The Fraternity has presented the 2016 Peterson Significant Chapter Award, its highest honor for undergraduate chapters, to 86 Sigma Chi groups at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. Established in 1964, the Peterson Award recognizes those chapters that achieve excellence in all operations, including academics, philanthropy, recruitment, and Ritual performance.


The Fraternity presents two levels of Peterson Awards: The Peterson Blue Award, which recognizes those chapters that score between 90 and 96.99 percent on their applications; and the Peterson Gold Award, which is reserved for those chapters that register between 97 and 100 percent on their applications.


The winners include familiar names such as the Louisville and Washington (Seattle) chapters, which have won the award 18 and 12 years in a row, respectively, as well as fresh-faced newcomers like Fairleigh Dickinson, Johns Hopkins, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Louisiana-Lafayette, whose brothers are taking the award home for the first time in their chapter’s histories.


The full list of 2016 winners is available on Sigma Chi’s Twitter account.