NGLA Awards Information

Each year at the Annual Conference, the Northeast Greek Leadership Association recognizes chapters, councils and Fraternity and Sorority communities and individuals for their outstanding accomplishments over the past year. These organizations and individuals, through their programs, initiatives, and commitment to the fraternal movement, help to advance the mission of NGLA.

Annually, the NGLA Awards Committee evaluates and refines the application process. This process reflects feedback provided by previous applicants. Even if you have applied for these awards in the past, please read over the directions to make sure that your application is complete.

While applications are no longer accepted for the 2019 NGLA Awards, we encourage you to apply next year for the 2020 NGLA Annual Conference from February 27, 2020 to March 1, 2020 in Baltimore, MD. * New for 2020 * The 2020 NGLA Awards applications are open from early November until early December. To ensure that you don’t miss an announcement, please subscribe to our newsletter (enroll via form along right side of the screen) and follow NGLA on Facebook and Twitter.

Please direct awards questions to [email protected]


Organizational Awards

Amy Vojta Impact Awards

The Amy Vojta Impact Awards celebrate the accomplishments of our chapters, councils, and communities in seven areas. Named in honor of Amy Vojta, former Executive Director of NGLA, recipients of these awards have excelled in a certain area and have created a program or initiative that has had a positive impact on their group.

Impact Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Chapter Development and Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Membership Recruitment/Intake
  • Multicultural Initiatives/Programming
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Reduction

Only one application can be submitted per award, and incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be considered.

Panhellenic Community Impact Award 

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Panhellenic Community Impact Award, created to recognize an outstanding College Panhellenic that participates in the NGLA and successfully plans and implements a program that positively enhances the Greek reputation to campus faculty/administration, the community and non-Greek students and parents. A $250 grant and certificate will be presented to the winning College Panhellenic at the 2019 Annual Conference.

To apply for this award, go to For questions regarding this award, please email Carri Houser.


Individual Awards

The following awards recognize outstanding individual achievement in our communities.

* New in 2019 * Hank Nuwer Award for Hazing Prevention

This award recognizes a chapter, council, community, student, campus professional, campus volunteer, national organization staff member or volunteer, or community member that has made a significant contribution to hazing prevention within the fraternity/sorority community of the Northeast region.

Nominations are limited to three (3) letters of support per nominee.

Greek Leader of Distinction Award

This award recognizes several outstanding members of the fraternity/sorority communities throughout the Northeast. These students are individuals who exemplify the ideals of their fraternity or sorority in their daily lives.

Each community may nominate one (1) student per governing council.

Phillipi Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a Fraternity/Sorority campus professional who has made significant contributions to the Fraternity/Sorority community within the Northeast region by advising any governing council.

Each campus community can nominate up to one (1) professional and no more than three (3) nomination letters may be submitted on their behalf. 

Guenzler Award

The Guenzler Award recognizes a staff member or volunteer of a fraternity/sorority organization who has made significant and long-term contributions to the fraternity/sorority community within the Northeast region or to the Northeast Greek Leadership Association.

Each community or organization can nominate one (1) volunteer.

Nominations are limited to three (3) letters of support per nominee.

Bonnie Wunsch Volunteer Service Award

This award recognizes a volunteer who has made significant contributions to the Northeast Greek Leadership Association.

Nominations are limited to three (3) letters of support per nominee and should address specific volunteer involvement with NGLA.

Josette Kaufman Award

The award is meant to honor the good work chapters, councils, and communities have done in the health and wellness areas including, but not limited to, women’s and men’s health issues, sexual assault, cyber-bullying and/or mental health education and prevention.