Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence

The Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence was established in 1965. It is named for the late Hugh Shields (Indiana University, 1926), the first executive vice president of the Fraternity. The award recognizes overall excellence in a chapter and is presented to the top 10 chapters in the Fraternity.* Chapters are honored with a gavel and a Hugh Shields flag.

The 2022 Hugh Shields recipients (Total number of years the chapter received the Hugh Shields Award, including this year in parentheses, followed by the number of years the chapter has been named to the Court of Honor):

  • Gamma Rho – University of Oregon (5, 6)
  • Epsilon Phi – Southeastern Louisiana University (22, 25)
  • Gamma Psi – Georgia Institute of Technology (6, 14)
  • Theta Eta – University of South Carolina (9, 11)
  • Zeta Zeta – Morehead State University (6, 9)
  • Zeta Mu – Robert Morris University (3, 4)
  • Kappa Theta – University of Connecticut (1, 1)
  • Epsilon Nu – Missouri Science and Technology (5, 10)
  • Theta Kappa – University of Nebraska-Kearney (4, 11)
  • Gamma Xi – University of Cincinnati (14, 16)
  • Epsilon Iota B – Kettering University (14, 23)

In addition to the Hugh Shields Awards, these chapters also received a Court of Honor Award for 2022.

Court of Honor Award

Also established in 1965, the Court of Honor Award is presented to the top 20 chapters in the Fraternity. For the 2022 reporting year, all chapters were asked to submit the Fraternity Awards/Accreditation Report (FAAR). Chapters were asked to provide documents that measure compliance with the Fraternity’s minimum operating standards, exceptional facets of their operations and Delta Tau Delta programming. Chapters were graded on excellence in chapter finance, recruitment, membership education, academics, alumni relations and community service. Chapters are honored with a gavel.

The 2022 Court of Honor (total number of years awarded, including this year in parentheses)

The Court of Honor includes all the Hugh Shields recipients and the chapters listed below:

  • Epsilon Psi – University of Louisiana-Lafayette (1)
  • Beta Zeta – Butler University (25)
  • Delta Gamma – University of South Dakota (27)
  • Epsilon Upsilon – Marietta College (15)
  • Gamma Kappa – University of Missouri (17)
  • Gamma Pi – Iowa State University (35)
  • Nu – Lafayette College (2)
  • Theta Tau – Moravian University (1)