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Chancellor Alexander Heard Greek Awards

The Chancellor Alexander Heard Greek Awards were established in 1982 in honor of the retirement of Chancellor Heard. Chancellor Heard served as Vanderbilt University’s fifth Chancellor from 1963-1982 and oversaw many changes in the campus. Under his tenure, Peabody College, Blair School of Music, and Owen School of Management became part of the University. He led Vanderbilt through the turbulence of the 60′s and named the first woman to the Board of Trust as well as created the position of Young Alumni Trustee on the Board of Trust.

The Chancellor Heard Greek Awards seek to recognize fraternities and sororities for outstanding work in the areas of Community Service, Philanthropy, Educational Programming, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Relations, Alumni/ae Relations and Campus Involvement. Awards are also given for Most Improved Chapter and to the Chapter of the Year. Individual recognition is also given to Outstanding Community Servants, New Members, and Fraternity and Sorority Members of the Year. We also honor our Outstanding Chapter Advisors and House Directors.

2020-2021 Award Recipients

Chapter of the Year Awards- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC), Alpha Chi Omega (Panhellenic), Alpha Tau Omega (IFC)

Cultivating Member Connection Chapter Awards – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC), Alpha Chi Omega (Panhellenic)

Innovation in Virtual Programming Chapter Awards-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC), Alpha Chi Omega (Panhellenic)

Social Action Award- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Social Action Agent- Destinee Marsh, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Sorority Member- Nnenna Nwaezeapu, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Fraternity Member- Calvin Beck, Alpha Tau Omega