Scholarships & Awards | Kent State University

In the past we have utilized Founders Arch as an assessment for our fraternity and sorority life community. We are currently reassesming Founders Arch in order to better supoort the members of our community. Below you will see information used for our past assessment.

2015-16 Founders Arch Awards and Accreditation Process

The 2015-16 Founders Arch Report is required to be submitted by each chapter/colony at Kent State (including all member chapters/colonies of IFC, NALFO, NPHC and Panhellenic) by 5 pm, Friday, March 18, 2016 online. This year our submission process will be completely digital- no need to create binders anymore! You can now view this yea's report.
Questions about Founders Arch can be sent to Meredith Bielaska, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, at greeklife@kent.edu.
Award criteria for Founders Arch includes the following categories:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Involvement and Leadership Education
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Chapter Education and Programming
  • Chapter Operations
  • Alumni and Parent Involvement

There are also several categories for Founders Arch that are for accreditation only. these categories include:

  • Housing
  • Ritual, Values and Self-Governance
  • Financial Management
  • President & Advisor Assessment

The 2015-16 Founders Arch information is ready to download as a PDF of the submussion criteria and directions. This information is also available to chapters on our Google Drive. An overview regarding the Founders Arch process and scoring information can be downloaded as a PDF file.
In Addition to submitting the Founders Arch Report, each chapter is required to submit additional materials that include the following:

Workshops for those completing the Founders Arch Report will be hosted by the Greek Life staff during the month of February. We highly encourage all chapters to attend at least one workshop and ask questions about the process for 2015-16. Individual appointments with student interns are also available upon request.


2016 Greek Man and Woman of the Year Awards

The 2016 Greek Man and Woman of the Year Award applications are due by March 18, 2016 using the Google Drive submission form.
The award application link for Man of the Year can be found here
The award application link for Woman of the Year can be found here. 
Supporting documentation can be emailed directly to greeklife@kent.edu


2016 Outstanding Chapter President Awards

The 2016 Outstanding Chapter President Award nominations are due by March 18, 2016 using the Google Drive submission form.
The award nomination form link can be found here. Supporting documentation can be emailed directly to greeklife@kent.edu


2016 Emerging Leader Awards

The 2016 Order of Omega Emerging Leader Award applications are due by March 18, 2016 using the Google Drive submission form.
The award application link can be found here. Supporting documentation can be emailed directly to greeklife@kent.edu


2016 Individual Academic Excellence Scholarship Awards

The 2016 Individual Academic Excellence Scholarship Award applications are due by March 18, 2016 using the Google Drive submission form.
The award application link can be found here. Supporting documentation can be emailed directly to greeklife@kent.edu


2016 Outstanding Faculty/Staff and Chapter Advisor Awards

The 2016 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor  and Chapter Award nominations are due by March 18, 2016 using the Google Drive submission form. 
To nominate a KSU Faculty/Staff member, click here.
To nominate a Chatter Advisor, click here.
Supporting documentation can be emailed directly to greeklife@kent.edu


2016 Outstanding Educational Program Awards

The 2016 Outstanding Educational Program Award applications are due by March 18, 2016 using the Google Drive submission form.
The award application link can be found here. Supporting documentation can be emailed directly to greeklife@kent.edu.