Guidelines for the 2018 REJ Award


To apply for the 2018 RMF Award, chapters must submit an orginal videao to the RMF that will educate our brothers on key risk management topics. Submissions should be a video between 30 and 90 seconds with a message relating to one of the following categories:

    1. Event/Party Planning
    2. Alcohol education
    3. House and Fire safety 
    4. Social Media
    5. Crisis Management/Disaster Prepardeness

Deadline and Submission instructions:


Applications must be submitted to the Risk Management Foundation Award Committee by July 15th.  Please submit a link to your video(s) to with the subject line: REJ Award Submission.  Chapters may submit 1 video for each category.


Selection and Annoucement of Winners


Submissions will be judged on quality, creativity, and impact. With permission, these videos may be featured in upcoming RMF education. The winners will be announced and shown at the 2016 Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. RMF will recognize up to 2 winners in each category, with grants between $500 & $2500. 


If you have questions about the application process, the criteria, or the RMF Award itself, please contact the Risk Management Foundation at



In recognition of twenty years of distinguished leadership of the Risk Management Foundation, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in August 2008 to name the annual RMF Award in honor of two-time RMF Chairman and Past Grand Consul Robert E. Joseph, Willamette 1957. Brother Joseph served as the founding chairman of the RMF and was on the board continuously from 1991 until his retirement in April 2008. Under Brother Joseph’s leadership, the RMF has provided comprehensive risk management education and invaluable assistance in times of loss to countless Sigma Chi undergraduates and house corporations across the continent.

The RMF began funding this annual grant in 1998 for the purpose of supporting further risk management education and chapter house life safety improvements, as well as recognizing chapters with exemplary risk management programs. Through 2016, RMF has awarded over 50 chapters more than $169,000 in grant monies. Click here to see the winning entries from previous years. 

Grant money can be used for the funding of future educational programs related to risk management, or for necessary safety repairs to the physical property of a chapter house (especially those repairs and upgrades recommended by the Life Safety Inspection).


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