Established in 1988, the Perspectives award seeks to recognize those who have written thought provoking articles that are educational and enlightening to the AFA membership. To be eligible, articles must be original work and not previously published, must demonstrate evidence of research and should include relevant and practical ideas to Association members that support the advancement of the fraternal movement, and must have been published in Perspectives between Fall 2022 and Summer 2023. Finalists for this award are selected by the Editorial Board and then reviewed by the Awards and Recognition Committee to determine a winner.
|2023||Stacy Kraus McDonald, Dan Wrona, Karlee Nuttleman, and Dan Bureau, Rewriting the Playbook: Post-Pandemic Priorities for Fraternity/Sorority Life|
|2022||Joana Granados, Humanizing Essential Partners in Fraternity and Sorority Houses|
|2021||Dr. Kevin Bazner, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi – What We’re Missing When Talking About Middle Managers|
|2020||Hailey M. Mangrum: Show Me Your Policies|
|2019||Hailey M. Mangrum: Even If You In a Benz, You Still an N***** in a Coupe|
|2018||Dan Wrona: Organizing for Campus Fraternity & Sorority Professionals|
|2017||Byron Hughes: How we Live and How we Don’t Live Ethics|
|2016||Dr. Joshua Schutts: High Impact Practices 101|
|2015||Emily Perlow: Failed Fraternal Inclusion: A Critical Analysis of Normative Systems|
|2014||Dr. Amanda Kraus & Daniel DeHollander: From Spare Change to Social change: Disability Representation in Fraternity and Sorority Philanthropy|
|2013||Leslie Fasone: Putting Prevention Into Practice|
|2012||Gentry McCreary, Ph.D.: The Case for Moral Development State University|
|2011||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
|2010||Teniell Trolian: Developing a Professional Identity
Dan Wrona: Why Should We Be Concerned with Disabilities?
|2009||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
|2008||Lori Hart Ebert, Ph.D.: Alcohol and Risk Management Education: Pi Kappa Phi’s Approach|
|2007||Mike McRee & Martin Cobb: Why We Should Close More Chapters
Dan Bureau: Beyond Rhetoric and Into the Action of the Values Movement
|2006||Douglas N. Case & Shane L. Windmeyer: The Emergence of GLBT Issues in Fraternity & Sorority Life
Dana Becker: The Challenge of Values Congruence
|2005||Ginny Carroll: One Voice, The Choices We Make
Chad Ellsworth: Learning Opportunities: Understanding Students’ Definition of Hazing
|2004||James Patrick Biddix: Reconstructing Shared Governance: A Partnership Approach
Mike McRee: That’s Fratastic! Debating Idiot Fraternity and Sorority Logic
|2003||Timothy Haskell: Our Responsibility: Knowing How Fraternities & Sororities Learn
Lambda 10 Project: Then There was Ben, Dangers of Frat Row
|2002||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?
|2001||Amber Garrison & Diana Breclaw: Risk Management in Local Fraternity and Sorority Communities
Mike McRee: The Superfriends of Higher Education
|2000||Kevin Konecny & Ed Kovacs: Alumni Initiation into a Fraternity or Sorority
Mike McRee: Fraternity Darwinism: Who Will Become Extinct?
|1999||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
|1998||Karyn Nishimura Sneath: Fraternity Education for the 21st Century|
|1997||Jeff Cufaude: Running Harder but Getting Nowhere: Why Progress Might be Eluding Us
Lisa Fedler: Substance Free Housing: Quick Fix or Long Term Solution
|1996||Stephen Rupprecht: The Oppressed Helping the Depressed
Jeffrey Cufaude: Fraternities and Sororities: Are We Built to Last?
|1995||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
|1994||Jeff Cufaude: Games People Play: Designing Interactive Workshops
Paul DeWine: Senior Manager’s Corner: The Developmental Process of a Greek Advisor
|1993||Doug Case: Confronting Prejudice: Should Intolerance be Tolerated?
Tammy Patterson Manko & Robert Curry: Integration in an Age of Change: The Americans with Disabilities Act
|1992||Orin Sadler & Brad Vaughn: First Term Pledging: Should We Defer RushRueben Perez & Karyn Nishimura Sneath: Sure Our Chapter is Diverse … We Have Two Music Majors!|