Recognition Awards

The Professional Fraternity Association recognizes organizations and individuals for their excellence in various aspects of the professional fraternal community, such as leadership, community service, and programming. These awards celebrate and honor the contributions and dedication to PFA’s values.  

The submission process is currently closed and will re-open in 2023.  

  • Career Achievement Award – honors a distinguished member of national or international renown actively engaged in the fraternity’s discipline and participating actively on a regular or continued basis in the fraternity. 
  • Faculty Advisor Award of Excellence – recognizes a current faculty advisor, for a campus-affiliated chapter of a PFA member organization, who has achieved an exemplary relationship with the students. 
  • Outstanding Community Service Award – recognizes a PFA member group chapter that has dedicated personal and financial support for the betterment of that chapter’s community. 
  • Outstanding Professional Program Award – recognizes a PFA member fraternity for the administration of a meritorious professional program or project. 
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award – honors an individual member of a PFA member group deserving recognition for exceptional services or extraordinary commitment to the fraternity or community during the preceding year.  

How the nomination process works: 

  • The nomination forms open March 1.
  • An individual (member or non-member) completes the nomination form by May 31.  
  • All nomination forms will be reviewed by a panel comprised of fraternal and association professionals. 
  • All reviews are based on the nomination form so please be thorough, detailed, and concise. 
  • The review timeline will be June 3 - 27. 
  • Notifications to the award recipients are made by July 8, 2022. 
  • The nominators for the members not selected for the award will be notified after July 8, 2022. 
  • The 2022 Recognition Award recipients will be presented at PFA’s annual conference in Kalamazoo, MI September 8 –10, 2022.  

To submit your nominations, click on the award of your selection and you will automatically be linked to the nominations form. Please follow the form directions to submit nominations. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]