Sigma Chi International Fraternity ended the Krach Transformational Leaders Workshop held Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, by recognizing the successes and improvements among undergraduate chapters across North America.

The highest honor, the 2023 J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Award, was presented to 54 groups at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Established in 1964, the Peterson Award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in all operations, including academics, philanthropy, recruitment and Ritual performance.

The Fraternity presents two levels of the Peterson Award based on a chapter’s application score, with chapters socring 95% or above on their annual report earning a J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Gold Award and those scoring between 79% and 94.5% on their annual report earning the J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Blue Award.

Other chapters received additional awards. The New Mexico State chapter received the Daniel William Cooper Award that honors the undergraduate chapter with the most outstanding scholastic achievement program and comes with a $5,000 scholarship. First runner-up is the North Carolina-Wilmington chapter with a $3,000 scholarship, and second runner-up is the Louisiana-Lafayette chapter with a $2,000 scholarship. The Utah, San Diego State, Ripon, Louisville, Clarkson, Bryant and Cal. State-San Marcos chapters were honorable mentions and received the Legion of Honor Award for their outstanding academic programs. The North Carolina-Wilmington and Louisiana-Lafayette chapters each additionally received a Legion of Honor Award. The Fraternity’s Minnesota chapter earned the James F. Bash Significant Improvement Award.

The Fraternity also recognized its top Associate chapters with the Julio A. Varela Outstanding Associate Chapter Award. th associate chapters at South Carolina, Stanford and Alabama-birmingham earned this honor.

Winning 2023 Peterson Award chapters are:

J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Gold Award Winners
Given to chapters that score 95% or higher on their annual report

Chapter NameUniversity NameProvince
Beta EpsilonUniversity of UtahUtah/Nevada
Lambda EpsilonUniversity of New HavenConnecticut/Western Mass
Iota ZetaClarkson UniversitySaint Lawrence
Alpha EpsilonUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnCentral
Gamma DeltaOklahoma State UniversityOklahoma/Arkansas
Lambda PsiUniversity of Louisiana-LafayetteSouthern

J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Blue Award Winners
Given to chapters that score between a 94.5% and 79% on their annual report

Chapter NameUniversity NameProvince
AlphaMiami UniversitySouthern Ohio
Zeta PsiUniversity of CincinnatiSouthern Ohio
Lambda EtaBryant UniversityRhode Island
Beta XiUniversity of New MexicoSouthwestern
Epsilon ZetaFlorida State UniversityNorth Florida
ThetaGettysburg CollegeCentral Pennsylvania
Zeta PhiNew Mexico State UniversitySouthwestern
Epsilon SigmaFlorida Southern CollegeCentral Florida
Beta RhoMontana State UniversityThe Big Sky
Delta XiSan Diego State UniversitySouthern California
Lambda GammaSanta Clara UniversityCalifornia Bay Area
Mu EpsilonUniversity of Massachusetts-AmherstConnecticut/Western Mass
Zeta EtaTexas A&M University-CommerceNorthern Texas
Theta SigmaCalifornia State Polytechnic University-PomonaSouthern California
Alpha UpsilonUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Coastal
Delta MuSouthern Methodist UniversityNorthern Texas
Epsilon NuTexas Tech UniversitySouthwestern
Gamma KappaUtah State UniversityUtah/Nevada
Theta OmicronUniversity of California-DavisCalifornia Central Valley
Zeta Theta AKettering UniversityEast Michigan
Eta ChiYoungstown State UniversityNorthern Ohio
Lambda DeltaUniversity of California-MercedCalifornia Central Valley
Epsilon LambdaRipon CollegeWisconsin
Kappa KappaUniversity of IllinoisEast Illinois
Mu BetaCalifornia State University-San MarcosSouthern California
Upsilon UpsilonUniversity of WashingtonNorthwestern
Iota LambdaUniversity of LouisvilleCentral Kentucky
Iota PhiUniversity of North TexasNorthern Texas
Theta RhoIllinois State UniversityEast Illinois
Eta BetaCalifornia State University-Long BeachLos Angeles Coastal
Eta DeltaTennessee Tech UniversityEast Tennessee
Gamma EtaUniversity of IdahoThe Big Sky
Chi ChiBirmingham-Southern CollegeAlabama Northern
Eta IotaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona BeachCentral Florida
Gamma NuUniversity of South CarolinaSouth Carolina
Iota IotaUniversity of AlabamaAlabama Northern
Iota XiGeorge Mason UniversityEastern
Lambda ChiUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeWisconsin
Mu IotaUniversity of Texas-San AntonioCentral Texas
Zeta PiTexas A&M University-KingsvilleCentral Texas
Beta PhiUniversity of ArizonaGrand Canyon
Beta PsiGeorgia Institute of TechnologyNorth Georgia
Beta SigmaUniversity of Tennessee-KnoxvilleEast Tennessee
Beta UpsilonWashington State UniversityThe Big Sky
Gamma UpsilonMississippi State UniversitySouthern
Omega OmegaUniversity of ArkansasOklahoma/Arkansas
Theta OmegaElon UniversityEastern North Carolina
Zeta Theta BKettering UniversityEast Michigan