Awards

The Greek Excellence Awards were founded Gamma Sigma Alpha in 2006 to provide an opportunity to recognize the achievement and excellence of the outstanding leaders and supporters of the Greek community.

The Greek Excellence Awards are held each year as the closing event of Greek Week. During the Greek Excellence Awards each year, presenters will announce awards earned by deserving students, chapters and mentors of the Drury Greek community and review highlights of Greek Life accomplishments. These items include chapter member academic achievements, retention and recruitment statistics reviews and community service hours completed and money raised. These special presentations continue to provide positive information to the campus and community about the successes of Drury Greek Life.


Greek Innovation Award

Nominees of this award consistently worked to creatively improve the quality of Greek Life at Drury University through fresh, relevant ideas and distinctive accomplishments.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: This award may be given to a Greek chapter, Greek Student, Greek Alumni or Drury Employee. Chapter members are allowed to nominate their own chapter, but must provide specific and reasonable documentation for the nomination to be considered. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recipient Information: A small number of nominees will be recognized for their accomplishments in this category. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from all Greek student nomination forms are the top nominees for this award. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from the GEA Award Selection Committee are named as the award recipient.

Faculty of the Year Award

Nominees of this award are positive supporters and contributors to individual members, chapters and the entire Greek community.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: Current Faculty Member (Teacher) of Drury University. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recognition Information: Nominees receiving two or more nominations are eligible for recognition. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from all Greek student nomination forms are named as the award recipient.

Staff of the Year Award

Nominees of this award are positive supporters and contributors to individual members, chapters and the entire Greek community.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: Current Staff Member (non-Teacher) of Drury University. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recognition Information: Nominees receiving two or more nominations are eligible for recognition. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from all Greek student nomination forms are named as the award recipient.

Distinguished Service Award

Nominees of this award have gone above and beyond to significantly contribute to improving the quality of life at Drury University.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: This award may be given to a Greek chapter, student organization, Drury Employee, Drury Greek Student, Drury Student, or a Community Member (anyone that has contributed to improving Drury University) Chapter members are not allowed to nominate their own chapter.
  • Recognition Information: Nominees receiving two or more nominations are eligible for recognition. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from all Greek student nomination forms are named as the award recipient.

Living Your Values Award

Nominees of this award are Greek chapters that have gone above and beyond to regularly embody their values.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: This award may be given to any Greek chapter or Greek Student in good standing with Drury University. Chapter members are not allowed to nominate their own chapter. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recognition Information: Nominees receiving two or more nominations are eligible for recognition. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from all Greek student nomination forms are named as the award recipient.

Outstanding Member Award

Nominees of this award are positive role models for individual members, the chapter and the entire Greek community.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: In good standing with the chapter and an initiated member of the chapter. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recognition Information: Two nominees from each chapter are eligible for recognition. One Fraternity and one Sorority recipient will be selected each year. In the event of a tie, two individuals will be recipients of the award that year. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from the GEA Award Selection Committee are named as the award recipient.

Outstanding Alumni Award

Nominees of this award are positive role models for individual members, the chapter and the entire Greek community.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: A graduate of the chapter that is in good standing with the chapter. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recognition Information: One award recipient will be selected from every active chapter at Drury University.Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from the chapter are named as the award recipient.

Outstanding New Member Award

Nominees of this award are positive role models for individual members, the chapter and the entire Greek community.

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria: In good standing with the chapter and pledged to the chapter during the required time period. All Greek Excellence Awards nominees receive a special certificate recognizing their contributions and involvement with the Drury Greek community.
  • Recognition Information: Two nominees from each chapter are eligible for recognition. One Fraternity and one Sorority recipient will be selected each year. In the event of a tie, two individuals will be recipients of the award that year. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes from the GEA Award Selection Committee are named as the award recipient.

Stand Up, Stant Out! Woman of the Year

The Stand Up, Stand Out! Woman is someone who embodies a positive example for all of her sisters. This woman works tirelessly to improve the image of herself, her chapter and her community. She has overcome adversity in her life, used it to build her character and embraced the potential of her future. This woman does what's right and holds others accountable to being their best selves. Stand Up, Stand Out! Embraces the positive influence of this woman on those around her and honors her by recognizing her strength, beauty and accomplishment.