Service Awards

Alumni-at-Large 100+ Hours of Service 

This award was established by the 22nd NBD to recognize alumni-at-large who have completed 100 or more hours of service during the biennium. A certificate is presented to each recipient of this award. Alums-at-large are responsible for submitting their service hours for the award to the Service Director.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1985 to honor both collegiate and alumni sorority members for service over and above sorority commitments. Members are recognized for outstanding contributions to either one organization or to a variety of organizations. Nominations are gathered from the entire membership; self-nomination is encouraged.
Recipients of the award receive a plaque along with a donation of $100 made on their behalf to a service organization of their choice.

Project I.M.P.A.C.T. Awards 

The sorority presents a certificate to one collegiate chapter and one alumni chapter and in addition may present a certificate to one collegiate and alumni colony/reactivating chapter for each Project I.M.P.A.C.T. topic, in recognition of service programs in these areas.
The National Service Director selects the winners of these awards based on information contained in the service reports.  There is no nomination form for this award.

Service Merit Awards 

Service Merit Awards are certificates presented to up to five chapters or colonies in recognition of specific service projects conducted on their campuses or in their communities. Chapters and colonies must nominate themselves for this award.
Recipients of this award are selected by majority vote of the National Board of Directors.

Woman of the Year Award 

The Woman of the Year Award National Convention Keynote Speaker is presented to a woman of national prominence in recognition of their outstanding contributions in volunteer service. The recipient may or may not be a member of the sorority.
One criterion for this award is that the recipient attends the National Convention and address the assembly. A monetary donation and plaque are presented to the recipient.
Pending approval by a ¾ vote of the National Board of Directors the Woman of the Year recipient shall receive National Honorary Membership including a certificate and National Honorary Membership Pin. The National Honorary Membership pin is all gold without the maroon and white border of the chapter pin.
For more information, see The Staff-Awards.