National Awards

Chapter of Excellence (COE) Award and Pledge Program of Excellence (PPOE) Award

Recognizes those chapters whose programs of Leadership, Friendship and Service promote growth, retention and stability for the active chapter, while providing a positive, inviting and educational environment for prospective and new members.

H. Roe Bartle Award

Awarded to chapters which achieve and maintain high standards of effectiveness in all aspects of their program and operations.

Dean Arno Nowotny National Service Award

This plaque is presented every two years at the National Convention to the chapter judged to have the best overall service program.

M.R. Disborough National Scouting Service Award

Awarded to recognize those chapters with exceptional service to scouting as an integral part of their overall service program.

Earle M. Herbert National Friendship Award

Presented biennially at the National Convention to the chapter who has the best overall membership program.

Josiah Frank National Historians Award

The chapter compiling and maintaining the best chapter history records and perpetuates the principles and traditions of Alpha Phi Omega will be presented a plaque featuring the first Fraternity pin biennially at each National Convention.

Herbert G. Horton Service to Youth Award

Awarded to an active, alumni, advisory or honorary brother who has made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through scouting and/or another youth service organization and who has worked to strengthen the relationship between Alpha Phi Omega and the youth service organization at a local, regional, state and/or national level.

Phyllis C. Tenney Excellence in Advising Award

This award recognizes service of an exemplary level over a substantial period of time to an individual chapter in the role of advisor.

National Distinguished Service Key

The Fraternity’s highest distinction, this award recognizes brothers for outstanding service to the Fraternity on the national level, above and beyond the call of duty.

National Alumni Distinguished Service Key

Recognizes those alumni who have continued to further the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service beyond their college years in exceptional ways.