Awards

Omega Phi Alpha presents many awards each year to individual members and chapters. These awards and recognitions include service awards for both individual and chapter achievement, leadership development awards, special alumnae honorary awards such as the Ann DeMatteo Alumnae Service Award, and the sorority’s highest award, the Susan Terzian Award.

Our most recent awards recipients

Click through to review a list of our most recent awards recipients.

Susan Terzian Award

The Susan Terzian Award is named after Omega Phi Alpha’s second national president and former Beta Chapter President.

In November 1968, while serving as national president, Susan passed away from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident while returning home from a service project.

The Susan Terzian Award recognizes a member, group or chapter that displays boundless dedication to service or a remarkable achievement. Omega Phi Alpha only grants this award when an achievement is considered to be truly extraordinary.

Susan Terzian Award Recipients

Many members across our history have been the recipient of this outstanding achievement. Click through to read a list of recipients and why they were recognized.

Susan Terzian

Susan Terzian

2nd National President

Nominate a member for the Susan Terzian Award

Any active or alumnae member can nominate someone for the award to be considered and voted by the national executive board. Unanimous approval of the Board of Directors is required to present this award.

To submit nominations, fill out and send the Susan Terzian Nomination Form and a letter describing the nominee’s very special achievement to the national office.

Ann DeMatteo Alumnae Service Award

The Ann DeMatteo Alumnae Service Award is named after former national president and longtime board member Ann DeMatteo (Beta).

Ann created the Alumnae Society Induction ceremony and was known to promote and perform OPA’s songs and rituals. The award is given each year to one or more deserving alumna(e) based on community service performed on behalf of Omega Phi Alpha.

Click here to submit a nomination.

Read more about Ann DeMatteo.

Ann DeMatteo Alumnae Service Award Recipients

Many members across our history have been the recipient of this outstanding achievement. Click through to read a list of recipients and why they were recognized.

Ann DeMatteo

Ann DeMatteo

Nominate a member for the Ann DeMatteo Alumnae Service Award

Any active or alumnae member can nominate someone for the award. To submit nominations, fill out the nomination form.