2019 Winners



Each year, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life recognizes the achievements of the Greek community, chapters, and individuals. These awards are a high honor on our campus and to our national organizations.

Presidents Cup

2019 Winner: Sigma Alpha Mu

The President’s Cup is awarded based upon a set of criteria outlined by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. All chapters are scored numerically based on their End of Semester Report and are awarded points in categories that include, but are not limited to: campus involvement, community outreach, academics, and chapter development. The chapters who achieved an average of a 5-Star rating, became finalists for the President’s Cup. Each qualifying organization then presented to a panel of judges, who scored the finalists.

Presidents Cup 1st Runner Up

2019 Winner: Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated

Presidents Cup 2nd Runner Up

2019 Winner: Phi Kappa Psi

Greek Woman of the Year

2019 Winner: Margaret Leone, Alpha Xi Delta

The Greek Woman of the Year Award recognizes a sorority woman for her exceptional commitment to both her chapter and the community at large. This is the highest award an individual sorority woman can receive as an RIT Greek member, and reflects on a person who exceeds all expectations and sets the precedent for future members of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Greek Man of the Year

2019 Winner: Grant Franko, Sigma Chi

The Greek Man of the Year Award recognizes a fraternity man for his exceptional commitment to both his chapter and the community at large. This is the highest award an individual fraternity man can receive as an RIT Greek member, and reflects on a person who exceeds all expectations and sets the precedent for future members of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

New Member of the Year

2018 Winner: Max Fusco, Sigma Alpha Mu

The New Member of the Year Award recognizes one man or one woman of the Greek community who joined in either the spring or fall semester of that academic year. It is awarded to one fraternity man or one sorority woman for their outstanding commitment to their new member process, their adjustment into an active role, their dedication to their academics, and the Greek community as a whole.

CPC Executive Board Member of the Year

2019 Winner: Melissa Rideout, Zeta Tau Alpha

The CPC Executive Board Member of the Year Award goes to a member of the College Panhellenic Council governing body. This award is given to a Panhellenic woman that goes above and beyond in their executive board role.

MGC Executive Board Member of the Year

2019 Winner: Elizabeth Lawrence, Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc.

The MGC Executive Board Member of the Year Award goes to a member of the Multicultural Greek Council governing body. This award is bestowed upon a member who served on the MGC executive board during the 2019 year and who consistently exceeded the expectations of their position.

IFC Executive Board Member of the Year

2019 Winner: Ryan Devoe, Sigma Chi

The IFC Executive Board Member of the Year Award goes to a member of the Interfraternity Council governing body. This award is given to a fraternity man that goes above and beyond in their executive board role.

Advisor of the Year

2019 Winner: Sarah Midden, Sigma Sigma Sigma

The Advisor of the Year Award serves to recognize one faculty/staff or chapter/alumni advisor who most exemplifies the values of the organization. This person provides leadership and guidance to the organization by going above and beyond their everyday responsibilities.

Highest Chapter GPA Spring '19 and Fall '19

2019 Winner: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Outstanding Alumni Relations

2019 Winner: Phi Kappa Psi

The Outstanding Alumni Relations Award recognizes one chapter of the fraternity and sorority community who has made extensive efforts to engage with their alumni. This award reflects the work of a chapter who exceeded all expectations, provided numerous newsletters and updates, hosted events, and attempted to acquire developmental support from their alums.

Outstanding Community Service

2019 Winner: Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

The Outstanding Community Service Award recognizes one chapter of the fraternity and sorority community who has displayed exemplary dedication to enhancing the RIT and Rochester Communities through volunteerism and philanthropic endeavors.

Outstanding Academic Support

2019 Winner: Tau Kappa Epsilon

The Outstanding Academic Support Award recognizes one chapter of the fraternity and sorority community who made extensive efforts to develop their chapter’s academics. The award acknowledges a chapter who hosts educational and events, assigns a position to focus on academics within the chapter, and works closely with members to develop plans catered to their needs.

Outstanding Chapter Programming

2019 Winner: Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, Inc.

The Outstanding Chapter Programming Award recognizes one chapter of the fraternity and sorority community who excelled in engaging both their own members and the greater campus community through educational and informational programming and events.