Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal Nomination Process

medal1931-reverse-bwEach year, the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal is offered to accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada. It is our privilege to encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment.


Alpha Rho Chi awards the medal based on the nomination of the faculty of each school. The faculty should identify the graduating student who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. Upon making its selection, the school informs Alpha Rho Chi of its selection by completing the online form.

Nomination Form for Schools of Architecture

Multiple and Replacement Medals

Alpha Rho Chi provides one medal without charge to each school of architecture. A second or replacement medal costs $40 to help defray the costs of the program. Alpha Rho Chi requests that schools limit nominations to no more than two students in a single year.

When nominating a second student, the nomination form will accept payment by major credit card. If your school needs to arrange payment through another means or for an invoice, please email

Delivery and Deadlines

Every effort will be made to deliver the engraved medal to you within four to six weeks from receipt of your nomination form. If you need a “rush” delivery, please email to confirm the order and to communicate carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) information. Please note that most rush carriers do not deliver to P.O. boxes and require a physical address.

The deadline for each year’s medals program is June 30. However, if you need more time to determine your nominee, please contact us prior to the deadline so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Recognition of Winners

Alpha Rho Chi appreciates a presentation befitting of the award during your Commencement exercises or honors ceremony. An Alpha Rho Chi officer or appointed representative would be pleased to present the medal if scheduling permits. See our Officers page for a list of regional contacts.

A list of winners is published online as well as in our national newsletter, The Letter.

Contact Information

Worthy Grand Scribe

Alpha Rho Chi
210 W. Hamilton Avenue #298
State College, PA 16801