University of Puget Sound
Purdue University
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
University of South Alabama
Texas Tech University
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire