Andrew Lynch Chapter President of the Year
The purpose of this award is to recognize exemplary chapter presidents. Outstanding chapter presidents are committed, compassionate, and respected, and have made an impact in and on their chapter. These presidents embraced the challenges of leading a social Greek letter organization with resilience and tenacity allowing them to leave a strong legacy. Chapter presidents are nominated and elected by their peers, a testament to their ability to make chapter change, help an excellent chapter become even better, and elevate the community through understanding and cooperation. Award recipients are presidents with strong leadership skills that are capable of leading by example and representing the organization and the fraternity and sorority community as a whole in a positive way through values based decision making.
2023: Emily Segale, ΔΓ & Isai Galindo, ΣΛΒ
2022: Adelaide Hobbs, ΚΚΓ & Samantha Ramirez, ΛΘΑ
2021: Wendy Zanker, ΑΔΠ & Joel Garibay Ramirez, ΣΛΒ
2020: Lou-Lou Souza, ΑΦ & Andrew Fealy, ΖΒΤ
2019: Giselle Langley, ΑΔΠ & Cody Taylor, ΖΒΤ
2018: Rachel Minter, ΑΔΠ & Alexander Bates, ΣΦΕ
Angelia ‘Angi’ Smith Living Your Values Award
Ritual guides fraternity and sorority membership; it was created as a means of providing deeper relevance to the fraternal experience and outlines the founding principles and values of fraternal organizations. The purpose of this award is to recognize members of the fraternity and sorority community who consistently and positively display organizational and community values through daily actions and behavior. These members are respected for their integrity and their ability to embody the best of fraternity and sorority life. Through their actions, they inspire and motivate others to be more values-driven.
2023: Abraham Del Rio Castillo, ΣΛΒ; Amanda Sandoval, ΣΑΖ; Robyn Weber, ΚΑΘ
2022: Alexandra Nees, ΑΔΠ; Allyn Torrres, ΦΛΡ; Hector Serrano, ΣΛΒ; Logan Greenough, ΖΒΤ; Stephanie Friese, ΔΓ
2021: Gabriel Rodriguez, ΘΝΚ; Mikayla Haikes, ΑΔΠ; Vanessa Hill, ΑΧΩ
2020: Ally van Dorsten, ΑΔΠ; Jacques Abi-Hanna, ΖΒΤ; Stephanie Hurtado-Gonzalez, ΣΩΝ; Victor Contreras, ΦΙΑ
2019: Isa Guilfoyle, ΓΦΒ & Kaitlin Boyer, ΠΒΦ
2018: Daniel Riley, ΔΤΔ & Sarah Whitman, ΑΔΠ
This award recognizes individuals who have challenged the status quo in the pursuit of bettering their chapter and or community. There is no predetermined path to improvement. It is not expected that nominees get it right immediately, but rather that they have demonstrated a commitment to growth and development of themselves and others. Nominees are those members who are pushing the chapter forward towards progress.
2023: Annika Sanchez, ΣΛΓ
2022: Sophia Lake, ΓΦΒ
Inaugural year 2021: Anya Sriram, ΓΦΒ; Biko Ko, ΧΔΘ; Hailey Heath, ΚΑΘ
Lois Abbot-Jacobs Outstanding Advisor of the Year
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding chapter advisors. These individuals selflessly give their time and energy to improve the undergraduate fraternity/sorority experience. They are excellent resources, role models, and educators mentoring chapter members on the importance of the fraternal experience. As a valuable asset to members, these individuals volunteer in order to motivate and encourage chapters to succeed. Award recipients should have shown an extraordinary amount of commitment and support to the chapter which they advise.
2023: Christine Humphrey, ΑΔΠ
2022: Angie Rowe, ΑΧΩ
2021: Julia George, ΓΦΒ
2020: Madi Ramirez, ΠΒΦ
2019: Monica Spinelli, ΑΦ
2018: Lisa Wolfe, ΑΔΠ
Emerging Leader of the Year
The purpose of this award is to recognize members of the fraternity and sorority community that are the leaders of tomorrow. These individuals, while relatively new to fraternity and sorority involvement, show tremendous promise and are eager to pursue leadership opportunities in their chapter, council, and beyond. Recipients of this award are in their first year of membership.
2023: Natasha Siao, ΑΔΠ & Paris Paz, ΠΒΦ
2022: Annika Sanchez, ΣΛΓ & Ryan Michalski, ΣΝ
2021: Jose Torres-Gonzalez, ΣΛΒ & Kylie Delaney, ΑΔΠ
2020: Alexandra Nees, ΑΔΠ & Camille Wardlaw, ΠΒΦ
2019: Adam Kodor, ΣΧ
2018: Shivani Awasthi, ΓΦΒ
Commitment to Lifelong Membership
Through relationships that have been purposely developed and maintained, chapters and members are better able to accomplish organizational and personal goals because they are surrounded by those who support the endeavors. Seniors are some of the most influential members in the chapter, and celebrating them while guiding them in the transition to a meaningful alumni/ae experience should be a priority. Similarly, alumni/ae offer a wealth of knowledge and insight that can help to strengthen and support chapters. Creating and maintaining both a senior experience and relationships with alum are invaluable as these folks can bring expertise, working knowledge of internal structures, and a deep investment in the continual success of the organization. This award recognizes chapters with outstanding programs for senior and/or alumni/ae engagement sustained throughout the academic year.
2023: Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
2022: Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
2021: Alpha Delta Pi
Commitment to Campus Involvement
The fraternity and sorority community recognizes the value of a holistic collegiate experience and encourages members to be involved in various campus organizations and initiatives which contributes to the ongoing success of the University. Participating in campus committees, events, athletics, etc. enables fraternity and sorority members to become well-rounded individuals and better equips them with skills for life after graduation. This award seeks to recognize organizations that have committed to investing their time and energy into the ongoing success of the UCSB campus and community through active engagement, steadfast involvement, and meaningful connections with others
2023: Alpha Chi Omega
2022: Alpha Delta Pi
2021: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
Commitment to Member Development
Fraternities and sororities can provide a profoundly meaningful experience for its members. They provide an outlet for members to develop as individuals through personal experiences and shared interactions. From membership intake to initiation to going alum, members are a part of a system that was built to better those who join it. Membership development is important to the continued success of the fraternity and sorority system and can include a focus on retention, academic programs, and overall membership experience plans. This award seeks to recognize groups that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in meaningful and conscious efforts designed to develop members through intentional and innovative ways. Strong applications are those that indicate teamwork and collaboration and articulate a connection to community and chapter values.
2023: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
2022: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
2021: Gamma Phi Beta
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Fraternity and sorority members have long been leaders and changemakers on college campuses and beyond, and now more than ever this change must include a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Organizations have the unique opportunity to make change in fraternity and sorority life and UCSB communities by using their platforms to share resources and amplify voices, and internally by engaging their members in difficult conversations and working against potential stereotypes of the communities they serve. It is crucial for organizations to evaluate their contributions to harmful systems within FSL and work to challenge the process in order to make this experience accessible and equitable. This award recognizes chapters who have committed to providing opportunities for their members to continue learning about DEI topics, strived for a more equitable membership process by reflecting on their past and current practices, and taken action to make their chapter, council, and or community a more inclusive and welcoming space for all.
2023: Alpha Delta Pi & Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
2022: Kappa Alpha Theta & Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
2021: Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc. & Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.