National Distinguished Service Key Criteria

National Distinguished Service Key

This award shall take the form of a blue key with diamonds and certificate is awarded at National Conventions (and on rare occasions at other special functions) to those who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the National Fraternity.

A Special National Committee shall be appointed by the National President to accept and consider nominations for and to determine the recipients of the National Distinguished Service Key. Membership on this committee shall consist of previous awardees appointed by the National President.

  • Distinguished service on a national basis; that is, making an outstanding and unique contribution to the welfare of the entire fraternity.
  • Exemplifying and furthering in demonstrable ways the principles of Leadership,
  • Friendship and Service.
  • Making a sustained contribution in a leadership role over a period of time.