Chapter Excellence Awards ACACIA International Conclave


Presented to chapters that are performing well above average in areas of chapter programming, the Chapter Excellence Awards are awarded each even-numbered year at International Conclave.  More than 20 awards are presented upon the criteria laid down by Founder George A. Malcolm, which are as follows: That the awards be conferred to a chapter by the International Council at the Biennial Conclave on the basis of that chapters maintenance of the Fraternity's Scholarship, Activities, Operations, and Traditions.
 

Chapter Excellence Awards Recognition:


2014

Superior Chapter Award
Alumni Programming and Advising Award
Campus Leadership Award
Chapter Programming/Membership Development Award
Excelling in Communication Technology Award
Human Service Program Award
Good of the Fraternity Award

2012

 Malcolm Chapter Award
Academic Programming Award
Alumni Programming and Advising Award
Campus Leadership Award
Chapter Programming/ Membership Development Award
Excellence in Communication Technology Award
Financial Operations Award
 

2010 

Superior Chapter Award
Academic Programming Award
Alumni Programming and Advisory Award
Best Publication Award
Pledge Education Award

 

2008 

Alumni Programming and Advisory Award
Membership Recruitment Award
Human Service Program Award
Presidents Award  
Largest Membership Increase during Biennium

    2006    

Chapter Programming/Membership Education Award

2002

Best Young Chapter/Colony Award
Alumni Programming and Advisory Award
Ritual Exemplification Award

2000

Alumni Advisory Award

1994

House Management Award

1992

Membership Recruitment Award

1990

House Management Award

1980

Pledge Education Award
 

  
Fraternal Relevance Accreditation - Kansas State University Greek Affairs


Implemented for the first annual review in January 2009, the Kansas State University Fraternal Relevance Accreditation and Minimum Expectations process is a two-fold system of evaluating the member chapters of the K-State's Greek community. The processes of reviewing chapters for the attainment of minimum expectations and chapter-focused outcomes ensure that chapters are relevant to their international organization, the university and Manhattan community, and K-State undergraduate student body.

The eight areas of standards reviewed on an annual basis are: Sustainability (recruitment of new members and retention of membership), Risk management (reduction of risky behavior and management of inherent risk), Academic health (achievement of scholastic endeavors and programs related to achievement), Membership development (education and development of current membership and preparation for membership of new members), Relationships (cultivation of partnerships with alumni, international organization, neighbors, and interfraternal organizations), Engagement (commitment of service, philanthropy, and campus leadership and involvement), Chapter development (management of property and chapter finances), Advancement (assurance of and loyalty to vision and overall outstanding performance).
 
2012
 
Dean's Excellence Award
 

Fraternal Relevance Accreditation Clearly Relevant Programming (highest mark offered):

2009

Academic Health (achievement of scholastic endeavors and programs)
Chapter Development (management of property and chapter finances)
Engagement (commitment of service, philanthropy, campus leadership)
Membership Development (education, development of current membership)
Risk Management (reduction of risky behavior and management of inherent risk)

2008

Chapter Development (management of property and chapter finances)
Membership Development (education, development of current membership)
Risk Management (reduction of risky behavior and management of inherent risk)
Sustainability (recruitment of new members and retention of membership)
 

Fraternal Relevance Accreditation Relevant Programming:

2009

Advancement (assurance of and loyalty to vision and outstanding performance)
Relationships (cultivation of partnerships with alumni, headquarters, neighbors)
Sustainability (recruitment of new members and retention of membership)

2008

Advancement (assurance of and loyalty to vision and outstanding performance)
Academic Health (achievement of scholastic endeavors and programs)
 

Kansas State Greek Affairs Award Recognition:

2008

Recruitment Programming - Silver Chapter 
Membership Development Programming - Silver Chapter
Alumni Relations Programming - Bronze Chapter
Scholarship Programming - Bronze Chapter

2007    

Outstanding Scholarship Programming - Gold Chapter
Most Improved Chapter GPA Award - Gold Chapter
 
NOTE: Fraternal Relevance Accreditation Awards replaced Greek Awards Program in 2008

Honoring Individual Leaders and Scholars


Acacia at Kansas State has not only benefited from great leaders of the years, but has enjoyed celebrating with the International Fraternity and Greek Affairs office to recognize the unmatched accomplishments of these great Acacia Brothers:

 

Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is Acacia's highest honor It is given to "brothers who have given of their time and substance unstintingly for the promotion and furtherance of Acacia, both nationally and locally, and brothers who have rendered outstanding service in their chosen fields, and have attained high position therein, thus exemplifying the motto of Acacia, human service, and the teachings of the fraternity, which constantly admonish our members to prepare themselves as educated men to take a more active part in their communities." The Award of Merit is given only to alumni, and no more than ten can be given at each Conclave.


Kansas State Award of Merit Recipients:

1958 Dr. Nathan D. Harwood '14

1958 Vernon D. Foltz '19

1968 Leonard E. Wood '42

1969 Audrey A. Potter '14

1980 Lawrence L. Wisdom '34

1994 Robert E. Jepson '53

2002 J. Dennis Bassett '56

2003 William M. Riley '60

2006 Samuel G. Unger '58

2010 Gary J. Haag '90

2012 Lucas D. Shivers '01


The George F. Patterson Outstanding Alumnus Award

The George F. Patterson Award is Acacia's most prestigious individual award and is given annually in honor of Brother Patterson's many years of service to Acacia and the interfraternity movement. It recognizes Acacia alumni whose contributions to the fraternity are both sustained and outstanding.


Kansas State George F. Patterson Outstanding Alumnus Recipients:

1984 Leonard E. Wood 42


The Roy C. Clark Outstanding Acacian Award

Brother Roy C. Clark - often referred to as "Mr. Acacia" - was a devoted Acacian who served the fraternity in a number of capacities, including that of National Executive Secretary from 1947-1966. The award dedicated to him in 1966 is presented annually to an undergraduate who most nearly exemplifies the outstanding attributes of Brother Clark:  Perseverance, Integrity, Foresight, Loyalty, Devotion, Wisdom and Leadership.

 

Kansas State Roy C. Clark Outstanding Acacian Recipients:

1983 W. Jeffrey Neal '81

1993 Gary J. Haag '90

1997 Anthony D. Prettyman '95

2010 Brett A. Eakin '06


Order of Pythagoras

Established in 1962, The Order of Pythagoras recognizes contributions to Acacia Fraternity by those "serving beyond the ordinary call of duty." Election to the Order of Pythagoras is by the International Council and may include alumni, undergraduates and, occasionally, non-Acacians.

 

Kansas State Members of the Order of Pythagoras:

August 1, 1962

Herschel R. Pickett '59

James Dennis Bassett '56

Robert E. Jepson '53

William M. Riley, Jr. '60


August 1, 1964     

Darwin K. Klein '59


August 1, 1966      

Robert B. Miller '51


August 1, 1968      

Alvin E. Mulanax '65

Laurence L. Wisdom '34

Leonard E. Wood '42


August 1, 1971     

Ted R. Partch '66


August 1, 1976     

David R Branton


August 1, 1980      

Curtis A. Krizek '77

Michael D. Lange '77


August 1, 1983     

W. Jeffrey Neal '81


August 1, 1984     

William Kent Barnow '81