The Fraternity presented the 2017 Peterson Significant Chapter Award, its highest honor for undergraduate chapters, to more than 80 Sigma Chi groups at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, on Aug. 5 at the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. 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 Peterson Awards: The Peterson Blue Award, which recognizes those chapters that score between 90 percent and 96.99 percent on their applications; and the Peterson Gold Award, which is reserved for those chapters that register between 97 percent and 100 percent on their applications.


The roster of winners include familiar names such as the Louisville and Washington (Seattle) chapters, which have won the award 19 and 13 years in a row, respectively, as well as newcomers to the list such as DePaul, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Ottawa and West Georgia, whose brothers are taking the award home for the first time in their chapters’ histories.


The full list of winners is available here.