Established in 2008, the Essentials award recognizes an author (or authors) who have written an article that is thought provoking, enlightening, and provides relevant and practical ideas to AFA members. The winning articles were original work and not previously published, and were based on sound professional practice and/or research.
Nicholas Hudson, Ed.D.: Undocumented and Greek - What Does Support Look Like?
Tara Fuller: Professional Fears of Truthfulness & Accountability
Tara Fuller: I'm a Sorority Woman, but I'm not Straight
Noah Borton & Haley Seeley: What If We Are the Problem
Nathan Arrowsmith & Stevie V. Tran: Title IX Empowers Fraternities to Include Transgender Members
Justin Angotti, Amy Colvin, Christine Loy, Kim Novak, Wes Schaub, Alex Snowden, & Dave Westol: Risk Management Case Studies
John DiSarro: Using Restorative CIrcles to Resolve a Fraternal Crisis
Dan Bureau: Making Your Mark on the Fraternal Relevance Movement
Colleen Rose & Leslie Fasone: Fostering Ethical and Moral Development of Fraternity and Sorority Members Through Service
John Shertzer: Reclaiming Leadership
Established in 1988, the Perspectives award recognizes fraternity and sorority professionals who wrote thought provoking articles that were educational and enlightening to the AFA membership. Winning articles were original work and not previously published, and demonstrated evidence of research and included relevant and practical ideas to Association members supporting the advancement of the fraternal movement.
Dan Wrona: Organizing for Campus Fraternity & Sorority Professionals
Byron Hughes: How we Live and How we Don't Live Ethics
Dr. Joshua Schutts: High Impact Practices 101
Emily Perlow: Failed Fraternal Inclusion: A Critical Analysis of Normative Systems
Dr. Amanda Kraus & Daniel DeHollander: From Spare Change to Social change: Disability Representation in Fraternity and Sorority Philanthropy
Leslie Fasone: Putting Prevention Into Practice
Gentry McCreary, Ph.D.: The Case for Moral Development State University
Michael A. McRee: The House is on Fire and You're Mowing the Lawn
Marcy Levy Shankman, Ph.D. & Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.: Gender and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Teniell Trolian: Developing a Professional Identity
Dan Wrona: Why Should We Be Concerned with Disabilities?
Georgianna Martin & Megan Johnson: Using Religious & Spiritual Differences as a Catalyst for Change
Jason Bergeron, Allison Foster & Andrea Gaspardino Kovachy: Creating a Culture of Assessment: The "Top Ten" List
Lori Hart Ebert, Ph.D.: Alcohol and Risk Management Education: Pi Kappa Phi's Approach
Mike McRee & Martin Cobb: Why We Should Close More Chapters
Dan Bureau: Beyond Rhetoric and Into the Action of the Values Movement
Douglas N. Case & Shane L. Windmeyer: The Emergence of GLBT Issues in Fraternity & Sorority Life
Dana Becker: The Challenge of Values Congruence
Ginny Carroll: One Voice, The Choices We Make
Chad Ellsworth: Learning Opportunities: Understanding Students' Definition of Hazing
James Patrick Biddix: Reconstructing Shared Governance: A Partnership Approach
Mike McRee: That's Fratastic! Debating Idiot Fraternity and Sorority Logic
Timothy Haskell: Our Responsibility: Knowing How Fraternities & Sororities Learn
Lambda 10 Project: Then There was Ben, Dangers of Frat Row
Dan Bureau & Chris McRoberts: Millennials: The Corrective Generation?
Mike McRee: The Nielsen Ratings for Fraternities and Sororities: What Are We Watching and Who's Got the Remove?
Amber Garrison & Diana Breclaw: Risk Management in Local Fraternity and Sorority Communities
Mike McRee: The Superfriends of Higher Education
Kevin Konecny & Ed Kovacs: Alumni Initiation into a Fraternity or Sorority
Mike McRee: Fraternity Darwinism: Who Will Become Extinct?
Tracy Maxwell: Values-Based Decision-Making: The Value of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute
Laura Pitlik & Chuck Donlin: Philanthropy Parties: How to Implement Them on Your Campus
Karyn Nishimura Sneath: Fraternity Education for the 21st Century
Jeff Cufaude: Running Harder but Getting Nowhere: Why Progress Might be Eluding Us
Lisa Fedler: Substance Free Housing: Quick Fix or Long Term Solution
Stephen Rupprecht: The Oppressed Helping the Depressed
Jeffrey Cufaude: Fraternities and Sororities: Are We Built to Last?
Marita Labedz-Poll: Political Correctness and Free Speech on the College Campus: Implications for Student Affairs
T.J. Sullivan: The Caring Professional: Realizing Your Limits
Jeff Cufaude: Games People Play: Designing Interactive Workshops
Paul DeWine: Senior Manager's Corner: The Developmental Process of a Greek Advisor
Doug Case: Confronting Prejudice: Should Intolerance be Tolerated?
Tammy Patterson Manko & Robert Curry: Integration in an Age of Change: The Americans with Disabilities Act
Orin Sadler & Brad Vaughn: First Term Pledging: Should We Defer Rush
Rueben Perez & Karyn Nishimura Sneath: Sure Our Chapter is Diverse ... We Have Two Music Majors!
Dr. Charles Eberly Oracle Award
This award was established in 2006 as The Oracle Award to recognize the outstanding written contributions to Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity Advisors during the previous academic year (August – July). Winners demonstrated evidence of research and included relevant and practical ideas to Association members that support the advancement of research within the fraternal movement. In 2015, the award was renamed to honor Dr. Charles Eberly.
Donald Mitchell, Jr, Ph.D., Bellarmine University, John Gipson, Purdue University, JaKia Marie, University of Louisville, and Tiffany Steele, The Ohio State University: Intersectional Value? A Pilot Study Exploring Educational Outcomes for African American Women in Historically Black Sororities versus Non-Historically Black Sororities
Gentry McCreary, Ph.D., Nathaniel Bray, Ph.D., & Stephen Thoma, Ph.D.: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels? Moral Disengagement, Social Influence, and the Perpetuation of Hazing in the College Fraternity
Colleen Kase, Natasha Rivera, and Melissa G. Hunt: The Effects of Sorority Recruitment on Psychological Wellbeing and Social Support
Gentry McCreary, Ph.D. & Joshua Schutts, Ph.D.: Toward a Broader Understanding of Fraternity – Developing and Validating a Measure of Fraternal Brotherhood
Ryan P. Barone: White Clauses in two Historically White Fraternities: Documenting the Past & Exploring Future Implications
Timothy Reuter, Elgan Baker, Michael Hernandez, and Daniel Bureau: A Values-Based Learning Model to Impact Maturational Change: The College Fraternity as Development Crucible
Pietro A. Sasso: Towards a Typology of Fraternity/Sorority Programs - A Content Analysis
Genevieve Evans Taylor: An Analysis of Leadership Programming Sponsored by Member Organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference
Tricia R. Shalka & Susan R. Jones: Differences in Self-Awareness Related Measures Among Culturally Based Fraternity, Social Fraternity, and Non-Affiliated College Men
Ashley Asel, Tricia A. Seifer, & Ernest T. Pascarella: The Effects of Fraternity/Sorority Membership on College Experiences and Outcomes: A Portraint of Complexity
Joan B. Hirt, Ph.D., Lauren Chapman, & Nicklaus R. Spruill: The Effects of Sorority Recruitment on Self-Esteem
Dennis C. Roberts, Ph.D., & Matthew Johnson: Involving Students in Securing a Future for Fraternal Organizations
Douglas N. Case, Grahaeme A. Hesp, & Charles G. Eberly: An Exploratory Study of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Fraternity and Sorority Members, Revisited