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Chapter Awards

Each year the Fraternity recognizes individuals (undergraduate, alumni and friends of ZBT) and chapters/colonies for achievement in programming, recruitment, philanthropy and more.

Brummer Cup (Most Outstanding Chapter)

Taking its name from the highest honor given to a Chapter of Phi Sigma Delta, the Brummer Cup is presented to the ZBT Chapter that best represents the ideals and tenets upon which our Fraternity was founded. The winner of the Brummer Cup excels not in one area of Chapter life, but in all of those key areas that are the hallmark of a great organization.

  • 1946 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1947 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1948 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1949 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1950 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1951 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1952 Washington & Lee University, Alpha Epsilon
  • 1953 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1954 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1955 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1956 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1957 Washington & Lee University, Alpha Epsilon
  • 1958 Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1959 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1960 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1961 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1962 University of California – Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1963 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1964 Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma
  • 1965 Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma
  • 1966 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1967 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1968 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1969 University of Miami, Alpha Omega
  • 1970 University of Denver, Iota
  • 1971 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1972 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1973 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1974 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1975 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1976 University of Miami, Alpha Omega
  • 1977 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1978 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1979 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1980 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1981 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1982 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1983 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1984 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1985 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1986 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1987 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1988 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1989 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1990 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1991 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1994 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1995 University of Alabama, Psi; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 1996 Not Awarded
  • 1997 Not Awarded
  • 1998 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 1999 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 2000 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2001 University of Florida, Alpha Zeta
  • 2002 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2003 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2004 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2005 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2006 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2007 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2008 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2009 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2010 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2011 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2012 The George Washington University, Phi Alpha Alpha
  • 2013 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2014 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu
  • 2015 Purdue University, Alpha Alpha
  • 2016 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2017 Purdue University, Alpha Alpha
  • 2018 University of Denver, Iota

Edwin B. Meissner Award (Most Improved Chapter)

Named for the patriarch of a prominent family of ZBT men who have given years of service to the International Fraternity, the Meissner Award is presented to the Fraternity’s most improved chapter.

  • 1946 University of Tennessee, Alpha Nu
  • 1947 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alpha Kappa
  • 1948 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha
  • 1949 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1950 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1951 Boston University, Mu
  • 1952 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1953 City College of New York, Alpha
  • 1954 City College of New York, Alpha
  • 1955 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1956 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1957 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta
  • 1958 University of Tennessee, Alpha Nu
  • 1959 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alpha Kappa
  • 1960 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 1961 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha
  • 1962 University of Miami, Alpha Omega
  • 1963 University of British Columbia, Alpha Chi
  • 1964 University of Missouri, Omega
  • 1965 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 1966 City College of New York, Alpha
  • 1967 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1968 American University, Beta Psi
  • 1969 Johns Hopkins University, Beta Nu
  • 1970 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 1971 University of Miami, Alpha Omega
  • 1972 Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, Beta Zeta
  • 1973 University of Denver, Iota
  • 1974 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1975 University of South Carolina, Alpha Theta
  • 1976 Carnegie Mellon University, Delta Tau
  • 1977 University of Pittsburgh, Beta Phi
  • 1978 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 1979 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1980 University of Michigan, Eta; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1981 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1982 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1983 Carnegie Mellon University, Delta Tau
  • 1984 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1985 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1986 University of Michigan, Eta
  • 1987 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1988 University of Kansas, Epsilon Mu
  • 1989 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1990 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1991 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1992 York College of Pennsylvania, Beta Alpha Chi
  • 1993 Brooklyn College, Beta Xi
  • 1994 Gannon University, Zeta Xi
  • 1995-1999 Not Awarded
  • 1996 Not Awarded
  • 2000 Ramapo College, Zeta Delta
  • 2001 Rider University, Beta Mu
  • 2002 University of Colorado-Boulder, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 2003 Michigan State University, Beta Epsilon
  • 2004 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2005 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2006 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 2007 University of Emory, Eta Lambda
  • 2008 University of Emory, Eta Lambda
  • 2009 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison, Epsilon Tau
  • 2010 Boston University, Mu
  • 2011 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2012 Emory University, Eta Lambda
  • 2013 California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo, Eta Mu
  • 2014 Tufts University, Omicron
  • 2015 The Ohio State University, Nu
  • 2016 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 2017 Quinnipiac University, Eta Omicron
  • 2018 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda

Lee Dover Award (Outstanding General Chapter Programming)

Lee Dover, Alpha Delta (University of Southern California) 1925, the second Executive Secretary of Zeta Beta Tau, is credited as being one of the primary architects of our Fraternity. Dover guided the Fraternity through two World Wars and the Great Depression, times that were fatal to many inter/national Greek organizations.

Dover advocated that ZBT brothers were men of integrity and men of learning. To honor his legacy, the Lee Dover Award is presented for outstanding chapter programming. Qualifying chapters have worked to improve the quality, integrity and scope of learning of their brothers.

  • 1947 University of Tennessee, Alpha Nu
  • 1948 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1949 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1950 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1951 Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi
  • 1952 Duke University, Alpha Upsilon
  • 1953 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1954 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1955 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1956 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1957 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1958 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1959 Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma
  • 1960 University of Virginia, Chi
  • 1961 University of Missouri, Omega
  • 1962 City College of New York, Alpha
  • 1963 City College of New York, Alpha
  • 1964 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1965 Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha
  • 1966 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kappa Nu Kappa
  • 1967 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1968 San Diego State University, Beta Lambda
  • 1969 Memphis State University, Gamma Mu
  • 1970 C. W. Post University, Gamma Delta
  • 1971 Not Known
  • 1972 University of Virginia, Nu
  • 1973 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1974 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1975 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1976 Northeastern University, Gamma Psi
  • 1977 C. W. Post University, Gamma Delta
  • 1978 Seton Hall University, Zeta Tau
  • 1979 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1980 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1981 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1982 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1983 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1984 University of Missouri, Omega
  • 1985 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1986 George Washington University, Alpha
  • 1987 University of California-San Diego, Epsilon Beta
  • 1988 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1989 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1990 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1991 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1994 Gannon University, Zeta Xi
  • 1995 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1996 Not Known
  • 1997 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1998 University of Kansas, Epsilon Mu|
  • 1999 Western Connecticut State University, Zeta Theta
  • 2000 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2001 University of Florida, Alpha Zeta
  • 2002 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2003 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2004 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2005 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2006 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2007 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2008 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2010 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2011 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2012 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2013 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2014 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2015 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu
  • 2016 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2017 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2018 University of Denver, Iota

Bijur Award (Outstanding GPA)

Named for its sponsor, Judge Moses Bijur of the Delta Chapter at Columbia University, the first presentation of this award dates to 1915. Fraternity provides a great vehicle for academic success. Chapters that have learned to maximize their resources to promote intellectual awareness are worthy of our praise. Qualifying Chapters must have a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and their grade point average must be at least two-tenths of a point greater than the all men’s average on their campus. Campus documentation must be included in the award submission.

  • 1946 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1947 University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta
  • 1948 Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma
  • 1949 Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1950 University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta
  • 1951 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1952 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1953 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1954 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1955 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1956 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1957 University of California -Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1958 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1959 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1960 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1961 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1962 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1963 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1964 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Tau
  • 1965 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1966 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1967 Johns Hopkins University, Beta Nu
  • 1968 Johns Hopkins University, Beta Nu; University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1969 Johns Hopkins University, Beta Nu
  • 1970 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1971 Muhlenberg College, Alpha Nu
  • 1972 Dickinson College, Iota
  • 1973 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1974 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1975 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1976 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1977 Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha
  • 1978 Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha
  • 1979 Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha
  • 1980 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1981 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1982 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1983 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1984 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1985 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1986 Not Awarded
  • 1987 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1988 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1989 New York University, Gamma
  • 1990 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1991 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1994 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1995 University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta; University of California-Santa Barbara, Gamma Xi; University of Colorado-Boulder, Beta Alpha Theta; University of Michigan, Eta; Northwestern University, Gamma; Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1996 Ball State University, Zeta Phi; Northwestern University, Gamma; Tulane University, Sigma; University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta; University of Florida, Alpha Zeta; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1997 Michigan State University, Beta Epsilon; Northwestern University, Gamma; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kappa Nu Kappa; Syracuse University, Omicron; Tulane University, Sigma; University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta; University of Florida, Alpha Zeta; University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1998 Boston University, Mu; Case Western Reserve University, Lambda; Gannon University, Zeta Xi; Northwestern University, Gamma; Princeton University, Zeta Sigma; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kappa Nu Kappa; Syracuse University, Omicron; Tulane University, Sigma; University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta; University of Illinois, Rho; University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma; Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi; York College of Pennsylvania, Beta Alpha Chi
  • 1999 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 2001 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2002 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2003 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2004 Cornell University, Kappa
  • 2005 Cornell University, Kappa
  • 2006 Cornell University, Kappa
  • 2007 University of Florida, Alpha Zeta
  • 2008 University of Florida, Alpha Zeta
  • 2009 University of Washington-Seattle, Alpha Mu
  • 2010 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 2011 The George Washington University, Phi Alpha Alpha
  • 2012 Emory University, Eta Lambda
  • 2013 University of Georgia, Mu
  • 2014 University of Wisconsin, Alpha Kappa
  • 2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2018 Columbia University, Delta

The Sobel Award (GPA Improvement)

First presented in 1915, the Sobel Award is named for the brother who sponsored the initial prize, Isidore Sobel of the Theta Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania. Brother Sobel recognized an underlying purpose of our organization and the true purpose of every student’s presence at an institution of higher learning — academic success.

Chapters qualifying for the Sobel Award have demonstrated a marked improvement in scholastic standing in the past academic year. These Chapters have shown a positive change in all-chapter grade point average of either .15 in one semester or .30 in one year. Campus documentation must be included in the award submission.

  • 1947 University of Washington-Seattle, Alpha Mu
  • 1948 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alpha Kappa
  • 1949 Bowling Green State University, Beta Eta
  • 1950 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1951 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1952 California State University-San Diego, Beta Lambda
  • 1953 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1954 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1955 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1956 Bowling Green State University, Beta Eta
  • 1957 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1958 Cornell University, Kappa
  • 1959 Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi
  • 1960 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alpha Kappa
  • 1961 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1962 University of Washington-Seattle, Alpha Mu
  • 1963 University of Tennessee, Alpha Nu
  • 1964 Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi
  • 1965 University of Washington-Seattle, Alpha Mu
  • 1966 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1967 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha
  • 1968 Duke University, Alpha Upsilon
  • 1969 Louisiana State University, Pi
  • 1970 Adelphi University, Gamma Kappa
  • 1971 Dickinson College, Iota
  • 1972 Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, Beta Zeta
  • 1973 University of Tampa, Delta Omicron
  • 1974 Bowling Green State University, Beta Eta
  • 1975 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1976 Louisiana State University, Pi
  • 1977 University of Georgia, Mu
  • 1978 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 1979 University of Mississippi, Alpha Sigma
  • 1980 Not Awarded
  • 1981 Babson College, Delta Omega
  • 1982 Muhlenberg College, Alpha Nu
  • 1983 University of Mississippi, Alpha Sigma
  • 1984 Georgia Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 1985 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1986 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1987 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1988 University of Kansas, Epsilon Mu
  • 1989 University of Pittsburgh, Beta Phi
  • 1990 York College of Pennsylvania, Beta Alpha Chi
  • 1991 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1992 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1993 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1994 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1995 University of Alabama, Psi; University of California-Santa Barbara, Gamma Xi; Northwestern University, Gamma; San Diego State University, Beta Lambda; Tulane University, Sigma; Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma
  • 1996 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1997 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kappa Nu Kappa; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Tulane University, Sigma; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1998 Not Awarded
  • 1999 Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha
  • 2000 University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Theta Alpha
  • 2001 San Diego State University, Beta Lambda
  • 2002 University of Miami, Alpha Omega; Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi; Tulane University, Sigma
  • 2003 University of Pittsburgh, Beta Phi
  • 2004 University of Alabama, Psi; California State University-Berkeley, Alpha Eta; Case Western Reserve University, Lambda; James Madison University, Zeta Omega; Johnson & Wales University, Zeta Nu; University of Michigan, Eta; Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi
  • 2005 James Madison University, Zeta Omega; University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon; University of Miami, Alpha Omega; University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Eta Delta; Rutgers University, Beta Delta; State University of New York-Plattsburgh, Eta Iota; Virginia Tech, Delta Xi
  • 2006 Kappa Chapter, Cornell University; Eta Lambda Colony, Emory University
  • 2007 Ball State University, Zeta Phi; California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta; University of Miami, Alpha Omega; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Delta Xi
  • 2008 Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Delta Xi; Gannon University, Zeta Xi; San Diego State University, Beta Lambda; Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 2009 Not Awarded
  • 2010 Carnegie Mellon University, Delta Tau
  • 2011 The George Washington University, Phi Alpha Alpha
  • 2012 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 2013 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 2014 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 2015 Colony at Northern Arizona University
  • 2016 Eta Tau, University of Iowa
  • 2017 Alpha Tau, Franklin & Marshall College
  • 2018 Eta Gamma, State University of New York, Oswego

Frauenthal Award (Intramural Sports Participation)

The Frauenthal Award was presented for the first time at the 1914 International Convention by Dr. Henry Frauenthal, an honorary brother of ZBT. The award was initially presented to the chapter which most distinguished itself in athletics of any kind, either varsity sports or intramural participation. Today we present the Frauenthal Award to those that excel in intramural athletics. Chapters and colonies that qualify for this award have placed first in at least one overall intramural sports competition or won any three individual campus or IFC intramural sports competitions in the past academic year.

  • 1915 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1916 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1917 Not Awarded
  • 1918 Not Awarded
  • 1919 New York University, Gamma
  • 1920 New York University, Gamma
  • 1921 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 1922 New York University, Gamma
  • 1923 Not Awarded
  • 1924 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1925 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1926 Harvard University, Tau
  • 1927 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1928 New York University, Gamma
  • 1929 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1930 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1931 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1932 New York University, Gamma
  • 1933 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1934 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1935 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1936 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 1937 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 1938 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1939 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1940 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1941 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1942 Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1943 Not Awarded
  • 1944 Not Awarded
  • 1945 Not Awarded
  • 1946 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1947 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1948 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1949 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1950 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1951 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1952 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1953 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1954 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1955 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1956 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1957 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1958 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1959 Columbia University, Delta
  • 1960 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1961 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1962 University of California-Berkeley, Alpha Eta
  • 1963 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1964 University of Virginia, Chi
  • 1965 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1966 Rider University, Beta Mu
  • 1967 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1968 Michigan State University, Beta Epsilon
  • 1969 American University, Beta Psi
  • 1970 Rider College, Beta Mu
  • 1971 California State University-Los Angeles, Gamma Nu
  • 1972 University of North Carolina, Alpha Pi
  • 1973 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1974 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1975 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1976 Widener College, Beta Tau
  • 1977 Muhlenberg College, Alpha Nu
  • 1978 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1979 Duquesne University, Phi; University of Maryland-College Park, Epsilon
  • 1980 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1981 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1982 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1983 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1984 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1985 State University of New York-Buffalo, Zeta
  • 1986 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1987 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1988 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1989 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1990 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1991 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1994 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1995 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron; University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1996 Not Awarded
  • 1997 Not Awarded
  • 1998 Columbia University, Delta; Pennsylvania State University-Erie, Zeta Epsilon; Stephen F. Austin State University, Zeta Lambda; Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1999 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 2000 Brooklyn College, Beta Xi
  • 2001 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2002 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2003 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2004 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2005 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2006 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2007 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2008 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2009 New York University, Gamma
  • 2010 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2011 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2012 University of Florida, Alpha Zeta
  • 2013 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2014 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2015 University of Colorado Boulder, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 2016 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2017 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2018 Purdue University, Alpha Alpha

Sid Luckman Award (Varsity Sports Participation)

The Sid Luckman Award celebrates a great Fraternity man and football star, Brother Sid Luckman. Brother Luckman, a member of the National Football League Hall of Fame, brought great prestige to his Delta Chapter at Columbia University and to ZBT in general. In honor of Brother Luckman, we present this award to those that show outstanding participation in varsity athletics. The qualifying chapters and colonies have a minimum of either 10 brothers or 20 percent of their group participating in varsity athletics during an academic year.

  • 1995 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron; University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho; Columbia University, Delta
  • 1996 Not Known
  • 1997 Not Known
  • 1998 Columbia University, Delta; Princeton University, Zeta Sigma
  • 1999 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2000 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2001 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2002 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2003 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 2004 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2005 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2006 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2007 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2008 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2009 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2010 Columbia University, Delta
  • 2011 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2012 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2014 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2015 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2016 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2017 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 2018 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda

Barry D. Siegel Award (Most Successful Recruitment)

The Barry D. Siegel Award recognizes excellence in new member recruitment. Barry Siegel served as Executive Secretary to Zeta Beta Tau from 1960 through 1971. An alumnus of the Beta Eta Chapter at Bowling Green State University, Brother Siegel was known for his energy, enthusiasm and innovative thinking. He stressed the need for the education of brothers on fraternity management skills, including recruitment.

This award is presented to the chapters that show the greatest success in recruitment due to training, education, and an emphasis on the continued growth of the chapter.

Since 2002 this award has been given to three chapters based on the number of students on their respective campuses. (Campus size over 20,000 undergraduates; 10,001-19,999 undergraduates; and 10,000 undergraduates or fewer)

  • 1947 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1948 Not Known
  • 1949 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1950 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1951 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1952 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1953 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1954 University of Pennsylvania, Theta
  • 1955 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1956 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1957 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1958 Ohio State University, Nu
  • 1959 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1960 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1961 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1962 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1963 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1964 Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi
  • 1965 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1966 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1967 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 1968 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1969 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alpha Kappa
  • 1970 Cornell University, Kappa
  • 1971 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1972 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1973 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1974 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1975 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1976 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1977 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1978 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1979 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda; Bentley College, Delta Chi
  • 1980 Tulane University, Sigma; Muhlenberg College, Alpha Nu; Union College, Eta
  • 1981 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1982 University of Michigan, Eta
  • 1983 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 1984 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1985 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1986 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1987 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1988 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1989 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1990 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1991 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1992 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1993 University of Colorado, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 1994 University of Kansas, Epsilon Mu
  • 1995 University of Alabama, Psi; Ball State University, Zeta Phi; Bowling Green State University, Beta Eta; Cornell University, Kappa; University of Illinois, Rho; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon; University of Miami, Alpha Omega; University of Michigan, Eta; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi; Northwestern University, Gamma; University of Pennsylvania, Theta; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Richard Stockton College, Zeta Omicron; Stephen F. Austin University, Zeta Lambda; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi; Western Connecticut State University, Zeta Theta; William Paterson College, Epsilon Sigma
  • 1996 Bentley College, Delta Chi; Case Western Reserve University, Lambda; Rider University, Beta Mu; Southwest Texas State University, Beta Tau; State University of New York-Stony Brook, Delta Psi; Stephen F. Austin State University, Zeta Lambda; Tulane University, Sigma; University of Florida, Alpha Zeta; University of Illinois, Rho; University of Pennsylvania, Theta; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; University of Vermont, Zeta Rho; Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma; Washington & Jefferson College, Iota Phi Alpha; Western Connecticut State University, Zeta Theta
  • 1997 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda; California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta; Cornell University, Kappa; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; Michigan State University, Beta Epsilon; Pennsylvania State University-Erie, Zeta Epsilon; Ramapo College, Zeta Delta; San Diego State University, Beta Lambda; Southwest Texas State University, Beta Tau; Syracuse University, Omicron; University of Florida, Alpha Zeta; University of Miami, Alpha Omega; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; Western Michigan University, Gamma Iota; Western Connecticut State University, Zeta Theta
  • 1998 Alfred University, Kappa Phi; Boston University, Mu; Fairleigh Dickinson University-Teaneck, Delta Pi; Hofstra University, Gamma Phi; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; Michigan State University, Beta Epsilon; Monmouth College, Delta Lambda; Northwestern University, Gamma; Stephen F. Austin State University, Zeta Lambda; State University of New York-Stony Brook, Delta Psi; Tufts University, Omicron; University of Delaware, Epsilon Theta; University of Florida, Alpha Zeta; University of Kansas, Epsilon Mu; University of Miami, Alpha Omega; University of Virginia, Phi Epsilon
  • 1999 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 2000 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 2001 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2002 Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; Vanderbilt University, Alpha Gamma; Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 2003 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; State University of New York-Oswego, Eta Gamma
  • 2004 University of Colorado-Boulder, Beta Alpha Theta; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2005 Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2006 University of Texas – Austin, Lambda; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2007 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2008 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2009 Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2010 Indiana University, Beta Gamma; University of Denver, Iota; University of Connecticut, Delta Beta
  • 2011 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Denver, Iota
  • 2012 University of Denver, Iota; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Florida State University, Zeta Alpha
  • 2013 Northwestern University, Gamma; University of Florida, Alpha Zeta; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2014 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2015 Florida State University, Zeta Alpha; University of California, Santa Barbara, Gamma Xi; University of Denver, Iota
  • 2016 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Denver, Iota
  • 2017 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 Indiana University Bloomington, Beta Gamma; University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Denver, Iota

Best Colony Award

This award is presented to the Most Outstanding Colony that exhibits excellence in recruitment, programming and support of the mission of ZBT.

  • 2013 Gamma Psi, Boston City Area
  • 2014 Tulane University, Sigma
  • 2015 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2016 Muhlenberg College, Alpha Nu
  • 2017 University of Pittsburgh, Beta Phi
  • University of California – Davis, Epsilon Chi

Al Berg Undergraduate Heritage Award

The Al Berg Undergraduate Heritage Award honors the chapter or colony that maintains an active connection to all entities of the history, heritage and Mission of ZBT. The group must hold at least one event celebrating the history, heritage and Mission of ZBT during the current academic year.

In 2017 the award was named in honor of Brother Berg, Omicron (Syracuse University) 1973, for his strong support of the Fraternity’s heritage efforts and other Jewish community philanthropic causes.

  • 2013 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu
  • 2014 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu
  • 2015 Florida International University, Eta Rho
  • 2016 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2017 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 Muhlenberg College, Alpha Nu

Joseph E. Glaser Award (Philanthropy)

Named in honor of the long-time advisor to the Beta Delta Chapter at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the Joseph E. Glaser Award is presented to the Chapter that demonstrates its commitment to the community through philanthropic endeavors. Qualifying chapters have raised and donated a minimum of $100 per brother or sponsored a significant philanthropic project within an academic year.

  • 1984 University of Maryland-College Park, Epsilon
  • 1985 University of Maryland-College Park, Epsilon
  • 1986 University of Texas, Lambda
  • 1987 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1988 University of Maryland-College Park, Epsilon
  • 1989 University of Pittsburgh, Beta Phi
  • 1990 Pennsylvania State University, Alpha Psi
  • 1991 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 Not Known
  • 1994 Not Known
  • 1995 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron; University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1996 Not Known
  • 1997 Not Known
  • 1998 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 1999 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2000 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2001 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2002 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2003 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2004 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2005 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2006 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2007 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2008 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2009 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2010 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2011 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2012 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2013 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2014 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2015 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2016 Northwestern University, Gamma
  • 2017 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2018 Northwestern University, Gamma

Theodore G. Rich-St. Louis Alumni Association Award

Many ZBT chapters and colonies accept the challenge to work to improve their various communities. First awarded in 1950, the Theodore G. Rich-St. Louis Alumni Association Award is presented to the chapter that exemplifies Zeta Beta Tau’s commitment to the Service of the Brotherhood of Man. To qualify for this award, chapters must have documented a minimum of 10 hours of community service work for each brother or the sponsorship of a significant service project within an academic year.

  • 1950 University of Michigan, Phi
  • 1951 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1952 Cornell University, Kappa
  • 1953 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1954 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1955 University of Manitoba, Beta Theta
  • 1956 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1957 Washington & Lee University, Alpha Epsilon
  • 1958 Miami University-Ohio, Alpha Phi
  • 1959 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1960 McGill University, Upsilon
  • 1961 California State University-San Diego, Beta Lambda
  • 1962 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1963 Rider College, Beta Mu
  • 1964 Brooklyn College, Beta Xi
  • 1965 Washington & Lee University, Alpha Epsilon
  • 1966 Marshall University, Gamma Epsilon
  • 1967 Case Western Reserve University, Lambda
  • 1968 Marshall University, Gamma Epsilon
  • 1969 Marshall University, Gamma Epsilon
  • 1970 Queens College, Gamma Theta
  • 1971 University of Alabama, Psi
  • 1972 University of Manitoba, Beta Theta
  • 1973 University of Missouri, Omega
  • 1974 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1975 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1976 University of Maryland-College Park, Epsilon
  • 1977 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1978 Rutgers University, Beta Delta
  • 1979 University of Maryland-College Park, Epsilon
  • 1980 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1981 Hofstra University, Gamma Phi
  • 1982 Franklin & Marshall College, Alpha Theta
  • 1983 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Teaneck, Delta Pi
  • 1984 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1985 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1986 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1987 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1988 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1989 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1990 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1991 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 Indiana University, Beta Gamma
  • 1994 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1995 New York University, Gamma; University of Virginia, Phi Epsilon; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi; York College of Pennsylvania, Beta Alpha Chi
  • 1996 Not Known
  • 1997 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta; East Stroudsburg University, Zeta Pi; Hofstra University, Gamma Phi; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; Michigan State University, Beta Epsilon
  • 1998 East Stroudsburg University, Zeta Pi; Gannon University, Zeta Xi; Northwestern University, Gamma; Princeton University, Zeta Sigma; Richard Stockton College, Zeta Omicron; San Diego State University, Beta Lambda; University of Vermont, Zeta Rho; Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 1999 University of Illinois, Rho Chapter
  • 2000 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2001 University of Florida, Alpha Zeta
  • 2002 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2003 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2004 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2005 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2006 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 2007 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2008 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2009 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2010 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2011 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 2012 State University of New York-Oswego, Eta Gamma
  • 2013 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu
  • 2014 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2015 Purdue University, Alpha Alpha
  • 2016 Brooklyn College, Beta Xi
  • 2017 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 University of Alabama, Psi

Best Community Service Project

This award is given to the chapter or colony for the most outstanding community service project.

  • 2013 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 Eta Mu, California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo
  • 2016 University of Tampa, Delta Omicron
  • 2017 Washington University-St. Louis, Alpha Xi
  • 2018 Not Awarded

Children's Miracle Network Award

In July of 2002 the Supreme Council adopted the Children’s Miracle Network as the official Philanthropy of Zeta Beta Tau. Since that time many chapters have taken it upon themselves to raise an incredible amount of money for this Philanthropy. This award is given to the Chapter or Colony that has raised the most money for the Children’s Miracle Network this past year.

  • 2015 University of Colorado Boulder, Beta Alpha Theta
  • 2016 Florida State University, Zeta Alpha
  • 2017 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2018 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota

Alexander "Babe" Lewin Award (Outstanding Alumni Programming)

The Alexander “Babe” Lewin Award honors the chapters that maintain active communications with its alumni. Named for an alumnus of Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity who served for many years on the professional staff of that Fraternity, the Alexander “Babe” Lewin Award is presented to the chapter that values the resources and experiences that are afforded by its alumni. To qualify a chapter must have produced and mailed at least two alumni newsletters in the past academic year and provided the National Office with updated Alumni contact information. As well, the qualifying Chapters host events that encourage alumni participation.

  • 1981 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1982 University of Texas-Austin, Lambda
  • 1983 Carnegie Mellon University, Delta Tau; University of Texas – Austin, Lambda
  • 1984 University of Miami, Alpha Omega
  • 1985 State University of New York-Buffalo, Zeta
  • 1986 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1987 University of Michigan, Eta
  • 1988 California State University-Northridge, Gamma Beta
  • 1989 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1990 University of Arizona, Alpha Omicron
  • 1991 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 1992 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1993 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1994 University of California-Los Angeles, Alpha Rho
  • 1995 Cornell University, Kappa; Georgia Institute of Technology, Xi; Indiana University, Beta Gamma; Stephen F. Austin State University, Zeta Lambda
  • 1996 Monmouth College, Delta Lambda
  • 1997 Princeton University, Zeta Psi; Syracuse University, Omicron
  • 1998 Princeton University, Zeta Sigma; San Diego State University, Beta Lambda; Stephen F. Austin State University, Zeta Lambda; Syracuse University, Omicron; University of Alabama, Psi; University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 1999 University of Illinois, Rho
  • 2000 University of Texas-Dallas, Zeta Upsilon
  • 2001 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2002 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2003 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2004 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2005 University of Maryland-College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon
  • 2006 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2007 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2008 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2009 University of Rhode Island, Rho Iota
  • 2010 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2011 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2012 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2013 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2014 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota
  • 2015 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2017 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 University of Denver, Iota

Barry M. Aarons Award for Undergraduate Giving

Newly created in 2017, this award honors the chapter or chapters who have the highest percentage of brothers in the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation’s Gottheil Society. The first recipients will be awarded at the 2019 International Convention.

Most Outstanding Program or Event with Another ZBT Chapter or Colony

This award is to recognize an event that best represented inter-fraternalism between two chapters.

  • 2013 Brooklyn College, Beta Xi
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 Boston City Area, Gamma Psi; Boston University, Mu; Colony at Suffolk University; Brandeis University, Epsilon Phi; Tufts University, Omicron; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi (for Get on the Ball)
  • 2016 The George Washington University, Phi Alpha Alpha; Towson University, Eta Kappa; American University, Beta Psi (for Green Light: Go!)
  • 2017 Iota and Beta Alpha Theta, Denver and CU-Boulder (football)
  • 2018 University of Central Florida, Delta Iota; University of Maryland – College Park, Beta Zeta Epsilon; Towson University, Eta Kappa (football)

Best Educational Program

This award is given to the chapter or colony for the most outstanding single educational program.

  • 2013 University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Eta Xi
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 University of Wisconsin, Alpha Kappa
  • 2016 The Ohio State University, Nu
  • 2017 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 California Polytechnic University, Eta Mu

Best Brotherhood Event

This award is given to the chapter or colony that executes that best single brotherhood event.

  • 2013 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu; The George Washington University, Phi Alpha Alpha
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 University of Wisconsin, Alpha Kappa
  • 2016 The Ohio State University, Nu
  • 2017 Not Awarded
  • 2018 Rutgers University, Beta Delta

Risk Management Award

This award is given to the chapter or colony that exhibit outstanding risk management education for their chapter/colony, displays preventative measures for risk reduction and does not have a risk management violation during the academic year.

  • 2013 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta; University of Central Florida, Delta Iota; The Ohio State University, Nu
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 Purdue University, Alpha Alpha
  • 2016 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2017 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 University of California – Santa Barbara,  Gamma Xi

Omega Cup (Outstanding Publications)

First awarded in 1944, the award is named after the Omega Chapter at the University of Missouri and internationally recognized Journalism School. This award recognizes the chapter or colony that has the most outstanding publications, paper and/or electronic.

  • 2013 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2014 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2015 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2016 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2017 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2018 University of Denver, Iota

Best Website

This award is presented to a chapter/colony that has managed to combine the best of visual design with quality ZBT content.

  • 2013 California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo, Eta Mu
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 University of Denver, Iota
  • 2016 Santa Clara University, Eta Upsilon
  • 2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xi
  • 2018 University of Texas, Lambda

Parent Relations Award

The Parent Relations Award honors the chapter that maintains active communications with its parents and actively engages them throughout the year. To qualify a chapter must have produced and mailed at least one parent newsletter in the past academic year, have an appointed parent relations chair, and hold at least one parents event in the past academic year. It is encouraged for the chapter to have an existing Parents Club.

  • 2013 The George Washington University, Phi Alpha Alpha
  • 2014 Not Awarded
  • 2015 University of Memphis, Gamma Mu
  • 2016 Not Awarded
  • 2017 University of Southern California, Alpha Delta
  • 2018 University of Alabama, Psi