Award Criteria

  • All members must fulfill minimum service-related requirements specified within the organization’s charter for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • The chapter must participate in at least one special event per semester with registration coordinated through CSSA (Through the Eyes of a Child, Danie’s Day, or Jesuit Day of Service).

Consideration period for completion of service hours:

  • For chapter-based service: April 26, 2014 (Jesuit Day of Service) – April 1, 2015
  • For weekly and other service: May 1, 2014 – April 30 2015 (summer 2014 service included)

Chapters will be evaluated by the following criteria:

1. The service or philanthropy chair will complete and submit a typed, double-spaced, 500-750 word essay that includes the following components:

  • Chapter’s involvement in service and their efforts to build relationships with the people they serve
  • Statistics on members’ involvement
  • Chapter’s efforts to incorporate reflection into the team’s post-service experience
  • Brief reflection-based quotations from chapter members are welcome
  • Why service to others is important to chapter, how it ties into their core values, and how it educates chapter members to become men and women for others

2. All service hours for members must be submitted via a specific service log that will be provided to each team.

  • The service log should include service hours coordinated through CSSA, other JCU service opportunities, as well as self-reported hours for service activities done outside of JCU.
  • Any self-reported hours must be documented on an additional sheet (also provided) describing the service activity.
  • All chapter members must be listed on the service log, even if no service contribution was made by some members.
  • A third sheet, an individual member log, is also provided but does not need to be submitted.

3. One photo of the chapter engaged in group service should be submitted with the application. The photo does not need to capture the whole chapter; just a few chapter members engaged in either indirect service (repacking non-perishables, sorting clothing) or direct service (the photo would include members of the population served, with permission).

Submission Guidelines

2015 Greek Service Award applications must be submitted by Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 pm via email to Maryellen Callanan, Interim Director of the Center for Service and Social Action at

A complete and qualified submission will include all of the components noted above: the service log (in .xls format), the essay, and a photo.

Selection Process

    • The Award Committee that will review applications will consist of the Director of CSSA, Assistant Director of Student Activities, and one representative each from Order of Omega, Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council.
    • The winning fraternity and sorority will each receive a certificate, the name of their organization on a perpetual plaque in the Center for Service and Social Action office, and $100 toward a philanthropy project of their choice.
    • The committee reserves the right to not give the awards in any year they decide no applicants are eligible for the award.
    • The awards will be presented during the Closing Banquet at the end of Greek Week in April of each year. In 2015, they will be presented on Sunday, April 19. A second presentation and celebration will take place in January of the following year at CSSA’s Celebration of Service event during Ignatian Heritage Week.