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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Awards, Scholarships and Academic Support

Our fraternity and sorority members achieve amazing results daily — as students in the classroom, as leaders in their chapters and on campus, and in service to others.

Awards

The Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards recognize both chapters and individuals for outstanding accomplishments over the past calendar year. Submitting the Annual Chapter Expectations Program (ACE) puts the chapter in the running for the Chapter of the Year Award. 

Outstanding community members are also recognized in a variety of categories through the Individual Achievement Awards.

Nominations for individual awards will open early November 2019 and be due December 2019.

View past award winners!

Who to Nominate

Someone members look to for exemplifying their chapter's values and principles, as well as the values of the Greek community. The individual should challenge chapter and community members to uphold the same values. The nominee does not need to have held an office.

 

Who to Nominate

Someone with strong personal character who is widely known and highly regarded in the Greek community. Someone who is a positive role model for outstanding and continued service to the Greek community through strong academics, significant campus and community participation. One award will be given to a fraternity man and one will be given to a sorority woman.

 

Who to Nominate

A fraternity or sorority member in their first year of membership who has shown great potential for future leadership through their contributions to their chapter, the Greek community and USC.

 

Who to Nominate

A fraternity or sorority chapter president who served during 2018 and demonstrates chapter leadership, motivational ability, strong character and high ideals. Someone who is a positive role model and who has made their chapter stronger since taking office.

 

Chapter of the Year awards are based off of each chapter’s awards packet submission. These chapters embody the four pillars of Service, Scholarship, Leadership and Friendship within our fraternal community. There is no additional nomination required.

 

Who to Nominate

An outstanding chapter, grad, or faculty advisor who has displayed dedication and hard work toward improving their chapter and the Greek community.

Who to Nominate

A fraternity or sorority House Corporation Board Member who has shown hard work and dedication toward improving their chapter and the Greek community.

Who to Nominate

A fraternity or sorority property manager who has shown dedication and hard work toward improving their chapter and the Greek community.

 

Scholarships

If you are a fraternity or sorority member in good standing, have maintained at least a 3.00 GPA and have met other scholarship-specific criteria, then you may be eligible to apply for one of three scholarships that are exclusive to the Greek community. Scholarship applications are typically opened mid-fall semester.

 

Deadline

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Who is eligible?

Fraternity members must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in good standing with your fraternity and UofSC (not on any probation)
  2. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  3. Minimum 60 credit hours
  4. Must be a returning student for the 2020-2021 academic year
  5. Demonstrated involvement and leadership at UofSC
  6. Demonstrated record of community service
  7. Be of good character
  8. Must show dedication to the ideals in the Carolinian Creed

Deadline

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Who is eligible?

Sorority members must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in good standing with your sorority and UofSC (not on any probation)
  2. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  3. Minimum 60 credit hours
  4. Must be a returning student for the 2020-2021 academic year
  5. Demonstrated involvement and leadership at UofSC
  6. Demonstrated record of community service
  7. Be of good character
  8. Must show dedication to the ideals in the Carolinian Creed

Deadline

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Who is eligible?

Annually the Remembrance Fund awards Silver Nickel scholarships to deserving fraternity men and sorority women.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Be in good standing with your fraternity/sorority and UofSC (not on any probation)
  2. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  3. Must be a returning student for the 2020-2021 academic year
  4. Demonstrated significant contribution to the education of character within their chapter

 

Scholarship Initiatives and Academic Support

Sorority and fraternity members are connected to academic support services in order to enhance their scholastic achievement. Below are some of the academic initiatives Fraternity and Sorority Council as well as the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life have implemented to better support all students in our community, and to recognize students that are academically achieving at a high level.

Open to new members each spring and fall semester. To be eligible for membership, students must:

  • Be a junior or senior

  • Possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Be a member in a USC-recognized fraternity or sorority

  • Have demonstrated leadership capabilities

Help with Courses through the Student Success Center

All Student Success Center course-specific support is free to undergraduate students enrolled at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Course-specific support includes:

  • One-on-One, Drop-In, and Online Peer Tutoring
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • One-on-One and Drop-In Peer Writing & Communications Tutoring

Help with Study Skills & Help with Finances through the Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides University of South Carolina-Columbia undergraduate students with free academic and financial support initiatives designed to help all students be successful in and outside of the classroom. Academic and financial support initiatives include:

  • Success Consultations – one-on-one meetings between trained Success Consultants and students to set goals, explore study and time management strategies, create action plans, and get connected to campus resources
  • Financial Consultations – one-on-one meetings between trained Success Consultants and students to discuss different financial concepts and tools for students to incorporate good financial practices into daily life
  • Academic and Financial Workshops

 

Academic/Scholarship Chair Recommendation Form

What Happens: After submitting a recommendation alert, the student you recommended will be contacted to schedule a Success Consultation/Tutoring Appointment in the SSC to discuss their progress in the course and explore strategies and resources to support their academic success. The SSC also calls students with alerts to encourage them to connect with resources. 

When should I submit an alert?: Any time during the semester, but preferably during the first four to six weeks of class. You can submit an alert on behalf of a student as many times as necessary to let the SSC know of your concern so we may connect them to resources that can help.

Chapter Academic/Scholarship Chairs can submit a recommendation alert through the Student Success Center.

 

Learn more about the Student Success Center online or call 803-777-1000 for more information about academic and financial support initiatives, or to request a workshop for your chapter.


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