Excellent Grand Chapter Advisors Recognized
The Dr. Otto L. Sonder Grand Chapter Advisor Award is given annually to a Grand Chapter Advisor who displays exceptional passion, commitment, and drive for a chapter, provisional chapter, or interest group during the current academic year.
Created during the 2006 Grand Chapter, the award recognizes a Grand Chapter Advisor who has helped to advance the Vision and Purpose of the Fraternity on a chapter level.
Otto Louis Sonder, American '47, Delta Beta Xi '67, was awarded the Evin C. Varner, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 1996. Brother Sonder served as Faculty Advisor of the Alpha Gamma Upsilon Fraternity at Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) and orchestrated the merger with Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and Alpha Gamma Upsilon Fraternity, which was finalized in 1965. Lycoming College became the Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi. He served as the Gamma Rho Grand Chapter Advisor at Lycoming College 1961-1974 then served as the Beta Xi Grand Chapter Advisor at Hartwick College (Oneonta, New York) 1974-2006. Brother Sonder gave more than 45 years of service to the "Old Gal."
Nominations for the Otto L. Sonder Grand Chapter Advisor Award are due on April 15 each year. Below is a complete list of the Dr. Otto L. Sonder Grand Chapter Advisor Award recipients.