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University of Iowa Chapter of the Year:

This is the largest award presented to a chapter by the University of Iowa Greek Community at the annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards Ceremony. It represents excellence in all areas of Greek life. Phi Kappa Psi has recently won this award in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Below are photos of the University of Iowa’s Phi Kappa Psi House:

The Grand Chapter Award:

At the 150th Grand Arch Council (Phi Kappa Psi’s National Convention) in the summer of 2002, the University of Iowa Chapter of Phi Psi was presented with the most revered award given out by the national organization: The Grand Chapter Award. As the program at the awards banquet described it: “…presented annually to the best Phi Psi chapter in the nation.”

We again won the prestigious award in 2008, becoming one of the only Phi Kappa Psi Chapters to win this award twice in six years.

The NIC Award of Distinction:

This award is presented annually by the North American Interfraternity Conference to the two chapters nationwide that best exemplify the values of Greek Life: scholarship, leadership, service, and brotherhood. Iowa Alpha was presented with this award in 2002 at Tagarista (the University of Iowa’s Greek Awards Ceremony). This award is a tremendous honor for the men of Phi Kappa Psi and the University of Iowa’s Greek Community.

In an unprecedented move, another NIC Award of Distinction was presented at Tagarista in 2003. This award was presented to Brand Newland (a member of Phi Kappa Psi) as an individual. The NIC gave out 5 Awards of Distinction to individuals in Greek communities across the nation.

Individual Recognition:

Individual members of Phi Psi have also fared well, receiving numerous awards and recognitions:

  • The University of Iowa’s Homecoming King 3 times in 10 years
  • Phi Kappa Psi’s Ralph D. Daniel Leadership Award Recipient (the top scholarship presented nationally)
  • 5 Phi Kappa Psi Sommerfield Scholars
  • 7 University of Iowa Presidential Scholars
  • Pi Beta Phi Outstanding Community Service Award (2013,2014,2015)

Other Recognition:

On top of the big three awards, Phi Psi has received countless awards from the national organization and the UI Greek Community:

  • University of Iowa Dance Marathon Top Fraternity Fundraiser (over $30,000 raised for DM’s 2013 Big Event)
  • University of Iowa Greek Brotherhood Award (voted on by all chapters for the chapter that best exemplifies brotherhood)
  • University of Iowa Top Fraternity GPA 13 of the past 15 semesters amongst all Interfraternity Council Chapters
  • University of Iowa Greek Awards for excellence in the following categories: Recruitment, Academics, Education and Leadership Development, Risk Management, and Community Service Programs