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2016-17 OU President's Trophy Winners Announced

The University of Oklahoma presented today the President’s Trophy to the outstanding fraternity, sorority, small group sorority/fraternity, housing center and two commuter students.

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma presented today the President’s Trophy to the outstanding fraternity, sorority, small group sorority/fraternity, housing center and two commuter students. Awards went to students and organizations exhibiting overall excellence in academics, campus activities, volunteerism and community experience.

            The President’s Trophy competition was established by President David L. Boren and First Lady Molly Shi Boren in 1995, with the first awards presented in the spring of 1996. The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to raise standards for themselves and their organizations in four areas of emphasis. The competition is coordinated by Crimson Club, the university’s ambassador organization composed of OU student leaders.

Winners recognized for superior achievement in the individual categories of academics, campus activities, volunteerism and community experience received a trophy. Housing, small group sorority/fraternity, fraternity and sorority runners-up for the President’s Trophy received a trophy. President’s Trophy outstanding commuter student winners were given a trophy and $500, and the President’s Trophy first-place organizational winners received a trophy and $5,000. Those recognized today were:

HOUSING

Specific category winners:

  • Campus Activities: Cate Center
  • Volunteerism: Traditions Square East
  • Community Experience: Traditions Square West
  • Runner-up: Couch Center
  • President’s Trophy Housing Winner: Headington Hall

SMALL GROUP SORORITIES/FRATERNITY

Specific category winners:

  • Academics: Alpha Kappa Sigma
  • Campus Activities: Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Volunteerism: Kappa Delta Chi
  • Community Experience: Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Runner-up: Omega Delta Phi
  • President’s Trophy Sorority Winner: Delta Sigma Theta

SORORITIES

Specific category winners:

  • Academics: Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Campus Activities: Delta Gamma
  • Volunteerism: Pi Beta Phi
  • Community Experience: Delta Delta Delta
  • Runner-up: Gamma Phi Beta
  • President’s Trophy Sorority Winner: Delta Delta Delta

FRATERNITIES

Specific category winners:

  • Academics: Pi Kappa Phi
  • Campus Activities: Beta Theta Pi
  • Volunteerism: Kappa Sigma
  • Community Experience: Pi Kappa Phi
  • Runner-up: Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ)
  • President’s Trophy Fraternity Winner: Alpha Tau Omega

OUTSTANDING COMMUTER STUDENTS:

  • Jake Mazeitis
  • Joseph Peshehonoff