Judy & Larry Garatoni Building Better Men CEF Program

Deadline: June 04 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight) - CLOSED

This program is inactive or past the deadline.


In order to truly live the mission "In order to have a better world, we must first have a world of better men," Triangle Fraternity and the Education Foundation with the generous support of Judy and Larry Garatoni pur58 believe that individual chapters will be most successful if they fulfill the Building Better Men Program which supports the values and principles upon which Triangle was founded.

To ensure that Triangle's chapters complements the mission of the National Organization, develop leadership and character in its members, provide service to the community, foster lifelong friendships, and provide a safe and healthy experience, a set of standards have been developed. The fundamental purpose of the Building Better Men Program is to encourage active organizations to return to their founding values, which are crucial to the rich development of Fraternity men.


For the 2016-2017 year the Building Better Men Program is now an extension of the newly developed Pyramid Accreditation Program. Chapter's and colonies who fall in the Blue Tier (76-100% of accreditation points) will be encouraged to submit their application for the Building Better Men Program.

The Building Better Men Program will include a number of criteria that was submitted or assess in the Pyramid plus additional information.

The Building Better Men Program is comprised of five different standards:
1. Scholarship
2. Leadership
3. Diligence
4. Citizenship
5. Character

Each standard will be given points which add up to a total of 70 points. Points are awarded based on the information provided in each standard.

Should a chapter/colony select to participate in the Building Better Men Program the following guidelines will apply:

1. The BBM Program is open to any recognized Triangle chapter and colony that
is in good standing with their campus and the National Fraternity. Should a
chapter or colony be suspended all funds received as a result of this program
will revert back to the Foundation for redistribution. Chapters & colonies in
the Blue Tier of the Pyramid are strongly encouraged to apply.

2. The BBM Program requires a three year commitment. Chapters will be
expected to fill out application materials each year for the three years of the
program. Failure to complete application materials in any year will disqualify
the chapter from the program and will forfeit any funds awarded in previous

3. There will be a maximum of two awards made each year for a grand total of
$125,000.00. The first place winner will be awarded $100,000.00 and second
place will receive $25,000.00. The funds will be deposited into a Chapter
Endowment Fund established for the chapter.

4. A chapter may only be awarded $125,000.00 over the course of three years.

5. The application period will begin on September 1st and close on June 1st of
each year. Announcement of winners will be made at the annual summer

6. Applications must be completed fully with as much detail as possible. All
information will be self-supplied on an honor system.

Number of Awards


Total Amount Awarded