Garnet and Gold Award of Academic Excellence

Any chapter, provisional chapter, or owl club which has achieved a chapter GPA of 3.0, or greater, in each semester for the prior year, or a GPA in excess of the all-men's average (or all-campus average, as appropriate) for their respective schools, may be given an award of academic excellence. This award was created by the 152^{nd} Convention in 1995, renamed by the 154^{th} Convention 1997 and modified by the 161^{st} Convention in 2004.

Awarded at the 169^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi, Pi, Tau, Gamma Tau, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 168^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi, Pi, Chi, Gamma Tau, Lambda Sigma, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 167^{th}Convention

Phi, Tau, Gamma Tau, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 166^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi, Chi, Omicron, Theta Theta, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota, Lambda Sigma, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 165^{th}Convention

Zeta, Xi, Phi, Pi, Theta Theta, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota, Lambda Sigma, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 164^{th}Convention

Zeta, Xi, Phi, Epsilon Iota, Lambda Sigma, Sigma Phi provisional chapter

Awarded at the 163^{rd}Convention

Zeta, Phi, Pi, Theta Theta, Lambda Sigma and St. Francis Colony

Awarded at the 162^{nd}Convention

Zeta, Phi, Pi, Chi, Eta, Tau, Theta Theta, Zeta Zeta, Chi Delta, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 161^{st}Convention

Phi, Beta Beta, Eta, Tau, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota, Lambda Sigma, Alpha Omicron

Awarded at the 160^{th}Convention

Zeta, Upsilon, Phi, Theta Theta, Gamma Tau, Epsilon Iota, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 159^{th} Convention:

Zeta, Phi, Tau, Epsilon Iota

Awarded at the 158^{th} Convention:

Upsilon, Phi, Tau, Epsilon Iota, Beta Kappa, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 157^{th} Convention:

Zeta, Upsilon, Epsilon Iota, Chi Delta, Beta Kappa, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 156^{th} Convention:

Upsilon, Epsilon Iota, Beta Kappa, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 155^{th} Convention:

Upsilon, Omega, Chi, Epsilon Nu, Beta Kappa, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 154^{th} Convention:

Zeta, Upsilon, Tau, Chi Delta, Phi Beta, Beta Kappa, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 153^{rd} Convention:

Eta, Epsilon Omega, Epsilon Iota, Beta Kappa

Owl Award for Exceptional Academic Performance

Any chapter, provisional chapter, or owl club, which demonstrates a truly significant academic achievement, may be given an award for exceptional academic performance based on the following criteria:

a) Rank on campus in relation to other fraternities;

b) The magnitude by which a chapter's GPA exceeds the all-men's GPA on their campus;

c) The increase in GPA from fall to spring semester or from last year to this year;

d) The GPA itself; and

e) Such other criteria as may from time-to-time are deemed to be significant.

This award was created by the 152^{nd} Convention in 1995 and renamed by the 154^{th} Convention in 1997.

Awarded at the 169^{th}Convention

Zeta, Pi, Tau

Awarded at the 168^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi, Pi, Chi, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 167^{th}Convention

Phi, Gamma Tau, Sigma Phi

Awarded at the 166^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi

Awarded at the 165^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi

Awarded at the 164^{th}Convention

Zeta, Phi and Sigma Phi provisional chapter

Awarded at the 163^{rd} Convention:

Zeta and Theta Theta

Awarded at the 162^{nd} Convention:

Eta, Chi Delta

Awarded at the 161^{st} Convention:

Eta, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota, Alpha Omicron

Awarded at the 160^{th} Convention:

Epsilon Iota

Awarded at the 159^{th} Convention:

Theta Theta

Awarded at the 158^{th} Convention:

Omicron, Beta Kappa

Awarded at the 157^{th} Convention:

Beta Kappa

Awarded at the 156^{th} Convention:

Upsilon, Beta Kappa, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 155^{th} Convention:

Beta Kappa

Awarded at the 154^{th} Convention:

Chi Delta, Beta Kappa

Awarded at the 153^{rd} Convention:

Epsilon Iota, Beta Kappa

Clasped Hand Award for Outstanding Philanthropy and Service

This award is presented to chapters that have devoted significant time and effort to philanthropic efforts and community service. This award was created by the 160th Convention in 2003.

Awarded at the 169^{th}Convention

Zeta, Chi, Tau, Omicron, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 168^{th}Convention

Chi, Eta, Omicron, Epsilon Nu, Lambda Sigma, Phi Delta, Delta Nu

Awarded at the 167^{th}Convention

Xi, Pi, Chi, Eta, Tau, Omicron, Epsilon Nu, Chi Delta, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma, Delta Nu

Awarded at the 166^{th}Convention

Xi, Omicron, Zeta, Eta, Beta Beta, Phi, Pi, Sigma Phi, Delta Nu, Phi Delta

Awarded at the 165^{th}Convention

Xi, Psi, Iota, Upsilon, Pi, Beta Beta

Awarded at the 164^{th}Convention

Zeta, Xi, Tau, Chi, Beta Beta, Omicron, Epsilon Nu, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma, and Sigma Phi provisional chapter

Awarded at the 163^{rd} Convention:

Xi, Phi, Chi, Beta Beta, Eta, Theta Theta, Epsilon Iota, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma and St. Francis Colony

Awarded at the 162 ^{nd} Convention:

Gamma, Zeta, Iota, Eta, Tau, Phi Delta and Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 161st Convention:

Psi, Beta Beta, Eta, Tau, Omicron, Gamma Tau, Lambda Sigma

Diamond Award for Exceptional Chapters

This award recognizes chapters that distinguish themselves by exceeding the Psi Upsilon Fraternity chapter standards. During visits to the chapters the staff assesses each chapter on its adherence to the standards and other subjective criteria, and then makes a recommendation to the Convention. More than one chapter can receive this award in any year and the Convention has the discretion to grant honorable mention to chapters which are nominated but do not receive the award. Delegates from the nominated chapters may be asked to make a brief presentation to the Committee or Convention.

Awarded at the 169^{th}Convention

Xi, Tau

Awarded at the 168^{th}Convention

Xi, Tau, Chi, Chi Delta

Awarded at the 167^{th}Convention

Zeta, Xi

Awarded at the 166^{th}Convention

Zeta, Xi

Awarded at the 165^{th}Convention

Xi, Beta Beta

Awarded at the 164^{th}Convention

Xi, Tau

Awarded at the 163^{nd} Convention:

Theta Theta

Awarded at the 162^{rd} Convention:

Chi

Awarded at the 159^{th} Convention:

Chi

Awarded at the 156^{th} Convention:

Epsilon Iota, Beta Kappa

Awarded at the 155^{th} Convention:

Chi, Epsilon Iota, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 154^{th} Convention:

Chi

Award of Distinction

The Award of Distinction was established by the 142nd Convention in 1985 to recognize Psi Upsilon chapters when they perform in an extraordinary manner. The award may be given annually to one or more chapters for any project, service, program, activity, or accomplishment performed during the year, which merits special recognition. Nominations, which may be made by undergraduates, alumni, Executive Council member, or Fraternity staff members, should be forwarded to the International Office by June 1st and include full details on the project, service, program, activity, or accomplishment for which the chapter is being considered. The Convention shall determine which chapters, if any, should receive the Award of Distinction.

Awarded at the 169^{th}Convention

Eta, Epsilon Nu, Lambda Sigma

Awarded at the 168^{th}Convention

Theta Theta, Eta, Omicron, Chi Delta, Gamma Tau

Awarded at the 167^{th}Convention

Xi, Pi, Chi, Eta, Tau, Omicron, Epsilon Nu, Phi Delta, Phi Nu

Awarded at the 166^{th}Convention

Eta (hosted a band benefit party to aid the Alpha Omicron chapter which suffered a fire at their chapter house)

Awarded at the 165^{th}Convention

Chi Delta

Awarded at the 164^{th}Convention

Xi, Pi, Beta Beta, Tau, Omicron, Theta Theta, and Epsilon Iota

Awarded at the 163^{rd} Convention:

Alpha Omicron

(demonstrated true spirit of Psi Upsilon through the Phoenix Awards Banquet)

Zeta

(development of the Robert and Evelyn Kaiser Fund which provides text books for brothers)

Awarded at the 162^{nd} Convention:

Zeta Zeta

(restoring chapter vitality over the past year)

Alpha Omicron

(demontrating unparalled commitment to its fellow chapters of Psi Upsilon)

Awarded at the 161^{st} Convention:

Epsilon Nu

(for revitalizing the chapter after a particularly difficult period)

Awarded at the 158^{th} Convention:

Omicron

(for exemplifying the very essence of fraternal bonds, performing in an extraordinary manner following the loss of their brother, Salvatore "Sam" Leo Biardo III, Class of 2004)

Awarded at the 157^{th} Convention:

Zeta

(for leadership, maturity, intelligence and heartfelt passion for fraternity during a turbulent, difficult, and extremely critical time)

Awarded at the 156^{th} Convention:

Omega

(for creating a forum of debate and discussion in its campus and community)

Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The 155^{th} Psi Upsilon Convention created the Distinguished Alumni Service Award to recognize those alumni whose service have brought honor to our fraternity. The following resolution created the award:

WHEREAS: The Psi Upsilon alumni have contributed to this fraternity with great generosity and selflessness; and

WHEREAS:The delegates of the 155^{th} Convention would like to recognize alumni for their invaluable contributions, therefore be it

RESOLVED:That a Distinguished Alumni Service Award be created; and be it further

RESOLVED:That candidates will be considered for this award based on

a) a letter of recommendation written by a brother and reviewed by the Awards Committee, which explains the nominee's service to the Fraternity, his chapter, his community and the great nations of the United States and Canada, and

b) The candidate's fidelity and adherence to the values of Psi Upsilon as set forth in Article I, section 3 as well as the preamble of the Constitution of Psi Upsilon Fraternity.

Awarded at the 169^{th}Convention

James Killough, III, Xi '57

Awarded at the 167^{th}Convention

John E. Becker, Psi '61

Bradley R. Corner, Omicron '72

Dean C. Marinakis, Omicron '90

David P. Komie, Omicron '92

Awarded at the 166^{th}Convention

Barry Gough, Zeta Zeta ’62

Awarded at the 165^{th}Convention

Charles A. Werner, Omega ’55

Awarded at the 163^{rd} Convention:

Dr. Samuel Fager, Tau '81H

Awarded at the 162^{nd} Convention:

Eldred A. Halsey, Delta '58

Joseph A. Miller, Omicron '57

Awarded at the 161^{st} Convention:

Arthur H. Bowman, Xi '31

David H. Brogan, Epsilon Nu '56

David A. B. Brown, Epsilon Phi '66

Awarded at the 159^{th} Convention:

Robert L. Kaiser, Zeta '39

Evelyn M. Kaiser, Zeta '85H

Awarded at the 158^{th} Convention:

Robert H. Philip, Theta Theta '71