# Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award

The **Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award** is the most prestigious national award which can be bestowed upon an undergraduate chapter. The Outstanding Chapter Award was originally established in 1957, with one award being given every two years. Since 1966, the award has been given on an annual basis. Modifications were made to the criteria in 1970 to allow for up to three chapters per year to win the award, and it was renamed to honor Mr. Torchia for his outstanding contributions, years of service, and dedication to Phi Sigma Pi. There are no longer restrictions on how many awards may be given out each year.

Joseph Torchia was inducted into Sigma Chapter in 1951 as the chapter advisor. In 1955, he assumed the office of National Treasurer/Secretary and held this position until 1974. Mr. Torchia was the recipient of several national resolutions in his honor, a Chapter Service Key from Sigma Chapter, and several plaques recognizing his outstanding commitment.

All chapters apply for this award each year by submitting their Chapter Standards of Excellence reports to the National Headquarters by the specified due dates. Chapters are evaluated for this award on the basis of overall Chapter activities as they strive to achieve a balance of scholarship, leadership and fellowship as well as their performance in completing the principles of the Chapter Standards of Excellence.

# Past Award Recipients

- 1959-60 Iota
- 1961-62 Iota
- 1963-64 Omicron
- 1965-66 Tau
- 1967 Kappa
- 1968 Tau
- 1969 Tau, Beta Gamma
- 1970 Tau, Beta Gamma
- 1971 Pi, Tau, Beta Gamma
- 1972 Sigma, Tau, Beta Gamma
- 1973 Theta, Sigma, Tau
- 1974 Iota, Tau, Beta Gamma
- 1975 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1976 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1977 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1978 Sigma, Tau, Phi
- 1979 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1980 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1981 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1982 Theta, Iota, Tau
- 1983 Theta, Iota, Tau
- 1984 Theta, Sigma, Tau
- 1985 Sigma, Tau
- 1986 Theta, Sigma, Tau
- 1987 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1988 Iota, Sigma, Tau
- 1989 Iota, Alpha Gamma
- 1990 Omicron, Tau
- 1991 Kappa, Tau
- 1992 Kappa, Sigma
- 1993 Eta, Tau, Alpha Epsilon
- 1994 Eta, Tau, Alpha Epsilon
- 1995 Eta, Kappa, Alpha Gamma
- 1996 Mu, Alpha Omega
- 1997 Tau, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Rho, Beta Delta
- 1998 Tau, Alpha Lambda, Alpha Rho
- 1999 Alpha Eta, Alpha Rho, Beta Sigma, Gamma Theta
- 2000 Alpha Eta, Alpha Rho, Gamma Theta
- 2001 Tau, Alpha Eta, Alpha Rho, Beta Delta
- 2002 Tau, Alpha Rho, Beta Rho, Beta Psi
- 2003 Tau, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Rho, Beta Rho
- 2004 Tau, Alpha Beta, Beta Rho
- 2005 Beta, Omicron, Tau
- 2006 Alpha Zeta, Alpha Rho, Gamma Theta
- 2007 Gamma Theta
- 2008 Alpha Beta, Alpha Rho
- 2009 Alpha Eta, Beta Pi, Beta Sigma, Gamma Epsilon
- 2010 Alpha Lambda, Beta Rho, Gamma Mu
- 2011 Beta
- 2012 Beta Nu
- 2013 Gamma Theta, Epsilon Xi
- 2014 Alpha Epsilon, Gamma Pi
- 2015 Beta Rho
- 2016 Alpha Omicron, Beta Sigma
- 2017 Alpha Lambda
- 2018 Zeta Xi
- 2019 Tau, Epsilon Omicron
- 2020 No award given due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- 2021 Alpha
- 2022 Beta Alpha, Beta Delta, Beta Kappa, Gamma Xi
- 2023 Tau, Beta Phi