The Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Chapter Award recognizes an OKU component chapter that has created exemplary programs that promote excellence at the local level. The award will honor a component chapter that has created innovative programs that foster excellence in the spirit of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.


Any component chapter, in good standing*, is eligible to receive the award. A chapter that receives the award will not be eligible for the award for 5 years.


The Chapter Award Selection Committee will consider all activities by a component chapter that recognizes and encourages the art, science and literature of dentistry. Selection will be based upon the innovative and creative programs that the chapter has developed to encourage excellence in educating and motivating students, faculty and the dental community.

The Chapter Award Selection Committee will review all material submitted in Annual Reports (due 1 calendar Month before the annual Meeting, but may be submitted earlier) to select a winner.  Decisions are made January 31 of the year of the Supreme Chapter Annual Business Meeting; therefore, submitting an annual report in November or December is advised.  

The award will be presented at the OKU Supreme Chapter Annual Business Meeting.



2015 - Mu Chapter, University of Iowa College of Dentistry

2016 - Omega Omega Chapter, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

2017 - Beta Gamma Chapter, University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine

2018 - Lambda Lambda Chapter, SUNY-Buffalo

2019 - Delta Delta Chapter, University of the Pacific

2020 - Sigma Chapter, University of Illinois, Chicago




UIC OKU Chapter received the "OKU Chapter Award" delivered by Secr-Treas Jon B. Suzuki in Chicago on October 14, 2020. The Washington DC ADEA meeting originally scheduled for March 2020 was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

Seema Ashrafi (President); Satish Alapati (Past-President); Blasé P. Brown (Sec. Treas.); Jon B Suzuki; Mark Valentino (President-elect); and Bill Bike (Vice-President.
Also, Dean Clark Stanford, UIC School of Dentistry, meeting with Secr-Treas Jon Suzuki in Chicago.