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Council Awards

The AFLV Awards & Assessment program is designed specifically to assist councils in achieving the highest level of excellence possible in programming and council management. The documents outline actions and policies of an ideal council.

 

The process of preparing an award application in and of itself will assist the council in evaluating its programs and services. The submission of an application gives the council an opportunity to have its programs evaluated by outside experts who will provide written and verbal feedback. For online applications and tips, click here.

 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible your council must have paid your annual membership subscription fee; no exceptions. Councils that have not paid membership dues as of the awards deadline will not be eligible to receive awards.

 

Councils must send at least one delegate to one regional conference. Any council that submits an application but does not send at least one delegate to one of the two regional conferences must pay an application fee of $25 per category. Please submit payment with your application.

 

Award Levels

Each year at the regional conferences, we recognize outstanding Greek, Interfraternity, Multicultural, National Pan-Hellenic, and Panhellenic Councils with the presentation of awards.

 

All AFLV member councils are encouraged to apply for awards in one or more programming categories and for the Overall Excellence Awards. The process of preparing an award application in and of itself will assist the council in evaluating its programs and services. The submission of an application gives the council an opportunity to have its programs evaluated by outside experts who will provide written and verbal feedback.

 

Awards may be present on two levels.

 

Category Awards (Programming Excellence Awards)

Programming Excellence Awards are presented to councils whose application in a programming category indicates outstanding achievement. A council may submit applications for one, several or all PEA categories within its division. Awards will be presented to all councils that qualify in each programming category.

 

The eight (8) categories are: Academic Achievement, Council Management, Leadership & Educational Development, Membership Recruitment, Philanthropy & Community Service, Public Relations, Risk Reduction & Management, Self-Governance & Judicial Affairs.

 

Overall Excellence Awards

There is one Overall Excellence Award for each Awards & Assessment Division. Councils wishing to qualify for the Overall Excellence Award in their division must submit applications for all available PEA categories. The council with the highest overall percentage of achievement across all categories will receive the Overall Excellence Award.

 

Note that if no councils in a division are eligible (i.e. do not submit applications for all available categories) or the highest overall percentage of achievement is too low (e.g. 60% or less), and Overall Excellence Award may not be given.

  

Deadline & Submission Instructions

Do you want to be awarded for your council's excellence? There are two ways to apply! AFLV is excited to offer online applications for the 2018 awards and assessment program. However, if you are used to the old pen and paper style, you may still apply in this manner. BUT! In 2019, we are going strictly digital. Say goodbye to bulky binders! 

 

Online applications must be submitted by December 1, and all paper applications must by postmarked by December 1. The package must be postmarked as:

 

AFLV Awards and Assessment

C/O J. Chris Hager

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd, Suite 370

Indianapolis, IN 46202

 

Online tips

We're excited to have you try the new online application process! To access our online system go here. We’ve put together some helpful tips for all our applicants.

  • Read! Read the instructions, FAQ’s, and questions carefully. Seems obvious right? Don’t assume you know what a question is asking or how to use the online system. Read, read, read!
  • Be clear. Remember, our judges have never been to your campus. Highlight pieces in your documentation and provide direct links to where judges can find things. You want to make their job as easy as possible.
  • It is ok not to be perfect. There is no perfect council! You may realize that you do not have answers for every question. That is ok! This process is not only about awards, but also assessment. The most valuable thing you can bring home are tips to improve your community. So answer honestly and look forward to hearing back from the judges.
  • Plan ahead. All applications (online and paper binders) are due Friday, Dec. 1. Chances are you will be heading off campus for Thanksgiving break or busy with exams in the coming weeks, so start working on your applications early!
  • Ask for help! Unsure about a question? Something wrong with an online form? Email Claire Dixon, Coordinator of Student Programs, for help! Also, we encourage your advisors to support you in this process. They are there to be a resource.
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