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The 2014 Student Leadership Award categories are as follows:

Distinguished Student Leader - This prestigious award is presented to students with exceptional leadership experiences and qualities, demonstrated both on campus and in the community.  Students given this award have been involved in a variety of organizations, held significant leadership roles or positions, and been involved in numerous projects across campus that demonstrate collaboration and community.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Leadership.  Highlight the candidate’s impact in a multiple areas of student life on campus through leadership opportunities in student organizations, student programs, through campus committees, or other involvement at UM-Dearborn.

Collaboration and community building on campus.  Highlight at least five different campus entities (ie – student organizations, departments, committees) with which the nominee has served or partnered and how that work has led to positive outcomes for UM-Dearborn.

Metropolitan engagement in Metro Detroit. Describe the nominee’s community work.  Examples may include community service or service learning, sustained volunteer service at a local agency, work to promote or enhance a community issue, or advocacy.  Each example should outline the impact of the work of the nominee.

 

Distinguished Student Organization Advisor - This award is presented to an advisor who has had a positive impact on a student organization and on campus. This individual should demonstrate strong advising skills and be readily available to students.  Additionally, this person should provide a significant level of support and sensitivity to individual and organization needs.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Student support.  Highlight the ways in which the student organization advisor supports the success of individual students.

Organizational support. Articulate the ways in which the student organization advisor supports the needs of the organization.

 

Outstanding Student Organization (RSO) - This award is presented to organizations that offer superior quality events/activities, organizational interaction and support.  This group should support student life, maintain a dedicated membership, be active in campus-wide student life programs and initiatives as well as being be a significant positive impact on campus life. Include a current roster of members, awards received, and any other pertinent information.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Exemplary programming.  Include information about the scope and scale of programs, numbers of individuals impacted or served, and any partnerships or collaborations resulting from this program.

Outstanding membership.  A membership roster should be submitted.  Additionally, include information showing the benefits of membership for students, and the positive impacts for students from being involved.

Contribution to campus community.  In addition to demonstrating exemplary programming, articulate the RSO’s contribution the UM-Dearborn campus community.

 

Outstanding Student Organization (University Sponsored Organization) This award is presented to organizations that offer superior quality events/activities, organizational interaction and support.  This group should support student life, maintain a dedicated membership, be active in campus-wide student life programs and initiatives as well as being be a significant positive impact on campus life. Include a current roster of members, awards received, and any other pertinent information.

Exemplary programming.  Include information about the scope and scale of programs, numbers of individual impacted or served, and any partnerships or collaborations resulting from this program.

Outstanding membership.  A membership roster should be submitted.  Additionally, include information showing the benefits of membership for students, and the positive impacts for students from being involved.

Contribution to campus community.  In addition to demonstrating exemplary programming, articulate the RSO’s contribution the UM-Dearborn campus community.

 

Outstanding Greek Chapter - This award is presented to social fraternities or sororities that demonstrate superior philanthropy, community service, leadership programming and academic achievement.  The organization should be active in campus-wide programs, have a significant positive impact on campus, and contribute to unity within Greek Life.  Additionally, the chapter should be able to demonstrate collaborations with other chapters, student organizations and community partners.  

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

 Community engagement.  Address not only dollars raised for charity but hours serving community, and an overall collective impact on either a community or on an issue.

Leadership.  Demonstrate chapter leadership in either campus or community issues or programs and how that leadership benefits Greek Life at UM-Dearborn.

Collaborations.  Provide evidence of a variety of collaborations and partnerships that the chapter has been involved in throughout the year.

 

Outstanding Student Organization Program - This award is presented to a program or series coordinated by a student organization, which enhanced student life.  Awarded programs should reach a broad audience and have campus wide visibility.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Campus and/or community impact.  Provide evidence of impact on campus through overall attendance and measurement of impact on student life and/or on a particular issue.  Similarly, provide evidence of enhancing student life.

Visibility.  Articulate the visibility (both on campus and/or off campus) of the program.

 

Outstanding Student Employee - Awarded to an outstanding student employee in any department on campus.  Employee must demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond the expectations, be a team player, and assist co-workers.  Student Interns may be considered for this award.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Exceeding expectations. Provide evidence that the nominee consistently exceeds expectations.

Team player.  Demonstrate the teamwork and collaboration skills of the nominee.

Advances the mission.  Highlight the ways in which the work of the student employee contributes to advancing the University mission.

 

Outstanding Commitment to Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (Individual Student) - Awarded to a student who through projects and service, individually or as part of a group, has positively impacted UM-D and his or her own community.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Impact.  Provide evidence that the work of the student has created impact on an issue, with an organization, or on campus.

Commitment to community.  Describe the student’s continued commitment to community and how that is actively demonstrated in their work/service.

 

Outstanding Commitment to Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (Student Organization) - Awarded to a student organization that through projects and service, positively impacted UM-D and/or their community.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Impact.  Provide evidence that the work of the organization has created impact on an issue, with an organization, or on campus.

Commitment to community.  Describe the groups continued commitment to community and how that is actively demonstrated in their work/service.

 

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (Individual Student) - This award honors student leaders with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through student life programming and positive interactions with other students, faculty and staff.  Recipients should be involved in programs or services which aim to promote an inclusive and safe campus.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Impact.  Provide evidence that the work of the student has contributed to creating an inclusive and safe campus.  Provide information about programs and/or services created or strengthened on campus as a result of the students’ work.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.  Describe the student’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and how that is actively demonstrated through their work/service.

 

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (Student Organization) - This award honors student organizations with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through student life programming and positive interactions with other students, student organizations, faculty and staff.  Recipients should be involved in programs or services which aim to promote an inclusive campus.

To be considered, nomination packets should address the following:

Impact.  Provide evidence that the work of the organization has contributed to creating an inclusive and safe campus.  Provide information about programs and/or services created or strengthened on campus as a result of the organization’s work.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.  Describe the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and how that is actively demonstrated through their work/service.

 

How to nominate someone for a 2014 Leadership Award

The nominations for Student Leadership Awards will be submitted online.  Nominators will submit information on our online form, and upload letters of support.  A confirmation email will be sent to all those who have submitted online letters of support to ensure their validity.  All nominations (including supporting documentation such as letters of support) must be submitted on the online form by 5 pm on Friday, March 7, 2013.  Late submissions will not be accepted.