Award Descriptions & Past Recipients

**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 173**^{rd} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Omicron, Lambda Sigma, Delta Nu

**Awarded at the 172**^{nd} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Tau, Chi Delta, Lambda Sigma

**Awarded at the 171**^{st} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Chi, Tau, Theta Theta, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota

**Awarded at the 170**^{th} Convention

Chi, Tau, Omicron, Gamma Tau, Chi Delta, Epsilon Iota, Delta Nu

**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 173**^{r}^{d} Convention

Zeta, Omicron, Lambda Sigma

**Awarded at the 172**^{nd} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Omicron, Chi Delta

**Awarded at the 171**^{st} Convention

Zeta, Theta Theta, Rho

**Awarded at the 170**^{th} Convention

Omega, Epsilon Iota

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 173**^{r}^{d} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Tau, Theta Theta, Epsilon Nu, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma, Alpha Omicron

**Awarded at the 172**^{nd} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Tau, Theta Theta, Epsilon Nu, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma, Alpha Omicron

**Awarded at the 171**^{st} Convention

Zeta, Epsilon Nu, Phi Delta, Lambda Sigma

**Awarded at the 170**^{th} Convention

Zeta, Eta, Tau, Theta Theta, Phi Delta, Alpha Omicron, Delta Nu

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 161**^{st} 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 173**^{r}^{d} Convention

Lambda Sigma

**Awarded at the 172**^{nd} Convention

Pi

**Awarded at the 171**^{st} Convention

Zeta, Tau

**Awarded at the 170**^{th} Convention

Zeta

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 173**^{r}^{d} Convention

Pi, Lambda Sigma

**Awarded at the 172**^{nd} Convention

Zeta, Pi, Theta Theta, Epsilon Nu, Lambda Sigma

** ****Awarded at the 171**^{st} Convention

Epsilon Nu, Lambda Sigma

**Awarded at the 170**^{th} Convention

Zeta, Xi, Tau

**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

*(demonstrating unparalleled 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 171**^{st} Convention

Richard Rasmussen, Upsilon ‘72

Philip Timon, Tau 86

**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