New Criteria for 2017 Chapter Excellence Awards

New Criteria for 2017 Chapter Excellence Awards
INDIANAPOLIS - The Offices of the Grand Chapter have updated the criteria for the Chapter Excellence Awards, Top Teke Individual, and Top Teke Recruiter. Added to this year's Chapter Excellence Awards criteria is a St. Jude category.

The seven Chapter Excellence Awards and Honorable Mention criteria are as follows: 

Excellence in Recruitment - Results
  • Minimum of 20 initiates
  • 80% conversion rate 
  • All fees paid to the Offices of the Grand Chapter 
Honorable Mention in Recruitment - Results 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has had a growth year in initiates, AND all membership fees are paid to OGC

Excellence in Recruitment - Chapter Size
 
  • Top three on campus or top 10% in TKE Nation
  • Minimum of 40 member chapter
Honorable Mention in Recruitment - Chapter Size 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has had a growth year in chapter size, AND has chapter size of at minimum 35 members

Excellence in Involvement - Community Service
 
  • Chapter organized a minimum of one service project per semester
  • $100+ per member
  • Averaged 20+ hours per member
Honorable Mention in Involvement - Community Service 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, BUT holds a minimum of one service project in academic year, AND $75+ per member, AND 15+ hrs per member

Excellence in Involvement - Alumni Relations
  • Verified Board of Advisors and Chapter Advisor 
  • Held three alumni events per academic year
  • Sent a minimum of one quarterly newsletter of academic year
Honorable Mention in Involvement - Alumni Relations
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has an updated Chapter Advisor and BOA Chairman, AND 2+ alumni events, AND quarterly alumni updates

Excellence in Achievement - Academic Success
  • GPA must be at or above the All-Men's GPA on campus
  • Semester GPA must be above 3.00, it can be previous fall semester if spring GPA has not been released
Honorable Mention in Achievement - Academic Success
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has a GPA above 2.75

Excellence in Achievement - Education
  • TKE Conference attendance with 25%+ at Province Forum
  • 10% at RLC, and representation at Conclave if applicable
Honorable Mention in Achievement - Education
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND more than 75% involvement, AND attendance at all educational conferences available that academic year (Forum, RLC, Conclave)

Excellence in Achievement - St. Jude 
  • Chapter participated in a minimum of one fundraising project for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Chapter raised over $2,500 as reported by St. Jude toward TKE's commitment
Honorable Mention in Achievement - St. Jude 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND participated in chapter or St Jude sponsored fundraising event, AND raised $50 per member or more for St Jude

If your chapter meets four of the minimum requirements of the seven Excellence Awards, your chapter will be eligible for recognition as a Top TKE Chapter. Chapters and colonies that don't meet the minimum requirements for an Excellence Award can still apply for an Honorable Mention Award.

In addition to the seven Chapter Excellence awards, there are two top individual awards available.

Top Teke - This award is presented to a senior or graduate student for outstanding performance as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The application must include an official copy of transcripts, resume, and a high quality head-and-shoulders photograph for publication in THE TEKE magazine. 

Top Teke Recruit
er - This award is presented to an active collegiate member of a chapter that has achieved extraordinary recruitment results. The nominee does not need to have been recruitment chair during the current fiscal year. The application must highlight how this individual's membership recruitment skills are worthy of distinction amongst TKE Nation.

Applications for all of these Awards will be open in April and are due on May 15.

For more information, please contact:

Corey Krupa

317-872-6533 ext. 252
ckrupa@tke.org

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