2014 IFC Awards Nomination / by Robert Binkowski

Apply for the IFC Awards to be announced at the IFC Awards Dinner, to be held Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm at Lobdell Dining Room, Student Center.

Application deadline will be April 11th at 11:59pm. 
To apply for an award, please submit a PDF to ifc-exec@mit.edu with the following information: your name, fraternity nominated for award and reasons for the nomination. The more detail that you can provide, the better, but please limit your responses to 1500 words.

The following awards will be presented this year:

  • Chapter of the Year
  • Stephen D. Immerman
  • Most Improved Chapter
  • Best New Member Program
  • Best Scholarship Program
  • Best Risk Management Program

Best of luck with applications, and please contact us if there are any questions. The following are descriptions and requirements for each award: 

Chapter of the Year
The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes the chapter that lives by the ideals and values of the Greek community. Criteria for this award include innovative programming, organizational efficiency, strong brotherhood bonds and interfraternal relations, good standing on campus, and strong contributions to both the MIT and Greater Boston communities. Please use reference materials such as alumni newsletters, pictures of events, activity descriptions, or outline of committees or judicial boards where appropriate to demonstrate excellence in these areas. 

Stephen D. Immerman Most Improved Chapter
The Most Improved Chapter Award recognizes the chapter that has shown the most improvement in all aspects of fraternity life. Examples may include the same set of criteria outlined in the Chapter of the Year award. Please include descriptions of the previous and current state of your chapter along with the measures enacted to bring about change. Use statistics, testimonies, and/or reference materials where appropriate to help demonstrate overall chapter improvement. 

Best New Member Program
The Best New Member Program Award recognizes the chapter that best integrates new members to their fraternity, campus, and community. Nominations should include a description of the new member program and how these events or policies contribute to a new member's growth. 

Best Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program Award recognizes the chapter that exemplifies superior skill in improving the academic standing of members. The focus of this award is not on overall GPA, but rather on what programs, events, and activities a fraternity hosts to foster a strong academic environment. Nominations should include a description of the scholarship program and how these events or policies contribute to academic achievement. 

Best Risk Management
The Best Risk Management Award recognizes the chapter that is most acutely aware of the risks presented by living in a college setting and implements appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the safety of its members, guests and property. Nominations should include a copy of the chapter's most recent risk management policy and their national risk management policy (if applicable). Please include descriptions of any incidents during the past year and how these affected the chapter's risk management plans.