Grand Consul’s Citations are presented to undergraduate or alumni members who perform outstanding service to the Fraternity or a chapter, or to designated non-members in special circumstances. The Grand Consul selects the recipients, who receive certificates to acknowledge their honor.
Certificates of Appreciation are presented upon the request of a chapter, Grand Officer or Fraternity body to a chapter officer or member of the Fraternity. The certificates recognize service as an officer of an undergraduate or alumni chapter, or service to a chapter of the General Fraternity.
The Balfour Award is divided into three levels of distinction: chapter, province and international. The process of conferring the different Balfour Awards is progressive in nature, as an award winner progresses from one level to the next.
To apply for the Province Balfour Award, a Chapter Balfour Award winner is required to submit his Province Balfour Award application to his province's Grand Praetor. To access the Province Balfour Award application, please click here. The application must be submitted to the Grand Praetor by March 15. Province Balfour winners will receive a complimentary K.S. “Bud” Adams Life Loyal membership and a plaque denoting his achievement.
The International Balfour Award has been awarded annually since the 1929–30 academic year, when Paul O. Hagemann, WASHINGTON (ST. LOUIS) 1930, was recognized as the award's inaugural recipient. It is given by the committee that oversees the award to the individual whom they believe to be the Fraternity's most outstanding graduating senior, and is based on his achievements in scholastics, campus and community involvement, and Sigma Chi involvement.