True Merit Award

 

The True Merit Award was first established in 1969 as the Chapter Efficiency Award, becoming the Fraternity’s first official award. In 1975, the name of the award changed to the Chapter Excellence Award and finally in 1979, the name changed to the True Merit Award.

There is no certain number of chapters that will be awarded True Merit from year to year. Rather, in keeping with the spirit of the Creed, the True Merit Award is awarded to as many chapters who achieve a level of chapter operation that is worthy of the recognition.

To be eligible for True Merit, be sure to fill out your chapter’s 2018-2019 Annual Report Application. Contact your Leadership Consultant for more information.

True Merit Award

True Merit Chapters

2018

Alabama-Birmingham
Alabama-Huntsville
Auburn
Ball State
Baylor
Cincinnati
Clemson
Drake
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Iowa State
Kent State
Kentucky
Lamar
Maine
Marietta College
Mercer
Middle Tennessee State
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
North Carolina
Northern Kentucky
Oklahoma State
Pepperdine
Troy
Union
Virginia Tech
Washington & Jefferson
Western Michigan
Widener

2017

Alabama
Alabama Birmingham
Alabama Huntsville
Auburn
Belmont
Central Florida
Central Oklahoma
Charleston
Drake
Emory
Georgia
Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Illinois
Iowa State
Kansas
Kent State
Kentucky
Lamar
Maine
Muhlenberg
New Mexico
North Alabama
North Carolina
Northern Kentucky
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Pepperdine
Samford
South Alabama
Troy
Virginia Tech
Washington & Jefferson

2016

Adrian
Alabama
Alabama-Birmingham
Alabama-Huntsville
Belmont
Central Florida
Clemson
Drake
Emory
Florida
Florida State
Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Kent State
Kentucky
Maine
Mississippi
Muhlenberg
New Mexico
North Alabama
North Carolina
Northern Kentucky
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Pepperdine
Rose-Hulman
Samford
San Jose State
UC-Santa Barbara
Texas A&M
Troy
Utah State
Washington
Washington & Jefferson
William & Mary

2015

Alabama
Alabama-Birmingham
Alabama-Huntsville
Arkansas Tech
Auburn
Austin Peay State
Baylor
Belmont
UC-Santa Barbara
Cincinnati
Clemson
Emory
Florida
Florida State
Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Illinois State
Kansas
Kansas State
Kent State
Kentucky
Maine
Memphis
Mercer
Michigan
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Nevada-Reno
New Mexico
North Alabama
North Carolina
Northern Kentucky
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Pepperdine
Southern Illinois
Texas-Arlington
Troy
Washington
Washington State
West Texas A&M

2014

Alabama
Alabama-Huntsville
Auburn
Austin Peay State
Baylor
Belmont
Bowling Green State
East Carolina
Emory
Florida Tech
Georgia
Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Kansas
Kansas State
Kent State
Kentucky
Maryland
Middle Tennessee State
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada-Las Vegas
Nevada-Reno
New Mexico
North Alabama
North Carolina
North Florida
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Pepperdine
San Jose State
Southern Illinois
Texas-Arlington
Troy
UC-Berkeley
Virginia
Washington & Jefferson
West Texas A & M
William & Mary

2013

Adrian
Alabama
Alabama Huntsville
Albion
Arkansas Tech
Auburn
Austin Peay State
Baylor
Belmont
Bowling Green
Cincinnati
Clemson
Elmhurst
Emory
Florida State
Georgia
Georgia Southern
Grand Valley State
Hillsdale
Kansas
Kansas State
Kent State
Kentucky
Maryland
Middle Tennessee State
Minnesota
Mississippi
Mount Union
Nebraska
Nevada-Las Vegas
New Mexico
North Alabama
North Dakota State
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Penn State
Pepperdine
Rose-Hulman
San Jose State
Southern California
Temple
Texas Arlington
Troy
Washington & Jefferson
William & Mary

2012

Adrian
Alabama
Alabama – Huntsville
Auburn
Baylor
Belmont
Clemson
Colorado State
Emory
Florida
Georgia
James Madison
Kansas State
Kentucky
Maryland
Mercer
Minnesota
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Mount Union
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Alabama
North Carolina
North Carolina – Wilmington
North Dakota State
Northern Kentucky
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Penn State
Pepperdine
Purdue
Southern Cal
Southern Illinois
Troy
Washington and Jefferson
William & Mary

True Merit Honorable Mentions

2018

Adrian
Colorado Mines
Duke
Florida Gulf Coast
Georgia College
Georgia Tech
Grand Valley State
Kansas
Kansas State
Lake Forest
Louisiana State
Marshall
Minnesota
Montevallo
Mount Union
Muhlenberg
Nevada-Las Vegas
North Alabama
North Dakota State
Oklahoma
Oregon State
Penn State
Rose-Hulman
Samford
San Jose State
Simpson
Tennessee
Texas Tech
Texas-Arlington
Texas-San Antonio
UC-Berkeley
Vanderbilt
Virginia
West Chester
West Florida
William & Mary
Worcester Poly

2017

Ball State
Baylor
Clemson
Florida
Georgia College
Kansas State
Lake Forest
Marietta
Mercer
Mississippi
Nevada, Las Vegas
North Dakota
North Dakota State
Oregon
Pennsylvania State
Pittsburgh
Rose-Hulman
Stetson
Texas
Texas at Arlington
UC Berkeley
Union
Virginia
West Chester
Texas A&M
Widener
William & Mary
Worcester Poly

2016

Auburn
Central Missouri
Central Oklahoma
Charleston
Cincinnati
Colorado State
Eastern Kentucky
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Illinois State
Lamar
Maryland
Memphis
Minnesota
Nevada-Las Vegas
North Dakota
North Dakota State
North Florida
Ohio State
Purdue
South Alabama
Southern Illinois
Southern Mississippi
Stetson
Tampa
Temple
Texas-Arlington
Virginia Tech
West Texas A&M

2015

Ball State
UC-Berkeley
Central Florida
Culver-Stockton
Drake
East Carolina
Florida Atlantic
Illinois
Iowa State
Maryland
Minnesota
Nevada-Las Vegas
North Florida
North Texas
Ohio State
Rose-Hulman
Samford
San Jose State
Texas A&M
Utah State
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Washington & Jefferson
William & Mary
Worcester Poly

2014

Adrian
Alabama-Birmingham
Albion
Appalachian State
Arkansas State
Arkansas Tech
Cincinnati
Clemson
Colorado State
Florida Atlantic
Georgia Southern
Georgia Tech
Illinois State
Indiana State
Iowa State
Lehigh
Louisville
Maine-Orono
Memphis
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi State
Nebraska-Kearney
North Dakota
North Texas
Northern Kentucky
Rose-Hulman
Sam Houston State
Simpson
Southern California
Texas
Texas A & M
UC-Santa Barbara
Union
Washington
Western Michigan
Worcester Poly

2013

Appalachian State
Arkansas State
Duke
East Carolina
Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida Tech
Gettysburg
Indiana
Lehigh
Marshall
Memphis
Mercer
Mississippi State
Missouri
Nevada-Reno
North Florida
North Texas
Purdue
Sam Houston State
Southern Illinois
Texas
Texas-San Antonio
UC-Berkeley
Virginia
West Texas A&M
Widener
Worcester Poly

2012

Arkansas Tech
Austin Peay State
Cincinnati
Florida Atlantic
Grand Valley State
Kansas
Middle Tennessee State
North Carolina State
Rose-Hulman
San Jose State
Texas
UC-Berkeley
Vanderbilt
Virginia
Washington
West Texas A&M
Widener

All True Merit Chapters

True Merit Chapters and Years Won (Click to Expand All)

Bolded Years Indicate Top Chapter Recipient

Adrian (4) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Alabama (16) 1980, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Alabama-Birmingham (4) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Alabama-Huntsville (26) 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Albion (1) 2013
American (1) 1990
Appalachian State (7) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
Arizona State (3) 1969, 1987, 1988
Arkansas Tech (2) 2013, 2015
Auburn (9) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Austin Peay State (4) 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Baldwin Wallace (10) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Ball State (6) 1984, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2018
Baylor (13) 1978, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
Belmont (17) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Birmingham-Southern (2) 1978, 1980
Bowling Green (2) 2013, 2014
Central Florida (7) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017
Central Oklahoma (1) 2017
Central Missouri State (1) 2000
Charleston (3) 1981, 1983, 2017
Cincinnati (19) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018
Clemson (12) 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
Colby (2) 1981, 1982
Colorado State (1) 2012
Cornell (1) 1975
Delaware (3) 1973, 1975, 1979
Denison (4) 1974, 1981, 1985, 1986
DePauw (9) 1971, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988
Drake (3) 2016, 2017, 2018
Duke (4) 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Duquesne (1) 2004
Eastern Illinois (1) 2009
East Carolina (1) 2014
Elmhurst (1) 2013
Emory (18) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Florida (15) 1969, 1974, 1979, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
Florida State (6) 1991, 1992, 1993, 2013, 2015, 2016
Florida Tech (1) 2014
Francis Marion (2) 1984, 1985
GMI-EMI (1) 1970
Georgia (10) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
Georgia Southern (13) 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992, 2009, 2013
Georgia Tech (4) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Goldey Beacom (1) 1998
Grand Valley State (5) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Hillsdale (5) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Idaho (3) 1969, 1970, 1987
Illinois (22) 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2017, 2018
Illinois State (7) 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 2003, 2004, 2015
Indiana (3) 1981, 1982, 1995
Indiana State (7) 1971, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2008, 2009, 2011
Indiana of Pennsylvania (2) 1984, 1985
Iowa State (19) 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018
James Madison (5) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Kansas (7) 1979, 1980, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 , 2017
Kansas State (36) 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 199819992000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 20042005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Kent State (9) 2002, 2004, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Kentucky (14) 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Lamar (2) 2017, 2018
Lehigh (1) 2007
Maine (12) 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Marietta College (4) 2002, 2003, 2005, 2018
Marshall (8) 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2009
Maryland (12) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Memphis (13) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2015
Mercer (10) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018
MIT (7) 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1999, 2004, 2005
Miami-Ohio (8) 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989
Michigan (8) 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2015
Middle Tennessee State (4) 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018
Millikin (8) 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988
Minnesota (4) 1979, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mississippi (15) 1973, 1982, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Mississippi State (2) 2012, 2015
Missouri (15) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2018
Montevallo (6) 1978, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
Mount Union (4) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Muhlenberg (2) 2016, 2017
Murray State (4) 1975, 1976, 1989, 1993
Nebraska (29) 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
Nebraska-Kearney (2) 1997, 2009
Nevada-Las Vegas (2) 2013, 2014
Nevada-Reno (2) 2014, 2015
Newberry (1) 1971
New Hampshire (2) 1994, 1999
New Mexico (8) 1969, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
New Mexico State (2) 1990, 1991
North Alabama (19) 1977, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
North Carolina (18) 1969, 1970, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
North Carolina State (2) 2009, 2011
North Carolina-Wilmington (1) 2012
North Dakota State (14) 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
North Florida (1) 2014
Northern Arizona (1) 2000
Northern Kentucky (7) 2004, 2005, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Northwestern (3) 1973, 1974, 1975
Ohio State (9) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Oklahoma (10) 1980, 1983, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Oklahoma State (18) 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Penn State (6) 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013
Pepperdine (9) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Purdue (9) 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012
Rhodes (5) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2005
Rose-Hulman (24) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016
Samford (2) 2016, 2017
Sam Houston State (1) 2010
San Jose State (4) 1990, 2013, 2014, 2016
Sewanee (1) 1985
Simpson (8) 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2004, 2009
South Alabama (1) 2017
South Carolina (1) 1988
South Dakota (1) 1986
Southern Cal (16) 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Southern Illinois (16) 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2015
Southern Methodist (3) 1970, 1971, 1972
Southern Mississippi (12) 1986, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Stephen F. Austin (2) 1981, 1987
Stetson (3) 1988, 1989, 1993
St. Lawrence (1) 2006
Syracuse (1) 1989
Temple (1) 2013
Tennessee-Martin (15) 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2005
Tennessee Tech (1) 1970
Texas (3) 1994, 1995, 1996
Texas A&M (1) 2016
Texas Arlington (3) 2013, 2014, 2015
Texas-San Antonio (1) 1996
Texas Tech (5) 1975, 1976, 1979, 2008, 2010
Tulane (1) 1973
Troy (11) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
UCLA (1) 1984
UC-Berkeley (3) 1979, 2011, 2014
UC-Santa Barbara (2) 2015, 2016
Union (4) 1999, 2008, 2009, 2018
Utah (3) 2004, 2005, 2006
Utah State (1) 2016
Vanderbilt (1) 1995
Vermont (2) 1985, 1986
Virginia (2) 2011, 2014
Virginia Tech (2) 2017, 2018
Washington (10) 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2015, 2016
Washington & Jefferson (17) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Washington State (20) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 2002, 2004, 2015
West Georgia (2) 1972, 2001
West Texas A&M (7) 1991, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
Western Michigan (2) 2003, 2018
Wichita State (3) 1982, 1983, 1984
Widener (1) 2018
William & Mary (5) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Wittenberg (1) 1981
Worcester Poly (8) 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2006