The Kalin Award was initiated in 1981 to reward outstanding students. The Huneke Distinguished Sponsor Award and the Sister Scholastica Most Commited Sponsor Award followed in 1986 and 1995, respectively, to recognize outstanding chapter sponsors. The Andree Mathematics Education Award was created in 1987 to encourage students who plan to teach mathematics. The Diane Rubin Service Award was initiated in 2004 to reward a chapter with a history of outstanding service to its community. In 2015, the Regional Sponsor of the Year Awards were established to celebrate a sponsor from each region who devotes their time to making Mu Alpha Theta a success at their school. Most recently, in 2015, the governing council added the Governors' Award for Leadership and Service, to reaward a student who has shown exceptional leadership and service to Mu Alpha Theta.