Service Awards

Area of Service Awards

  • University Community: Alpha Pi, “Sexual Assault Awareness”
  • Community at Large: Alpha Pi, “Winter Kits and Blankets for the Homeless”
  • Members of the Sorority: Omega, “Paper Bag Workshops” and Alpha Kappa, “Career Center Workshops”
  • Nations of the World: Omega, “Ukraine Awareness”
  • Permanent Project: Alpha Pi, “Suicide Awareness”
  • President’s Project: Alpha Pi, “OPhiA March Madness for a Midwife of Color”

National Service Award

This award recognizes great achievement in performing service projects and confers the sorority’s most distinguished annual honor for an active collegiate chapter.

  • National Service Award: Alpha Rho

Chapter Awards

National Membership Award

This award recognizes the chapter that has the greatest proportionate increase in membership during the year.

  • National Membership Award: Chi 

Chapter Excellence Program

This program recognizes excellence in chapter management and leadership, as well as consistent involvement in service and sisterhood activities during the year

  • Chapter Excellence Program Bronze Seal: Gamma
  • Chapter Excellence Program Silver Seal: Alpha Pi
  • Chapter Excellence Program Gold Seal: Omega, Rho

Individual Awards

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes individual members of the Omega Phi Alpha community that are the leaders of tomorrow. They show promise and dedication and are eager to pursue friendship, leadership and community service opportunities in their chapter, council, and beyond. 

The 2022 Emerging Leader Award has been awarded to Emily Herron (Alpha Pi). 

Emily joined Alpha Pi Chapter of Omega Phi Alpha in Fall 2021. After recruitment, Emily immediately showed her dedication and willingness to be involved by serving as a committee leader for the new member class’ Drunk Driving Awareness and Prevention project. In this project, Emily organized tabling opportunities in the student center where students were given the opportunity to pledge against drunk driving; it was Emily’s first chance to show off her leadership skills and develop her love and passion for service.  

Emily served as Alpha Pi’s Service Director in Spring 2022. Once hearing about the open position for service director, immediately sprang to action. Service Director is a very important position in our chapter and often has an intense workload. Emily never let that stop her from running for the position, and as service director she has worked hard to accommodate and serve the sisters to the best of her ability.

Emily has grown immensely as a leader, constantly tries to be an effective and transparent communicator with the sisters, is open to criticism and advice from sisters, and works hard to make all sisters feel included and valued in the sorority.

Emily is extremely dedicated to making each service project meaningful and impactful, and she has truly blossomed into a fantastic leader in our organization and in the community she works in. 

Innovator Award

The Innovator Award is a new award this year to recognize outstanding out of the box thinking by individuals and chapters. These members are being recognized for doing things a little differently that have a big impact on the life of our sorority.

Corey Goodburn 

  • For creating a social media strategic plan for expanding Omega Phi Alpha to new chapters. This plan offered specific content and tasks aimed at recruiting new members.
  • The execution of this plan allowed the expansions team to grow 5 interest groups and declare three new prospective chapters of Omega Phi Alpha. 
  • Corey has also trained existing chapters on this strategy and provided social media templates for their execution of the plan. Chapters have reported that this has been a huge success. 

Taylor Outler 

  • For establishing new resources in the form of monthly training for chapter officers and members. 
  • Taylor created a 10 month plan (aligned with the academic year) of trainings focused around recruitment, DEI, chapter morale, chapter wellness, and service. 
  • Additionally, Taylor has introduced new ideas for planning toolkits and has been vital in the planning of the upcoming Officer Leadership Academy. 

Alpha Mu Chapter 

  • For establishing budgeting and fundraising practices that allow the chapter to lower local dues to make the organization more accessible to all people. 
  • As of Spring 2022 semester, Alpha Mu’s local dues are $10 per semester. This is $40 less than the next chapter local dues. 

Chapter Officer Awards

The outstanding chapter officer awards are leadership awards given to any members who focus on what their yearly duties are and complete all the mandated tasks throughout the year by their designated time frames.

  • President: Alexa Forbes (Alpha Pi)
  • Vice President: Anna Kurnot (Alpha Pi)
  • Secretary: Shari Javines (Omega)
  • Treasurer: Alex Boulton (Gamma)
  • Sisterhood Officer: Arielle Yu (Omega), ​​Sydney Wentz (Alpha Pi)
  • Service Director: Lindsey Long (Alpha Pi), Emily Herron (Alpha Pi), Samantha Spaccavento (Omega), Eleanor Kim (Omega)
  • Membership Director: Do Linda Scott (Omega), Krystal Pritchett (Alpha)
  • Alumni Liaison: Grace Maragos (Alpha), Kiran Jagtiani (Omega)