Individual Awards

Brian Breittholz Outstanding Fraternity Chapter Advisor

The purpose of this award is to recognize a chapter advisor of a Miami University fraternity and sorority who has made outstanding contributions to the local chapter and/or to the campus as a whole. The nominating statement must be completed by a collegiate member or someone other than the nominee.

Grace Daniels Outstanding Sorority Chapter Advisor

The purpose of this award is to recognize a chapter advisor of a Miami University fraternity and sorority who has made outstanding contributions to the local chapter and/or to the campus as a whole. The nominating statement must be completed by a collegiate member or someone other than the nominee.

Jerry Miller Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor

This award is to recognize outstanding faculty and staff members at Miami University who advise the fraternity and sorority community. It is based on outstanding contributions in a particular field of endeavor and contributions to the fraternity/sorority community.

Dr. Nault Scholarship (not currently accepting applications)

The Dr. Richard Nault Scholarship rewards one fraternity man and one fraternity woman each academic year who have shown devotion to the fraternity and sorority community. Dr. Nault is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and currently is a strong advocate of fraternity and sorority life on Miami University’s campus, as a former chapter advisor and the past Vice-President for Student Affairs. During his time at Miami, he also served as Dean of Students, Director of the University Honors Program, and Advisor of Student Court.

Awarding fraternity and sorority men and women with such a prestigious scholarship will promote everything our community stands for: Scholarship & Learning, Service & Philanthropy, Leadership, Community, and Brotherhood & Sisterhood. One $1,000 scholarship will be provided to a man belonging to an IFC or NPHC- recognized chapter and one $1,000 scholarship will be provided to a woman belonging to a Panhellenic or NPHC- recognized chapter. The awards will be applicable towards university tuition.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Second semester third-year student to be awarded in the first semester of their fourth year; second semester fourth-year students are also eligible if they are staying for a fifth year of undergraduate education.
  • Commitment to the fraternity and sorority community as a whole and sincere push towards unity among chapters and councils. Both intra-council and inter-council chapter-to-chapter interactions and activities will be heavily weighted, as will leadership within the chapter and the fraternity and sorority community. Candidate should be a promoter of good community relations in the fraternity and sorority community, Miami University, and the surrounding Oxford area
  • A minimum G.P.A. above the Fraternity-Men’s Average or Sorority-Women’s Average

Warren Nelson Community Service Award

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

Dr. Warren Nelson's work in life seems to exemplify the above quote. He was always involved in the community, whether it was through his involvement at the American University in Lebanon or through community service guidance with chapters at Miami University. He is remembered as a man who was quick to extend a helping hand. A leader in the Oxford community, people he worked with affectionately called themselves "Warren Nelson groupies." Before his death, he was the driving force behind community service efforts on campus and refused to take credit for efforts he himself had planned.

This award recognizes one fraternity man and sorority woman for exemplary commitment to service in the Miami University and surrounding Oxford community. This award is given to students who go above and beyond in making service to the University and community a constant expectation of self and, therefore, are worthy of an award of distinction. Any Miami fraternity/sorority member may apply for this recognition. The application may be completed by the individual wishing to receive the award or by a second party gathering the application material.

Phillip and Martha Shriver Greek Woman/Man of the Year

This award is given to a fraternity man/sorority woman of the Miami University community. The recipients are men/women who display excellence within our Greek Community’s 5 Pillars Leadership and Values, Scholarship/Learning, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Community Engagement and Involvement, and Community Service & Philanthropy. You may submit this application on behalf of another Greek student or you may submit it on your own behalf, as a self-nomination.

Rising Leader Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize the accomplishments of the younger members of our community…those that are our rising leaders. Each chapter may nominate one of their newer members (no more than 1.5 years in the chapter).

Governing Council Officer Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize council officers of the Miami University fraternity and sorority community who have made outstanding contributions to the community and/or to the campus as a whole. A collegiate member must complete the nominating statement.

Outstanding Chapter Presidents

The purpose of this award is to recognize chapter presidents of the Miami University fraternity and sorority community who have made outstanding contributions to the local chapter and/or to the campus as a whole. The nominating statement must be completed by a collegiate member.