LEADERSHIP AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
All nominees must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA and in good standing with the University.
Outstanding First-Year Student Award
This award is designed to recognize the early accomplishments of first-year students to Life University. Any first-year student (no more than 4 completed quarters) is eligible for this award. The period of eligibility includes involvement from spring quarter of the previous year to present. The committee will recognize those students who have begun to develop their leadership skills and who have shown potential for great leadership at Life. This award may be awarded to an undergraduate, graduate, and/or doctoral student.
Outstanding Leadership Award
The Outstanding Leadership award is among the highest conferred to student leaders. This award recognizes upper quarter students who excel in leadership, service, and scholarship throughout their tenure at Life University. Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. Any undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student who is expected to graduate in the current year is eligible for this award.
Two awards will be given:
- Outstanding College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies Student
- Outstanding College of Chiropractic Student
The Humanitarian Award recognizes a student who has been outstanding in campus service activities. It is presented to any student who reflects an understanding and appreciation of human dignity in their efforts to foster a service culture at Life University.
Student Employee Award
On-campus student employment is one of many ways for students to get involved and build skills for a lifetime. This award recognizes the contributions of student employees to Life University. Any undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student employed within Life University is eligible to receive this award.
LIFE Leadership Award
The LIFE Leadership Award recognizes one student leader annually who has demonstrated outstanding involvement in co-curricular activities. Students must be currently involved in one of the following organizations: Student Council, Undergraduate Student Association, Programming Board, Student Ambassadors, Resident Assistants or Orientation Leaders.
Spirit of Life Award
The Spirit of Life Award recognizes students and/or student organizations that truly represent the values, traditions, and spirit of Life University through their engagement in and commitment to the campus community. Ideal nominees are students and organizations which have added to the honor and pride of the University in a meaningful way.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION AWARDSNomination Form
Outstanding Student Organization Awards
Life University is committed to recognizing student organizations and their impact on the students involved. Student organizations provide a place for the uninvolved student to become involved on our campus. These awards recognize student organizations that make extraordinary contributions to campus and their members through membership benefits, programming, connectedness to academics, and/or simply being active on campus.
Student Organization of the Year: any organization registered with Student Services prior to the start of fall quarter of the previous year.
New Student Organization of the Year: any organization that registered with Student Services for the first time, or re-registered a previously existing group after two or more years of inactivity, on or after the first day of fall quarter the previous year.
Student Organization Programming Awards
The student organization programming awards are designed to recognize student organizations which create and implement programs on campus related to five distinct categories listed below. Programs must have taken place between the start of spring quarter the previous year and the start of spring quarter the current year to be eligible for this award.
Transformational: This award recognizes student organizations for unique, creative programs, events, or initiatives which have led to a beneficial change and transformation for the organization and/or campus community.
Collaboration: This award recognizes collaborations among two or more student organizations to coordinate programs, events, or initiatives that benefit the campus and/or local community.
Member Recruitment: This award recognizes student organizations for programs, events, or initiatives which have contributed to effective and/or improved member recruitment.
Member Education and Development: This award recognizes student organizations for programs, events, or initiatives which have contributed to the professional or personal development of individual members and/or individual member knowledge of, and commitment to, the organization.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness: This award recognizes student organizations for programs, events, or initiatives which have contributed to effective and/or equity, diversity and inclusiveness on campus.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION AWARDSNomination Form
Student Organization Individual Contribution Awards
This award recognizes those students, faculty, and staff who have made extraordinary contributions to a student organization through their involvement, leadership, and dedication to the organization and its mission. Recognizing that organizational success requires individual contribution in a variety of formats and at all levels, this award is presented in four different categories:
New Member of the Year: A student who joined the organization on or after the start of winter quarter the previous year.
Member of the Year: A student, who does not hold a formal title/position of leadership within the organization, (example: an active member who regularly attends meetings and assists with events but has not been elected or appointed to a leadership role.)
Executive Leader of the Year: A student, who holds a formal title/position of leadership within the organization, (example: an active member who has been elected or appointed to a leadership role such as vice president, treasurer, or committee chairperson.)
President of the Year: A student, who holds a formal title/position of leadership within the organization, (example: an active member who has been elected or appointed to a leadership role such as President, Team Leader, or Captain.)
Advisor: University faculty and staff members who advise a registered student organization.
Additional consideration will be given to nominees for whom advising a student organization is not part of their job responsibilities.