Alexander Calder Award
Intended to recognize superior Shelter renovation or maintenance and named for Alexander Calder, Stephens 1919, one of the most noted sculptors and artists of the 20th century.
Alfred P. Sheriff, III Award
Presented annually to one outstanding chapter advisor who demonstrates the qualities of former executive vice president Alfred P. Sheriff III.
Alumni Achievement Award
Alumni Achievement Awards are extended “...to alumni of the Fraternity, whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to Delta Tau Delta...”
Badge of Honor
The Badge of Honor in the Central Courtyard of the international headquarters includes the founders, all international presidents, and those Delts who have provided extraordinary service to Delta Tau Delta.
Court of Honor Awards
Intended to recognize superior chapter performance and operation. Recipients include chapters recognized with the Hugh Shields Award. Typically, the top 20 chapters in the F.A.A.R. grading are included.
Distinguished Service Chapter
Awarded to alumni who have been actively loyal to the Fraternity for at least twenty years, rendered some unusual service to the Fraternity or Division thereof, and evidenced personal characteristics and habits which have been and are "worthy of all acceptance" by the Fraternity and society at large.
Edwin L. Heminger Interfraternity Leadership Award
Awarded biennially at Karnea to a member of the Greek community who has provided leadership to the overall fraternal movement.
Excellence in New Member Education
Presented to the chapter demonstrating excellence in new member education programming.
Excellence in New Member Recruitment
Presented to the chapter demonstrating excellence in recruitment planning and organization along with positive results and a minimum of 80% retention.
Excellence in Road Programming
Presented to the chapter demonstrating excellence in programming designed to enhance the overall undergraduate experience with particular emphasis on life-skills and non-Fraternity topics.
Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence
Intended to recognize superior chapter performance and operations. It is named for Hugh Shields, Beta Alpha 1926, executive vice president 1930-1965.
Hughes Award for Excellence in Ritual Performance
Intended to recognize superior Ritual performance and named for the Hughes family, which has had three of its members serve as international president.
James O Selzer Award
Award for Outstanding Involvement with the Fraternity philanthropy partner, JDRF. Instituted at the New Orleans Karnea in 2014.
James S. Eaton Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
Intended to recognize recent graduates in good standing who have been alumni for five years or less. Nominees should demonstrate noteworthy career achievement or have rendered a particularly beneficial service to the international Fraternity.
John H. Venable Award
Intended to recognize exceptional academic achievement by a chapter. The award is named for John H. Venable, Carnegie Mellon 1951, former director of academic affairs, in recognition of his dedication to the academic excellence of undergraduate chapters.
John W. Nichols Bridgebuilder Award
Awarded to alumni who have rendered at least three years of outstanding service to the establishment, development, or enhancement of a house corporation.
William J. Fraering Award
Awarded to younger alumni, typically with 15 years of their graduation, who have rendered at least three years of outstanding service to Delta Tau Delta including, but not limited to, chapter advisors, alumni chapter presidents, house corporation members and division vice presidents.
William L. McLaughlin Award for Heroism
Intended to recognize exceptional heroism by members of the Fraternity. It is named for William L. McLaughlin, Ohio Wesleyan 1906, for his exceptional bravery in rescuing victims of an infamous Chicago theater fire in 1906 which resulted in his own death.