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Colorful capes? Maybe not, but you know they would look fabulous in them.

They are the ones leading the way in the Fraternity, the Foundation, in their communities or professions.

Leap tall buildings with a single bound? Not really, but you bet they could.

Think of who stands out as a mainstay in your alumnae group and your region. These heroines:

  • Exemplify “Doing Good” through tireless philanthropic service, ready responses as collegiate advisers, strong leadership as professional role models and her quiet commitment to improving the world around them.
  • Epitomize the Culture of Care that is the hallmark of Delta Gamma.

Super powers. Absolutely.

They rescue us, lift us up, help further our mission with super powers. They always save the day. These women are inspiring leaders…our outstanding alumnae!

Please consider nominating that remarkable Delta Gamma alumna in your life for one of the Fraternity’s Individual Alumnae Awards (IAAs).

Find specific criteria here: News/Resources page on the Delta Gamma website.

View the Comprehensive Individual Alumnae Award Winners in the Delta Gamma Library to determine which, if any, Delta Gamma awards the individual has already received.

All IAA applications are located in e-Ops+.

Complete nomination packets for all awards are due October 15, 2018.

The Cable Award – The Cable Award recognizes alumnae who, through years of serving Delta Gamma, have evidenced unusual loyalty and devotion far beyond normal alumnae participation. You can find Cable Award instructions here

The Loyalty Award – The Loyalty Award recognizes alumnae who have continued to serve the Fraternity for at least 10 years following recognition with the Fraternity’s Cable Award. She is a woman who exhibits extraordinary commitment and distinctive dedication to Delta Gamma. You can find Loyalty Award instructions here

The Anchor Award – The Anchor Award recognizes alumnae who have received the Cable Award and whose Fraternity service and achievements extend beyond the local level with a demonstrable, unique and lasting impact on every member of the Fraternity.  Anchor Award winners are mainstays, providing Delta Gamma a lifetime of reliable support from which all members benefit. You can find Anchor Award instructions here

The Oxford Award – The Oxford Award recognizes alumnae who exemplify the Delta Gamma philosophy of community service through volunteer and philanthropic activities. Recipients bring a sense of pride to their alumnae groups through outstanding community efforts and involvement. While Delta Gamma alumnae participation is encouraged, it is not a major factor in determining worthiness for this award. You can find Oxford Award instructions here

The Shield Award - The Shield Award recognizes alumnae who have achieved unique and noteworthy distinctions through leadership and verifiable accomplishments in their chosen fields of professional expertise. For nominees of the Shield Award, the character and attitudes of the individual are important considerations; including her interest in and cooperation with the Fraternity, but she need not have regularly participated in an alumnae group. You can find Shield Award instructions here

The Order of the Delta Gamma Rose - The Order of the Delta Gamma Rose is the highest award presented by the Fraternity, honoring alumnae who have made distinguished contributions to their nation and/or the world. Recipients are renowned in their chosen fields and MUST have received (inter)national recognition because of their individual efforts and talents. You can find Rose Award instructions here

Helpful Dos and Don’ts: 

 • Do review the criteria for each award well in advance of preparing the application – find out what you need and the time you need to get it. 

 • Do consider all she has accomplished; it’s probably more than you even know! Brainstorm with those who know her. Include it all! 

 • Do ask! Do you have questions about some of the awards or any part of the process? Contact the Fraternity Director: Awards at  

 • Do brag! Why are you so proud to call her your heroine and sister? Other awards/recognition? Dedicated and reliable? Inspiration to collegians and alumnae? Community treasure who is always helping? Professional leader? Do tell!

• Don’t wait until the last minute! Computers can be fickle and tricky at the worst moments. Plan ahead and allow for detours!  

- Emilee Lales, Eta Zeta-Chicago

Director: Awards