The Student Organizations Excellence Awards recognize the accomplishments of student organizations and leaders at UNC Charlotte.
Excellence Awards Categories:
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
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.
2015-2016 Winner: SPIE/OSA
Outstanding New Student Organization
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.
2015-2016 Winner: College Buddies
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 March 2015 to February 2016 are eligible to be nominated.
2015-2016 Winner: Undergraduate Association for the Study of Black History's Greensboro Four Simulation
Outstanding Teamwork/Collaboration 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.
2015-2016 Winner: Delta Phi Lambda
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Sigma Kappa
Any recognized student organization (not only "spirit" organizations) embodying 49er school spirit, camaraderie, and participation in major university events during the 2015-2016 academic year is eligible.
2015-2016 Winner: Cheer Nation
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Nehal Tanna from National Society of Leadership and Success
Student Leadership Legacy
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Emily Teague-Palmieri from Mu Tau Beta
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Sanan Elgaali from Lambda Theta Alpha
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Sara Levens from Society for Undergraduate Research on Emotion
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.
2015-2016 Winner: Solomon Frankling from Collegiate 100
Honors and Awards Applications
Apply for Honors and Awards through the Dean of Students Office such as Commencement Speaker, Bell Ringer, The Bonnie Cone Leadership Award, Noble Niner and Chuck Lynch Awards, and the Chancellor's Citations for Leadership and Service.