Arête Awards

Greek Awards are held every Spring semester to recognize accomplishment over the last year. Order of Omega Honour Society coordinates and oversee the awards.

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Arête Award Winners!


Women’s Panhellenic Association Awards Spring 2017 Scholarship Winners

Eleanor Knowles from Kappa Delta,
Kayla Buttafuoco from Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Becca Andersen from Kappa Delta,
Marisa Parnes from Alpha,
Julia Veitinger from Delta Gamma,
MaeMae Huang from Delta Gamma,
Vidushri Mehrotra from Alpha Phi and
Neema Kamala from Gamma Phi Beta.
Anurima Sharma from Kappa Delta,
Danielle Ziegelheim from AEPhi,
Jodi Backalar from AEPhi,
Allison Portelance from Delta Gamma.

Chapter Scholarship Cups

Kappa Delta
Alpha Delta Phi & Beta Theta Pi

Order of Omega Individual Awards
Excellence in Chapter Leadership

Puji Anur: Alpha Phi
Eric Blohm: Zeta Beta Tau
Ryan Brandt: Alpha Omicron Pi
Becca Brody: Chi Omega
Jonathan Chien: Sigma Phi Epsilon
Alyse Gellis: Delta Gamma
Adam Glassl: Sigma Nu
Josh Hollman: Alpha Epsilon Pi
Madison Kasoff: Alpha Omicron Pi
Sierra Kindig: Kappa Delta
Payton Lang: Gamma Phi Beta
Eric Magliarditi: Sigma Nu
Sepora Makabeh: Kappa Kappa Gamma
Zack Miller: Sigma Chi
Carter Patterson: Theta Xi
Heather Shams: Pi Beta Phi
Nate Stanfield: Beta Theta Pi
Rylie Walter: Gamma Phi Beta
Sam Weien: Tau Kappa Epsilon
Rachel Weiss: Alpha Epsilon Phi

Greek Award of Distinction

Izzy Carbone
Sam Flaster
Michael Gjelsten
Jacob Helfrich
Nikki Izakoff
Brooke Layendecker
Bob Liu
Grace Portelance
Andrew Ward
Daisy Wang
Jacob Weiss

Lasting Legacy Awards

Puji Anur & Sam Flaster- LIVE Greek
China Anderson- WUNPHC
Jackie Feldman- Lambda Q
Michael Kaushansky- Defeating Depression

Order of Omega Chapter Awards

SAE – Chapter Philanthropy of the Year
Chi Omega – Excellence in Member Education
Kappa Delta – Excellence in Campus Involvement

Fraternity House Awards

Tau Kappa Epsilon – Golden Broom Award
Alpha Epsilon Pi – Silver Dustpan Award
Phi Delta Theta – Silver Dustpan Award

2015 Greek Award Winners

President of the Year
This award is given to a man and woman who served as president of his/her chapter during 2014-2015 academic year. These members have shown courage, passion, fairness, and all the qualities of Arete in their term as chapter president.

  • Male President of the Year – Teddy Sims (Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
  • Female President of the Year – Elizabeth Cahn (Alpha Epsilon Phi)

New Member of the Year
This award is given to a man and woman who has become part of Greek life during the 2014-2015 academic year and has proven to be an outstanding member in our community. These individuals not only excel within their own chapters but in the classroom as well, promoting a positive image of Greek life on campus and showing great potential as a future Greek leader.

  • Male New Member of the Year – Varun Patel (Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
  • Female New Member of the Year – Jackie Kumble (Alpha Phi)

Greek Leader of the Year
This award is given to a man and women who has contributed to the betterment of his/her chapter, upheld the ideals of Arete, and gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve the Greek community as a whole during the 2014-2015 academic year. (freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible for this award)

  • Male Greek Leader of the Year – Julian Clarke (Beta Theta Pi)
  • Female Greek Leader of the Year – Melissa Tucker (Alpha Phi)

Grade Cups
(highest combined chapter GPA for Fall and Spring 2014)

  • Women – Alpha Phi (3.62)
  • Men – Beta Theta Pi (3.47)


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