What Are Chapter Awards?

Chapter Awards, as authorized by the Conclave General Assembly, are awarded in recognition of Chapter programs which reflect Scholarship, Character, Practicality and Sociability, the four pillars of membership in our Society. These awards also illustrate a Chapter’s willingness to think and perform beyond normal expectations; encourage growth and development of ‘community’ between its members, the CEE department, the academic institution and the local community, and further the vision of Chi Epsilon: "Chi Epsilon seeks to foster excellence, connectivity and engagement among those in the civil engineering community to improve our world."

Conclave Spirit Award

The Conclave Spirit Award is a friendly competition between chapters which are represented at the National Conclave. The formulary used to determine the recipient of this award is based on a two-part formula. Part 1 includes; (a) the number of delegates sent, including those sent as proxies for other chapters, (b) the distance traveled, and (c) the proportion of delegates to maximum number of delegates from any one chapter. Part 2 includes: (a) volunteer hours during chapter service projects, and (b) participation in Conclave related service activities.

Susan C. Brown Award

The Susan C. Brown Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes top chapters at both the District and National Levels and will be based on qualitative review of to be revised Chapter Annual Reporting requirements.

Chapter Annual Report Basics

Basic elements to be contained in the Chapter Annual Report:

  • - School name
  • - Contact information
  • - Attendance (attendance vs membership numbers)
    • - Regular meetings
    • - Officer meetings
    • - Social meetings
    • - Service events
  • - Alumni involvement
  • - Initiation of Chapter Honor Members
  • - Board of Trustees or board or visitors
  • - Nomination for teaching award
  • - Marketing to prospective students and/or sponsors
  • - Positive or Negative account balances (or dollar amounts)
  • - Fundraising numbers
    • - From school
    • - From Alumni
    • - From donations
    • - Other sources
  • - Development of annual Chapter Highlights video

Note: Points rubric to be developed

Exemplary Chapter Award

This award is currently under development. The current vision for the Exemplary Chapter Award is to recognize chapter programs which perform beyond normal expectations. To win this award, Chapters’ must develop and follow a program during the course of a typical academic year. At a minimum, this program should be able to address each of the elements contained in the Exemplary Chapter Rubric. The Chapter must also qualify for the Susan C. Brown Award and have participated in the National Service Learning Program during the same academic year. The exact nature of the Award will be determined by the Awards and Scholarship Committee.