The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation is the highest honor bestowed upon an undergraduate chapter. Named for past Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson, Indiana ’19, the award recognizes excellent, but not impossible, performance by chapters in all major areas of operation and programming. For many years, the Peterson plaque has been a symbol of dedication, idealism, and achievement.
There is no minimum or maximum number of chapters which may win the award in any given year. Award criteria are assigned on an objective scale, and encompass the entire gamut of chapter activities, from financial stability and recruitment to chapter and member reputation to Ritual and Initiation performance. Because chapter operations vary among campuses and chapters, each chapter measures itself against these absolute Sigma Chi standards, rather than against other Chapters.
The Beta Phi Chapter has been awarded the Peterson Significant Chapter Award for the following academic years:
TOTAL PETERSON AWARDS: 25