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United Greek Association

The United Greek Association (UGA) is the governing council of all recognized Fraternities and Sororities at New Paltz.  Meetings are held every other Tuesday at 10 p.m. in Student Union Room 407.  Lodia Acosta is the 2013-2014 UGA President.

 Click Here for the United Greek Association Constitution


2013-2014 United Greek Association Awards

The UGA Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of our recognized fraternities and sororities and their leaders.  The UGA Awards are given out annually at theAnnual Club & Leadership Awards Ceremony.  These awards are nominated by the fraternity/sorority community, and are voted on by the fraternity/sorority community.

Any member of the fraternity/sorority community is able to submit a nomination for our UGA Awards.  The nominee does not have to nominate his/her chapter; the nominee many nominate any recognized organization and/or active member for a UGA Award.  There is no limit to the number of awards a student writes nominations for.

Nomination Timeline

Nominations must be submitted using the online form below.  Nominations must be received no later than Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12noon.  Every member of the fraternity/sorority community will have access to review these nominations on the Greek Life section of Blackboard during the week of April 14.  On Monday, April 21, Chapter Presidents will receive email voting instructions; each chapter gets one vote for each award.  Award winners will be announced at the Club & Leadership Awards Ceremony, scheduled for April 30, 2014; this event is invite-only.

Please click here for a memo describing the 2013-2014 United Greek Association Awards.

2013-2014 UGA Award Descriptions

Click here for a printable version of the UGA Award Descriptions

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Faculty/Staff advisor to a chapter. The nominator should be sure to include specific examples of how this person bettered the chapter he/she advised, and indicate how he/she went above and beyond expectation for a faculty/staff advisor.

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award Criteria

  • This award will be presented to one Faculty/Staff Chapter Advisor
  • The nominee shall have contributed significantly to the growth of the chapter, and shall possess a positive commitment to the Fraternity & Sorority community
  • The nominee is available and willing to assist the chapter, is informed of the chapter's activities and programs, and lends his/her support and guidance
  • The nominee shall have actively contributed to the chapter and Fraternity & Sorority community
Fraternity & Sorority Leader of the Year Award

This award recognizes one Fraternity member and one Sorority member. Nominators should consider how an individual is an outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Leader and why he/she be the recipient of this award. Describe how this individual is a role model for the Fraternity/Sorority Community. Feel free indicate all co—curricular involvement on campus, programs, community service projects, or Fraternity/Sorority leadership roles as part of the nomination.

Fraternity & Sorority Leader of the Year Awards Criteria

  • This award will be presented to one member of the SUNY New Paltz Sorority community and one member of the SUNY New Paltz Fraternity community.
  • The recipients will have had demonstrated leadership and dedication to their chapter, Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus, and the SUNY New Paltz community.
  • A student may nominate any member of the Fraternity/Sorority community; it does not need to be a member of your own organization.
  • The student must be in good standing with the Office of Student Activities, the Division of Student Affairs, SUNY New Paltz, and his/her National/Regional Office.
  • This student must have a 2.5 or above (or higher, based on his/her organization's minimum requirements), and be in good academic standing with the University.
Overall Chapter Excellence Award (Fraternity & Sorority)

This award recognizes one Fraternity and one Sorority. Nominees should explain what makes this chapter outstanding and deserving of this recognition. How is this chapter a positive example for other Fraternities/Sororities? What does this chapter do to contribute to Fraternity/Sorority Life, SUNY New Paltz, and the community? Feel free to list programs and community service (held 4/1/13-3/31/14), or chapter leadership initiatives and trainings as part of your nomination.

Overall Chapter Excellence Awards Criteria

  • This award will be presented to one Fraternity and one Sorority who have demonstrated chapter excellence during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • The chapter will demonstrate a commitment to leadership, membership, involvement, service, and academics.
  • A student may nominate any chapter; it does not need to be your own chapter.
  • The chapter must be in good standing with the Office of Student Activities and their National/Regional Office.