Chapter Awards

The Offices of the Grand Chapter is now accepting applications for Chapter Annual Awards, Top TEKE Individual and Top TKE Recruiter. The awards process is designed to provide members with a simple, straightforward means of being recognized for their work during the current fiscal year. The preparation and effort you put into the application will communicate how well your group performed this past year.

Applications are due May 15! 

Available Chapter Awards include:

  • Excellence in Recruitment - Results
  • Excellence in Recruitment - Chapter Size
  • Excellence in Involvement - Community Service
  • Excellence in Involvement - Alumni Relations
  • Excellence in Achievement - Academic Success
  • Excellence in Achievement - Education
  • Excellence in Achievement - St. Jude

If your chapter meets the minimum requirements for at least four of the seven Excellence Awards, your chapter will be considered for recognition as a Top TKE Chapter.

Chapters and colonies that do not meet the minimum requirements for an Excellence Award may apply for Honorable Mention. Chapters that make significant improvements in the areas evaluated by the awards program may also be considered for a Most Improved Chapter Award.

To submit your Chapter Awards applications, please complete the Annual Report in the TKE Chapter Module located on the Forms section. By completing the form in full, your group will automatically apply for awards.

Click here to submit your Chapter Awards Application.

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

Click here to submit your Top Teke Application.

Top TKE Recruiter – 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 international distinction.

Click here to submit your Top TKE Recruiter Application.

Excellence Award Criteria


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 initiated a minimum of 10 new members, 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/Philanthropy

  • Chapter organized a minimum of one service project per semester
  • Fundraised $100+ per member average
  • Averaged 20+ hours per member
Honorable Mention in Involvement - Community Service/Philanthropy 
  • 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 average $75+ per member, AND average 15+ hrs per member


Excellence in Involvement - Alumni Engagement
  • Verified Board of Advisors, to include: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer in TKE Chapter Module. Each position should be filled by at least three different people.
  • Verified Chapter Advisor
  • Held three alumni events per academic year with attendance submitted in the Chapter Module
  • Active communication method with Alumni (3 or more newsletters sent during academic year and/or active social media page/group)
Honorable Mention in Involvement - Alumni Engagement
  • 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 or more alumni events with attendance submitted in the Chapter Module, AND active communication with alumni (2 newsletters during academic year, active social media page/group).


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 semester GPA above 2.75


Excellence in Achievement - Education
  • TKE Conference attendance with
  • 10%+ of membership at Province Forum, minimum of 4 attendees
  • 10%+ of membership at RLC, minimum of 4 attendees
  • Representation at Conclave, if applicable
  • At least one chapter member applies for TKE Leadership Academy (Academy application deadline is March 15, apply today)
Honorable Mention in Achievement - Education
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND attendance at all educational conferences available that academic year (Forum, RLC, Conclave) with minimum of 4 total attendees.


Excellence in Achievement - St. Jude 
  • Chapter participated in a minimum of one fundraising project for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Chapter raised over $5,000 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 at least $2,500 for St Jude


Excellence in Achievement - Risk, Health and Safety 
There are two categories: Housed and Non-Housed Chapters.
  • The Chapter has completed 100% eCompliance for all members and candidates.
  • Two advisors have completed the online AVA or One Advisors has attended an in-person AVA Training.
  • The Chapter had no risk-incidents or policy violations during this fiscal year or has completed all outcomes from any risk incidents or policy violations during this fiscal year.
  • The chapter hosted two educational sessions related to health and safety during the fiscal year with greater than 80%-chapter attendance. Qualifying sessions include any Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative program and/or other campus based program focused on reducing risk and promoting health and safety of members and guests.
Honorable Mention in Risk, Health and Safety:
  • The Chapter has completed 100% eCompliance for all members and candidates.
  • Two advisors have completed the online AVA or One Advisors has attended an in-person AVA Training.
  • The Chapter had no risk-incidents or policy violations during this fiscal year or has completed all outcomes from any risk incidents or policy violations during this fiscal year.
  • The chapter hosted an educational sessions related to health and safety during the fiscal year with greater than 80%-chapter attendance. Qualifying sessions include any Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative program and/or other campus based program focused on reducing risk and promoting health and safety of members and guests.
For the Excellence Award and/or Honorable Mention, a Housed Chapter must additionally:
  • The chapter is able to show proper response and compliance with the local fire marshal’s recommendations from the regular facility inspection report.
  • The chapter facility has hard-wired centrally monitored fire and smoke detectors.
  • The chapter conducts semesterly fire drills and at least annually coordinates a presentation with the local fire department.


Top TKE Chapter
Eligibility for a Top TKE Chapter award is as follows:
  • Earn either Excellence in Recruitment - Results OR Excellence in Recruitment - Chapter Size
  • Meet the requirements for at least five of eight Excellence Awards
Top TKE Chapters are selected on an overall evaluation of the chapter which include items such as risk and finance. Meeting the above criteria only makes a chapter eligible for receiving this recognition and does not automatically guarantee winning a Top TKE Chapter award.

Chapters and colonies that don't meet the minimum requirements for an Excellence Award can still apply for an Honorable Mention Award.



Top Teke Individual
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.

100% KRA
er
This award recognizes groups who achieve 100% or higher on their Key Results Area scorecard.