Best Chapter Awards

Entries must be received by July 2, 2018

Each year Phi Alpha Theta presents Best Chapter Awards to those chapters that excel in promoting the mission of the honor society on their campus and in their community.   Awards consist of $250 grants to purchase books for the chapters’ campus library.  Your electronic scrapbook should highlight chapter activities during the 2017-2018 academic year, including newspaper clippings, photos, fundraising events, field trips, hosting or attending regional meetings, attending the national biennial convention and other items of special interest.


The Faculty Advisor should submit:

1.         ALL APPLICANT SCHOOLS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THEIR SCRAPBOOKS USING DROPBOX.  For those who are not familiar with Dropbox, it allows easy file sharing and more specifically can handle large files such as electronic scrapbooks.

To create a free account, simply go to their website –

In addition, we ask that a letter from the chapter advisor accompany the scrapbook.  The cover letter SHOULD BE THE FIRST PAGE of your electronic scrapbook and should include the following:

-College/University name

-Chapter Greek name

-The names of all advisors who assisted with the chapter for the academic year

-Listing of initiates submitted for the 2017-2018 academic year

-Total student enrollment for placement in proper division

Once you have uploaded your cover letter and electronic scrapbook into your Dropbox account, please email the Dropbox “link” to  Please have the subject line read, “2018 Best Chapter Award Submission – (SCHOOL NAME).”

2.         Nels A. Cleven Award applicants should indicate both total student enrollment and the number of times the Nels A. Cleven Award has been received.  Chapters that have received the Best Chapter Award five or more times compete for the Nels A. Cleven Award of special distinction.

3.        Chapters compete in six (6) divisions based on student enrollment:

-Division I under 3,000 students

-Division II 3,001 to 6,000 students

-Division III 6,001 to 10,000 students

-Division IV 10,001 to 15,000 students

-Division V 15,001 to 23,000 students

-Division VI over 23,000 students

4.           Email your cover letter and electronic scrapbook using the Dropbox “link” to  Please have the subject line read, “2018 Best Chapter Award Submission – (SCHOOL NAME).”