The Division of Student Affairs annually recognizes outstanding student leaders and student organizations for their contributions to campus life.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Student Resource Building
Leadership Opportunity: Join the Selection Committee
The awards selection committee reviews hundreds of nominations for several different awards and identifies the recipients each spring. The Awards Ceremony is emceed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs along with members of the selection committee. Students that have completed the Leadership Certification Program (LCP) are also recognized at this event. A reception in recognition of the awards nominees and recipients immediately follows the Awards Ceremony.
Awards fall into two categories: Individual Excellence and Organization Excellence. We are also thrilled to share news of local, regional, and national awards bestowed upon campus organizations.
Nominations are being accepted now! Nominations are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Select an award below to submit a nomination — students, staff, faculty and community members are all welcome to submit nominations!
Note: You do not need an OrgSync account to submit a nomination! After clicking a "Submit Nomination" link below, simply review the award description and click the green button labeled "Fill Out This Form."
Individual Excellence Categories
Leslie Griffin Lawson Outstanding Leadership - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the president/chairperson who has demonstrated an extraordinary personal commitment to his/her organization and has thus enabled the group to excel in fulfilling its mission and goals. This person’s efforts will have positively affected the organization in significant ways.
Carolyn Gray Buford "Encourage the Heart" - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the organization leader who has led his or her organization with heart by recognizing individual contributions, celebrating the values and victories of the organization, and fostering an environment of community and belonging among organization members.
This award is the first in a new series of five awards that recognize the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership outlined in The Leadership Challenge Workshop (Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Pfeiffer, 2010).
Individual Student Awards for Co-Curricular Activity - Submit Nomination
Freshman • Sophomore • Junior • New Transfer • Senior • Graduate Student
This award will recognize those students who contribute to the quality of campus life through their participation in co-curricular activities. Awards will be given to deserving students in each class level based on their contributions during the present academic year. Transfer students who arrived Summer or Fall of the present academic year should be recognized as New Transfers. Cumulative contributions are considered only when evaluating graduating seniors.
Outstanding Organization Advisor - Submit Nomination
This award will recognize the organization advisor who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to a registered campus organization by working closely with the officers, staying well informed of the organization’s progress, providing training opportunities, and serving as a resource for the organization. Staff members of the Office of Student Life are not eligible.
Faculty Involvement - Submit Nomination
This award will be presented to a faculty member whose work with a registered campus organization helps bridge the gap between learning inside and outside of the classroom. Nominees should be faculty who exemplify a passion for helping students learn and grow and who support the participation and development of students in co-curricular activities and in leadership roles.
Era Achievement Award - Advisor/Faculty/Staff - Submit Nomination
This award will honor an advisor who has at least three years of experience as a student organization advisor and who takes great strides to help the organization’s leaders. Nominees should be advisors who have demonstrated an enduring commitment to a registered campus organization by working closely with the officers, staying well informed of the organization’s progress, providing training opportunities, and serving as a resource for the organization. Staff members of the Office of Student Life are not eligible.
Organizational Excellence Categories
Anti-Bias Program - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the registered campus organization whose educational or social program promoted community harmony and the celebration of diversity, or addressed issues of bias in our community. The program awarded will be creative in content or delivery, and unlike any other program offered during the year.
Community Service/Humanitarian - Submit Nomination
Recognizes the outstanding registered campus organization that provides public service to benefit the disadvantaged, works remedy social problems, improves the quality of life for members of local and/or global community, and/or responds to an immediate need or a long-term goal by a community service effort.
Group Achievement - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes an informally organized group of students, committees, task forces, A. S. organizations and/or registered campus organizations that has contributed in a meaningful way to furthering the quality of the student experience through a series of efforts or activities or one notable event. This award celebrates the contribution to the community as well as the collaborative spirit of the informal alliance.
Late Nite Social Programming - Submit Nomination
Recognizes the registered campus organization whose social, recreational, or entertainment event or activity has exemplified the most effective and well-organized alternative to the Isla Vista party scene and/or promoted safe and responsible social interaction and behavior on or around the campus. Eligible organizations must have received funding from the After Dark Late Nite Social Programming Fund$ program during the academic year.
Most Creative Program - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the registered campus organization whose individual educational, recreational or social program has illustrated innovative techniques and concepts to benefit members of UCSB and/or the local community. The program will be creative in content or delivery, and unlike any other program offered during the year.
Most-Improved Student Organization - Submit Nomination
Recognizes the registered campus organization that has demonstrated the most significant overall improvement since the previous academic year. The organization will have flourished after having overcome issues within the organization and/or increased membership or community interest dramatically.
*NEW* Outstanding CommUnity Grant Program - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes an outstanding program sponsored by CommUnity Grants. All programs in this category are designed to promote campus discourse around issues related to identity and cross-cultural interaction, as well as to enhance collaboration between diverse student organizations in order to build understanding and unity. Eligible programs must have received a CommUnity Grant during the current academic year.
Progressive Use of Technology - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the registered campus organization that has done the most to advance its mission, goals, or purpose through the use of technology.
Residential Programming - Submit Nomination
Recognizes an outstanding Residential Life, Apartment Living, Residence Hall Association (RHA), or privately-owned residence hall entity that has contributed in a meaningful way to student development through a series of efforts or activities or one notable event. Eligible groups are associated with University-owned housing or a privately-owned residence hall (e.g., Fontainebleu or Tropicana Gardens).
Student-Initiated Outreach Program - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes a registered campus organization(s) whose members have taken it upon themselves to share the university’s responsibility in reaching out to talented, intelligent students for whom access to higher education may otherwise be limited, and who have assisted young people to overcome some of the perceived barriers in gaining admission to a university. Eligible groups must have received a Student-Initiated Outreach Program (SIOP) Grant Award during the academic year.
Student Organization of the Year - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the registered campus organization(s) that continues to demonstrate overall, well-rounded success through multiple avenues, such as a diversity of programs, increased member participation, leadership development, and other notable achievements that contribute to the campus community over the academic year.
*NEW* Sustainability Champion - Submit Nomination
This award recognizes the group or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the campus' environmental sustainability efforts and whose work has had a significant campus impact. Ideally the nominee’s work touches on each of the 3 E’s of sustainability – Environmental Impact, Social Equity, and Economic Prosperity. Not every measure will relate to every nominee.
Recognition of Local/Regional/National Awards
If your organization has been recognized for outstanding accomplishments by a LOCAL, REGIONAL or NATIONAL organization during the 2012-13 academic year, please submit a recognition form. We will announce your award and include in the Leadership & Activities Awards program. Submit an award.