The Student Organization Chapter of the Year Award recognizes an organization that has exemplified outstanding achievements in leadership, engagement, service, and commemoration.
- No violations found or pending review of the student organization policy, or reported by the national chapter in the past year
- Highest chapter standard distinction awarded for the award year
- Provides evidence of regular and sustained achievements or recognition that support the award description
- Demonstrates high-quality chapter activities aimed at engaging members
- Evidence of an active and engaged leadership board
- Recipient must be supported unanimously by the leadership team and advisors
Nomination information for the 2022 University Awards will be posted in the future.
- 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
- Award recipients are recognized during Commencement weekend
- Perpetual Plaque in University Archives
- Award recipients are not required to attend Commencement to accept the award
R.E.A.D. Book Club
The R.E.A.D. Book Club aims to unite the student and alumni body through readying and to foster community through the discussion of various literary topics. Initially chartered in 2013, the R.E.A.D. Book Club has grown to nearly 700 members under the guidance of faculty advisors Natascha Gast and Beth Driver.
Highlights of AMU & APU R.E.A.D. Book Club include:
- Hosting twelve book discussions, including three author guest speakers, Alex Westmore, David Becker, and Paullett Golden
- Hosting a virtual book drive for Better World Books, an organization that provides books to those in need
- Coordinating monthly Charity of Choice initiatives to bring awareness to causes related to the monthly book topic. These charities included Room to Read, United through Reading, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Sponsoring National Day of Service Project, Random Acts of Reading, which encouraged members to donate a book to a Free Little Library or completing a LibriVox recording
- Lead a Lunch and Learn on Reading for Comprehension and Speed
- Publishing monthly newsletters to promote member engagement by share academic, personal, and professional achievements
- R.E.A.D. President, Kathryn Hill, served as a panelist at the 2020 Campus Leadership Institute President’s Panel
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.