PANHELLENIC AWARDS

The women who belong to the sororities at the University of Toronto, are the best on campus, and we want to celebrate that! The thirteen awards presented by the Panhellenic Council are an exciting way to recognize the outstanding achievements of chapters and members. 

Each chapter has the task of nominating someone for each award. Once the nominations are collected, they are reviewed and voted on by the Panhellenic Delegates of each chapter during a Panhellenic Council meeting. 

ALUMNA
APPRECIATION

This award is given to any alumna that has stood out for doing an exceptional job in the past year. This is an opportunity to recognize an alumna who has gone above and beyond in making continuing contributions to collegiate sorority/fraternity experience.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Orina Bertucci (Pi Beta Phi)

2020 - Alice Lazaro (Alpha Omicron Pi) 

2018 - Karen Davidson (Alpha Gamma Delta)

2017 - Paula Martins (Alpha Gamma Delta)

ALUMNA
Appreciation
MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER

This award is given to the chapter that has shown the most improvement in multiple areas. This may include improvements in membership recruitment and retention, scholarship, attendance, programming and philanthropy; and, recognition of the methods by which they have made the recent improvements.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Alpha Gamma Delta

2020 - Alpha Phi

2018 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

2017 - Pi Beta Phi

MOST
Improved 
Chapter
MOST INNOVATIVE
(ONE-TIME) PROGRAMMING

This award is given to the chapter who held the most innovative event in the past year. This award recognizes a chapter’s efforts for educational and/ or fun member development achieved in an effective manner.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Alpha Phi

2020 - Alpha Omicron Pi

2018 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

2017 - Alpha Phi

MOST
Innovative
Programming
MOST OUTSTANDING CHAPTER

This award is given to the chapter that has excelled in multiple areas. This may include membership recruitment and retention, member development, scholarship, attendance, programming and philanthropy, and innovative methods by which the chapter has excelled.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

2020 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

2018 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

2017 - Gamma Phi Beta

MOST
Outstanding Chapter
OUTSTANDING CONTINUOUS OPEN RECRUITMENT

This award is given to the chapter that excels in continuous open recruitment. This chapter has achieved notable success in C.O.R., followed with retention, and has welcomed and included new members into the chapter.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Alpha Pi

2020 - Delta Delta Delta

2018 - Delta Delta Delta

2017 - Alpha Omicron Pi

OUTSTANDING
Continuous 
Open Recruitment
OUTSTANDING NEW MEMBER PROGRAMMING

This award is given to the chapter, which has been exceptional in its new member programming. This chapter has a new member program which welcomes, includes, and develops new members in the ideals which Panhellenic women strive to represent. 

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Gamma Phi Beta

2020 - Pi Beta Phi

2018 - Delta Delta Delta

2017 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

OUTSTANDING
New Member Programming
OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPY

This award is given to the chapter that has shown the most dedication towards philanthropy. Including, but not limited to monetary achievements, how the chapter has participated in innovative and action-based philanthropic endeavors, and how they have stood out in community service.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Gamma Phi Beta

2020 - Alpha Gamma Delta

2018 - Gamma Phi Beta

2017 - Alpha Gamma Delta

OUTSTANDING
Philanthropy
OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT

This award is given to one of the chapter presidents for the year of 2018. This woman may be recognized for her leadership within her chapter, and contributions in her chapter and in the community during her time as president.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 -  Jessica Meszaros (Kappa Kappa Gamma)

2020 - Alexandra Rose Henry (Gamma Phi Beta)

2018 - Emilie Jones (Kappa Kappa Gamma)

2017 - Giuliana Sframeli (Delta Delta Delta)

OUTSTANDING
President
OUTSTANDING RECRUITMENT

This award is given to the chapter which demonstrated the most success during Partially Structured Recruitment and in member retention.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Alpha Phi

2020 - Gamma Phi Beta

2018 - Delta Delta Delta

2017 - Delta Delta Delta

OUTSTANDING
Recruitment
OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given to the chapter with an exceptional GPA and outstanding academic programming.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Alpha Gamma Delta

2020 -  Alpha Phi

2018 -  Alpha Gamma Delta

2017 -  Alpha Gamma Delta

OUTSTANDING
Scholarship
PANHELLENIC COUNCIL OFFICER OF THE YEAR

This award is given to a member of the Panhellenic Council who has stood out serving as an officer in the past year.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Muskan Seth 

2020 - Jessica Meszaros (Kappa Kappa Gamma)

2018 - Mieka Saunders (Delta Delta Delta)

2017 - Sarah Fernandez (Kappa Kappa Gamma)

PANHELLENIC
Officer of the Year
PANHELLENIC SPIRIT

This award is given to the chapter that has shown that they best embody the ideals of the National Panhellenic Conference. Beyond the delegate, the chapter as a whole has contributed to the success of the Panhellenic Council and sororities on campus.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Alpha Omicron Pi

2020 - Kappa Kappa Gamma

2018 - Delta Delta Delta

2017 - Alpha Omicron Pi

PANHELLENIC
Spirit
SAMANTHA ALSTON 
WOMAN OF THE YEAR

This award is given to any collegiate woman who has stood out in the past year. This woman may be recognized for outstanding contribution to her chapter, the campus and the community, and for her achievements in her scholastic and/or professional life.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2021 - Samantha Alston (Alpha Phi)

2020 - Emily Eng (Delta Delta Delta)

2018 - Althea Andrada (Alpha Gamma Delta)

2017 - Apefa Adjivon (Delta Delta Delta)

Samantha Alston
Woman of the Year
ALPHA ORDER

In addition to the thirteen Panhellenic awards given out each year, the Panhellenic Council also recognizes the sorority women who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. This recognition is called the Alpha Order award. The list of recipients all receive a certificate highlighting their achievement. 

ALPHA
Order