Here you will find all of our current award applications and criteria. Please read the description for each award, and then click the link to apply. You may apply for any number of awards. Multiple members of your chapter may also apply for individual awards.
Outstanding Public Relations
This award recognizes the fraternity and sorority who support and promote participation in University events, Greek Life events, and give an overall positive effort in enhancing the Greek image on our campus.
Outstanding Risk Management
This award recognizes the fraternity and sorority who demonstrate concern about risk management issues and shows effort in reducing the risks that its members face.
Outstanding Philanthropic Event
This award is designed to recognize the fraternity and sorority who give their money to benefit different areas of our community and who conduct a successful philanthropy event
Outstanding Community Service Event
This award is designed to recognize the fraternity and sorority who gave of their time and hosted an outstanding non-fundraising community service event.
Living the Ritual Award
This award recognizes the fraternity and sorority who have incorporated their chapter’s ritual into their daily lives, focused on the core values of their chapter, and have on-going ritual education with its membership.
Society of 1910 Award
The Society of 1910 Award will be given annually to one chapter from each council. Recipients of this prestigious honor are selected by their peers for promoting the livelihood of the Greek system and for constantly demonstrating a positive attitude that is beneficial to all chapters.
The Society of 1910 recognizes that efforts to better our University exist in every student organization. Fraternities and Sororities are no exception; in fact, they are often the model from which our best leaders seek to better themselves.
From community service outreach programs, to recruitment and retention of USM students, the lifelong friendships they provide and the boundless success and contributions of their Alumni; Greek organizations are an invaluable piece of the Southern Miss experience.
As a reward for the hard work and dedication of these Greek organizations, the Society of 1910 will send each recipient $100, to be used for their summer recruitment activities.
EQV, The Society of 1910
Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas Scholarship Award
This award is given to the fraternity and sorority with the highest calendar year chapter cumulative grade point average. It is calculated by the Office of Greek Life. The award is named in honor of President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas. Dr. Lucas is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and served as the University's 7th president.
Order of Omega, Beta Chapter Most Improved GPA Award
This award is given to the single chapter with the highest improvement in chapter overall GPA from one fall to the next. It is calculated by the Office of Greek Life. The award is named in honor of our Order of Omega chapter, the Beta chapter.
Outstanding Community Servant
The award is designed to recognize one fraternity or sorority member who has excelled individually in service to the community.
Outstanding New Member
This award is designed to recognize an outstanding new member in each council.
Outstanding Chapter Advisor
This award recognizes the fraternity and sorority chapter advisor who has made outstanding contributions to the local undergraduate chapter and/or to the campus as a whole.
Greek Alumni Hall of Fame
The Greek Alumni Hall of Fame is the highest honor Greek Life can bestow on one of our alumni or friends. At minimum, an alumn(a/us) must have graduated five years before they can be considered. Typically, seven people are inducted each year (two per council affiliation and one "people's choice"). The merits of a person's contribution while at USM, in addition to their recommendation letter and community involvement are all taken into account.
Dr. Tom Shoemaker Outstanding Chapter President
This award recognizes one CPC, IFC, and NPHC president who has shown outstanding leadership, communication, service to his/her own chapter and to the Greek, campus, and local communities. It is named in honor of Dr. Tom Shoemaker, who served as Dean of Students and Director of Greek Life until he was tragically killed while assisting a motorist in need.
M.C. Hamilton, Jr. Greek Man of the Year
This award recognizes one fraternity member for outstanding leadership, service, and overall contributions to the Greek community during his undergraduate years. It is named in honor of Mr. M. C. Hamilton, Jr. Mr. Hamilton was a proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon while at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mary Margaret Andrews Hamilton Greek Woman of the Year
This award recognizes one sorority member for outstanding leadership, service, and overall contributions to the Greek community during her undergraduate years. It is named in honor of Mrs. Mary Margaret Andrews Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton was a proud member of while at the University of Southern Mississippi.