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Outstanding New Organization Award

The Outstanding New Organization Award recognizes a newly created organization that has established a positive presence at the university and has collaborated with other student organizations or university departments to ensure they have a firm foundation for their chapter.

Selection Criteria

  • Actively reporting chapter standards to show program progression
  • No violations found or pending review of the student organization policy, or reported by the national chapter in the past year
  • Established less than one calendar year at the university
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to organizational development and leadership
  • Evidence of chapter activities that impact university life and create a positive campus presence
  • Evidence of an active and engaged leadership board

Nomination Process

Deadline for nominations for 2022 will be posted in the future.

Selection Process

  • The University Awards Committee reviews submissions
  • Top candidates are submitted to the vice-president of Student Services for final review and approval
  • There may be more than one award winner selected in a calendar year (based on the discretion of the review committee); however, if no qualified candidates are nominated, the award may not be given
  • Evidence of chapter activities that impact university life and create a positive campus presence
  • Evidence of an active and engaged leadership board

Commencement Attendance

  • Award recipients are recognized during Commencement weekend
  • Perpetual Plaque in University Archives
  • Award recipients are not required to attend Commencement to accept the award

The submission deadline for 2021 nominations is now closed. Stay tuned later in the year when we begin preparing for the 2022 awards. Contact the University Awards Committee if you have questions.