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Awards

Over the past several years, Cornell Acacia has received numerous awards, both from Acacia International and from Cornell's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Here is a list of some of these awards.

Individual Awards

The Order of Pythagoras

Established in 1962, the Order of Pythagoras recognizes contributions to Acacia Fraternity by those "serving beyond the ordinary call of duty." Election to the Order of Pythagoras is by the International Council and may include alumni, undergraduates and, occasionally, non-Acacians.


Award of Merit

Introduced at Acacia's Golden Anniversary celebrations in 1954, the Award of Merit is one of Acacia's highest honors. It is given to "brothers who have given of their time and substance unstintingly for the promotion and furtherance of Acacia, both nationally and locally, and brothers who have rendered outstanding service in their chosen fields, and have attained high position therein, thus exemplifying the motto of Acacia, human service, and the teachings of the fraternity, which constantly admonish our members to prepare themselves as educated men to take a more active part in their communities."


The Roy C. Clark Award

Brother Roy C. Clark often referred to as "Mr. Acacia" was a devoted Acacian who served the fraternity in a number of capacities, including that of National Executive Secretary from 1947-1966. The award dedicated to him in 1966 is presented annually to an undergraduate who most nearly exemplifies the outstanding attributes of Brother Clark: Perseverance, Integrity, Foresight, Loyalty, Devotion, Wisdom and Leadership.


The George F. Patterson Award

The George F. Patterson Award is Acacia's most prestigious individual award and is given annually in honor of Brother Patterson's many years of service to Acacia and the interfraternity movement. It recognizes Acacia alumni whose contributions to the fraternity are both sustained and outstanding.

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