Student Activities Center

Student Organization Awards

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Past Recipients

Award Categories

The Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award is awarded to an individual in a student organization who has:

  • Inspired the growth and development of others. 

  • Made themselves available to group members, and brought out strengths and talents of individual group members.

  • Demonstrated initiative by seeking ways to challenge the present and enrich the future of their organization or the community at large. 

  • Made a meaningful contribution to the student, University, and surrounding communities through responsible leadership.

  • Held a leadership position in the organization.

The Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year Award is awarded to an adviser of a student organization who:  

  • Has had a positive impact on a student organization and the University community.

  • Demonstrates strong advising skills, is readily available to students, and takes great strides to help the organization's leaders.

  • Must be an official student organization adviser 

The Outstanding Commitment to Service Award is awarded to a student organization that has:

  • Demonstrated outstanding service to the Iowa State University and Ames communities.

  • Promoted the public good, not for financial gain.

  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity, or a new kind of engagement through a service initiative.

  • Created valuable learning experiences for students.

  • Nominations should be for student organizations only.

The Outstanding Commitment to Diversity Award is awarded to a student organization that has:

  • Provided information or activities about diversity or multicultural issues (race/ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, ability, cultural identity, etc.).

  • Demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance.

  • Made a meaningful contribution to the student, University, and surrounding communities.

  • Worked in collaboration with other organizations to enhance each organizations' goals.

  • Exemplified integrity in all areas of the organization.

  • Nominations should be for student organizations only.

The Outstanding Event of the Year Award recognizes:

  • Student organizations for conceiving, planning, and implementing an outstanding event for the ISU community.

  • An event that has fulfilled the mission of the organization(s).

  • All types of events, including ones that are social, cultural, recreational, educational, etc. are eligible.

  • An event open to the entire ISU community and/or public.


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