AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

NIC Awards & Recognition

Each year the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) recognizes excellence in the fraternal experience by conferring awards to individuals and groups who exemplify leadership, service and fraternal values.

The NIC Awards of Distinction, including the Gold and Silver Medals and Laurel Wreath Award, play a significant role in advancement of the NIC mission and vision, as well as the industry as a whole. Recognizing the value and impact of individual and group efforts on college/university campuses and within fraternal organizations conveys the importance of innovation, courage and commitment to a positive fraternal experience. 

Nomination Process

The 2018 Awards of Distinction nomination process is now open! See below for the awards timeline, descriptions and links to nomination applications.

  • March 5: The NIC puts out a call for nominations for the Awards of Distinction categories and the NIC Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Laurel Wreath Awards. Nomination forms are available electronically on the NIC website, and information is widely disseminated to member fraternities and campuses. Anyone can nominate an individual or organization for the awards.
  • April 13: Award nominations due
  • Late May: The NIC notifies honorees and makes announcements on our website, as well as via email and social media.
  • Summer and fall: NIC representatives present awards to the winners in their local communities through public ceremonies on their campuses or at inter/fraternal events and programs.

Please direct any questions about the awards process to awards@nicindy.org.

Awards of Distinction

The Awards of Distinction recognize an Undergraduate, Chapter or Council for excellence in leadership and service and embodying the values and standards of fraternity and the NIC. Nominees are true exemplars of the fraternal experience.

The Advisor Award of Distinction, honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to guiding and mentoring a chapter, council or community.

We will honor recipients at personalized, public ceremonies on their campuses or at inter/fraternal events and programs.

Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Laurel Wreath Award

One of the industry’s most revered traditions is the presentation of the NIC Medals and Laurel Wreath awards to worthy recipients.

The Gold Medal recognizes lifelong service to the interfraternal community and/or the NIC and is the highest honor that the Conference can bestow.

The Silver Medal recognizes exemplary service or leadership in a role or task that has advanced the fraternal movement.

The Laurel Wreath is presented to individuals or groups in recognition of their unique programs, community outreach, or influence within the fraternal world. Recipients do not need to be members of the NIC.

We will honor recipients at personalized, public ceremonies on their campuses or at inter/fraternal events and programs.