Student Organization Leadership Awards
Student Organization Awards Luncheon
April 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
USA Student Center Ballroom
Awards Applications and Descriptions
Only one nomination per registered student organization will be accepted for each award.
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2018
Student Organization of the Year
This award is given to a student organization which exemplifies commitment to the betterment and strengthening of the organization’s chosen community/audience. The winning organization should have strong leadership who consistently work together toward the group’s common goals. In addition, these organizations should serve as role models for the other University of South Alabama registered student organizations.
Graduate Organization of the Year
This award is given to one graduate student organization that has augmented the college experience for USA graduate students exemplifying commitment to the betterment and strengthening of the organization’s chosen community/audience. This organization should have strong leadership that consistently works together toward the group’s common goals. In addition, this organization should serve as a role model for the other USA registered graduate student organizations.
Outstanding Program of the Year
University of South Alabama student organizations promote high quality programs that complement the rigor of our academic environment. These programs become cherished Jaguar experiences by maturing into USA’s proudest traditions and highly energetic school-spirited events.
This award recognizes a student organization program that enhanced the University community and explored and fostered innovative and efficient ways to reach and involve diverse student audiences. The program was coordinated and managed in a fiscally sound manner and was open to all USA students.
Outstanding Student Organization Leader of the Year
This award will be given to the individual who best exemplifies the leadership qualities within the student organization. This student is consistently motivating and encouraging to other members. The Outstanding Student Organization Leader provides vision for the group and leads by example in accomplishing the goals. This person challenges fellow members to excel and understands the limits of the group. This person should be an effective communicator and a positive role model for his/her peers.
Emerging Leader of the Year
This award is intended to honor the accomplishments of a member succeeding in a new position. Various examples of Emerging Leaders include: Members who have been with the organization for a year or less, members who have not held an officer position prior to the current year, members who have allowed their leadership abilities to flourish this 2016-2017 year, and more.
This award will be given to the individual who made a significant impact in their organization, exhibited a high level of participation and volunteerism, and whose efforts have made a difference in the community and/or on campus. This award recognizes a student who has chosen to go above and beyond what is asked of them in their contribution toward their organization.
Who can submit nominations?
Any student, faculty, or staff member may submit a nomination on behalf of a student organization, although most of our applications come directly from the organizations themselves, so don't be shy about self-nominating!