The Order of the Torch
The Order of the Torch is the annual award for the most outstanding chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta in the nation. Each year, up to five chapters may be awarded the Order of the Torch. Chapters submit a scrapbook, describing their activities during the past year. The scrapbooks are then judged by a committee of National Council members, and the winning chapters are presented with an award banner at a special ceremony! For details on how to apply, click here.
Congratulations to the 2012 Order of the Torch Chapters!
At their June 2012 meeting, the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta awarded the Order of the Torch to the following six chapters - click on a winning chapter's name to see their award-winning application scrapbook. (Due to large file sizes, scrapbook images are hosted by Google Docs - after clicking a school name, click "Download" on the page that appears.)
- Georgia State University
- Liberty University
- Purdue University
- University of Maryland, College Park (Primannum chapter)
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Texas - El Paso
See a list of past winners of the Order of the Torch!
Maintaining the Flame
Chapters who are awarded the Order of the Torch are ineligible to apply for the award for the next four years. To reward chapters that have continued to excel in programming, activities, and service, the National Council awards the Maintaining the Flame award to chapters who are ineligible for the Torch. Winners receive a patch to affix to their Order of the Torch banner. Applications are identical to Order of the Torch applications, but don't require the letter of support from a campus official.
The 2012 "Maintaining the Flame" Winners are:
- California University of Pennsylvania
- Morningside College
- North Carolina A&T State University
- Ohio University
- Otterbein University
- University of Connecticut
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Texas - Pan American
- Western Michigan University