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 University, 1906), for his exceptional bravery in rescuing victims of an infamous Chicago theater fire in 1906 which resulted in his own death.

Instituted by the Arch Chapter in 2003.

Nomination Due: 45 days prior to Karnea. A nominating form is available through the Central Office.


  • William L. McLaughlin, (Ohio Wesleyan University, 1906) - Mu Chapter
  • Archibald W. Butt, (Sewanee: The University of The South, 1891) - Beta Theta Chapter
  • William J. Fraering (Tulane University, 1946) - Beta Xi Chapter
  • Timothy J. McCarthy, (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1971) - Beta Upsilon Chapter
  • Marcus Luttrell (Sam Houston State University, 1998) - Epsilon Zeta Chapter
  • Stephen F. Modica (Louisiana State University, 1969) - Epsilon Kappa Chapter