Student Life Awards
The application process for the RSO Recognition Awards has never been easier: it's just a few clicks away. During recognition we recognize our student organizations, individuals, and their programs for there tremendous effort and impact. There is also a banquet where all of our Award winning individuals, programs, and organizations will be recognized for their contribution and that takes place on April 18th at 4:00pm. If you have witnessed one of these amazing things at all this year, please nominate them for the recognition they deserve. The Nomination Deadline is March 22nd at 5pm. For more information please contact Joshua Theil at email@example.com.
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Nomination materials include:
Justification written by nominator stating why the nominee deserves the recognition. (Required)
Any other materials that help to make your case (Optional unless Award description says otherwise.)
Letters of support from other people or entities
Web site material, etc.
PROGRAMMING AWARDS (SINGLE PROGRAM)
OUTSTANDING PROGRAM AWARD
Presented to an organization for a program that is recognized for its excellence. **All program nominations will be considered for this award.
Presented to an organization for a volunteer project that is recognized for its excellence. The program will have been exceptional and creative in its implementation and presentation. The program will have demonstrated commitment to community service. **Nominations should be supported with a letter by the beneficiary of the agency being benefited.
Presented to an organization for a financial gift for a philanthropy project. The program will have been exceptional and creative in its implementation and presentation. The program will have demonstrated commitment to philanthropy. It will have involved a significant number of organization members, as well as the attendance and/or the participation of nonmembers. **Nominations should be supported with a letter by the beneficiary of the agency being benefited.
Presented to an organization that has presented an exceptional educational program that addressed a topic or issue with the goal of educating the campus community. Programs should be well promoted and attended.
Presented to an organization for their commitment to programming at the Pew Campus in order to better connect the university.
MOST SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING
Presented to an organization that has conducted a fund raising activity (not philanthropic) that was successful both in raising financial resources for use by the organization, as well as in utilizing the entire organization membership in developing a sense of teamwork and commitment to the organization.
OUTSTANDING CULTURAL PROGRAM
Presented to an organization that has presented an outstanding program in the area of cultural diversity. The program should have dealt with a multicultural issue, and attracted a diverse group of students, faculty, and members of the community.
CO-SPONSORSHIP IN PROGRAMMING
Given to an organization that has excelled in the area of co-sponsorship with diverse number of student organizations and departments. The recipient of this award should have programmed more than one event with other organizations throughout the year.
Presented to an organization that has organized a successful weekend program. The program should have demonstrated a commitment to a “seven days a week” campus. Programs should be well promoted and attended.
OUTSTANDING FACULTY MEMBER
Presented to a faculty member on campus that has had a significant impact on a student organization (not as an advisor).
Presented to student organization advisor(s) who are recognized for the outstanding job they have done. The nominee must be a volunteer advisor (one who is not an advisor due to their job description or payment given from the group). **Nominations should include information about the advisor’s style, commitment, and contributions to the organization.
THE PRESIDENTS’ AWARD
Presented to individual(s) who have excelled as the President of an organization, through the use of leadership and organization development. **Nominees must have served a full term as president by the end of the academic year.
Presented to individual(s) who have excelled as an officer (other than President) of an organization, through the use of leadership and organization development. **Nominees must have served a full term by the end of the academic year.
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY ALLY
This award is presented to the non-profit organization/business that has contributed to the growth and development of student life at GVSU. The recipient must demonstrate a committed effort of collaboration with students/student organization. **The nominees cannot be affiliated with GVSU.
OUTSTANDING GVSU DEPARTMENT
This award is presented to the GVSU department that has contributed to the growth and development of student life at GVSU. The recipient must demonstrate a committed effort of collaboration with students/student organizations to help maintain and enhance a vibrant GVSU community.
MOST PROMISING FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR LEADER
Presented to a student leader who has been active in campus life and has made a commitment to improving the quality of life at Grand Valley. Nominees should have demonstrated involvement in such areas as residence life, student organizations, Laker Leadership programs, or other areas. **Candidates should be in good academic standing and must have completed the appropriate number of credits by the end of the current semester (freshman, 0-24 credits; sophomore, 25-54 credits; junior, 55-84 credits)
BEST NEW ORGANIZATION AWARD
Presented to an organization that is new to campus life. The organization should have developed a solid and active membership, clear goals for the organization, and demonstrated involvement in campus life.
ART HILLS SPIRIT
Presented to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding school spirit. This award is named in honor of Art Hills who exemplified the enthusiasm for campus life at Grand Valley. Art retired in 1988 as Executive Assistant to the President. He wrote the Grand Valley Alma Mater and was always active in promoting a positive spirit at Grand Valley. Organizations should have demonstrated school spirit at campus events and participation in campus life activities.
Presented to an organization that has made a significant contribution to campus life, has bridged gaps between organizations and individuals, and has demonstrated a commitment to service. Shelia Williams was an alumna of Grand Valley who, through her involvement in student organizations and campus departments, demonstrated an outstanding commitment to student life. Organizations applying for this award should have demonstrated a similar commitment.
SHELIA WILLIAMS OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION
MOST IMPROVED ORGANIZATION
Presented to the organization that has shown the most positive and active progress since the beginning of this academic year.
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