Student Organizations Excellence Awards
The Student Organizations Excellence Awards recognize the accomplishments of student organizations and leaders at UNC Charlotte.
The annual awards banquet will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, in the Student Union Multipurpose Room.
The banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18th, is the deadline to submit nominations.
Listed below are the categories for recognition and the links to submit your nomination(s).
Outstanding Student Organization
Recognizes the student organization that demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity, and perseverance; made a meaningful contribution to students, the University, and/or the surrounding community; and organized activities, events, and programs that have had a significant impact on the quality of campus life at UNC Charlotte.
Outstanding Student Organziation on-line application
Outstanding Graduate Student Organization
Recognizes the graduate student organization that demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity, and perseverance; made a meaningful contribution to graduate students, the University, and/or the surrounding community; and organized activities, events, and programs that have had a significant impact on the quality of campus life at UNC Charlotte.
Outstanding Graduate Student Organization on-line application
Outstanding New Student Organization (registered after April 1, 2013)
Recognizes a newly registered student organization that exhibited initiative in organizational development and strong potential to contribute to the quality of life as a recognized student organization at UNC Charlotte, and established a positive presence within the University and/or in the surrounding community. Collaborated with other student organizations and/or University departments.
Outstanding New Student Organization on-line application
Outstanding Student Organization Program
Recognizes a student organization program that enhanced the University community by utilizing a different and creative approach; explored and fostered innovative and efficient ways to reach and involve diverse student audiences; and coordinated and managed a fiscally sound, well-planned program that was open to all UNC Charlotte students. Events that took place from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 are eligible to be nominated.
Outstanding Student Organization Program on-line application
Outstanding Teamwork by a Student Organization
Recognizes the student organization that most embodied the elements of teamwork, collaboration, and quality programming that benefit UNC Charlotte; and worked most effectively with other student organizations, University departments, and/or the greater Charlotte community.
Outstanding Teamwork by a Student Organization on-line application
Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community by a Student Organization
Recognizes a student organization that made a meaningful contribution to the surrounding community through service, addressed an existing problem, was committed to working with and for others, and successfully inspired and motivated others to act.
Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community on-line application
Outstanding Student Organization On-line Presence
Recognizes a student organization with the most impressive online presence. Items for assessment include a combination of a webpage and uses of social media. Consider the webpage originality, creativity (layout and graphics), usability/navigation, and up-to-date/pertinent information. Created by a student and not professionally maintained. Submitting a Facebook Fan Page or number of Twitter followers alone will not be accepted.
Outstanding Student Organization On-line Presence application
Any recognized student organization (not only "spirit" organizations) embodying 49er school spirit, camaraderie, and participation in major university events during the 2013-2014 academic year is eligible.
49er Pride on-line application
Outstanding Student Organization Leader
Recognizes a student leader who provided exemplary service, commitment, and strong leadership to a student organization and UNC Charlotte; made a meaningful contribution to members of the organization; motivated the group; made him/herself available to student organization members and brought out strengths and talents of individuals in the group; exemplified integrity in all words and actions; and demonstrated initiative by seeking ways to challenge the present and enrich the future.
Outstanding Student Organization Leader on-line application
Recognizes a student leader whose long-term dedication and commitment have made a positive impact on sustaining the visibility of a student organization. Presented to a long-standing member of the organization that has left a positive mark on the group and at UNC Charlotte.
Leadership Legacy on-line application
Quiet Influence/Unsung Hero
Recognizes a student that puts his/her heart and soul into everything he/she does, but often goes unrecognized, works "behind the scenes," goes above and beyond typical requirements of a student organization member.
Quiet Influence/Unsung Hero on-line application
Outstanding New Advisor
Recognizes an advisor in his/her first or second year advising a student group who provides outstanding support for the organization in all situations and gives organization members fresh ideas that enhance their learning.
Outstanding New Advisor on-line application
Outstanding Advisor Lifetime Achievement
Recognizes an advisor who has at least three years experience as a student organization advisor at UNC Charlotte; has had a positive impact on a student organization and the University community; and demonstrates strong advising skills, is readily available to students, and takes great strides to help the organization's leaders.
Outstanding Advisor Lifetime Achievement on-line application
Student organization award recipients and individual award recipients will receive a plaque in recognition of their outstanding efforts!
Any individual (faculty, staff, student, community member, etc.) or student group may nominate themselves or another individual student or student organization. Please click on the individual links above to submit your nomination(s). The deadline is March 18th.