Student Leadership Awards Directory

Individual Category

Any undergraduate student that meets the criteria of the award description is eligible to be nominated. Multiple award winners can be chosen per the discretion of the selection committee

TITLE CRITERIA/DESCRIPTION
Patricia B. Kilpatrick Award

Any undergraduate student who made a great impact on campus through his/her personal character. This can be done though:

  • Building bridges
  • Breaking down barriers
  • Demonstrating Spartan spirit
  • Having genuine pride for attending CWRU
Outstanding Freshman

Any first year student who has demonstrated any of the following is eligible for consideration:

  • A desire to learn more about leadership and being a leader at CWRU
  • Demonstrated personal growth
  • Shows initiative, motivation, and potential for continued student leadership
  • Helps others to achieve their potential
Outstanding Sophomore

Any second year student who has demonstrated any of the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Establishes personal or professional goals and has begun to achieve those goals through their involvement
  • Quality, scope, and level of involvement exceed the average sophomore student
  • Helping others to achieve their potential
Outstanding Junior

Any third year student who has demonstrated any of the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Established personal and professional goals and continue to achieve those goals and develop as a student leader through their involvement
  • Quality, scope, and level of involvement exceed the average junior student
  • Demonstrates a desire to build bridges and sustainable partnerships within our campus community
  • Helping others to achieve their potential
Outstanding Senior

Any graduating senior who has demonstrated any of the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Achieves personal and professional goals and growth through skill building and leadership development
  • Quality, scope, and level of involvement exceed the average senior student
  • Demonstrates a desire to build bridges and sustainable partnership within our campus community or the greater Cleveland community
  • Helping others to achieve their potential through mentoring and facilitating the development of rising leaders
Laurie Zelman Outstanding International Student

Any undergraduate international student who has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Creates an inclusive and open campus community
  • Encourages an understanding among people of different cultures
  • Achieves personal goals through their involvement
  • Helps others to achieve their potential
Outstanding Community Service Award

Any undergraduate student who has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Demonstrates a sustained commitment to service that contributes to meeting the needs of others.
  • Serves in partnership with one or more community organizations to create positive impact through service.
Outstanding Club/Organization Member

Any undergraduate student in a USG-recognized student organization who meets the following criteria is eligible for consideration:

  • Must hold a non-elected position within the organization
  • Has a positive attitude and motivation to drive the mission of the organization
  • Completes tasks and duties to a high level of quality
  • Positively influences the organization
Outstanding Club/Organization Officer Any undergraduate student in a USG-recognized student organization who meets the following criteria is eligible for consideration:
  • Serves in an executive role within the organization
  • Goes above and beyond responsibilities to consistently improve their organization
  • Works to create programs, policies, or services to make our campus community better
  • Encourages others in the organization and helps members to achieve their personal goals and potential
  • Creates partnerships and builds bridges to maintain sustainable growth on or off campus
President's Award

Any graduating senior who demonstrates the following is eligible for consideration:

  • A commitment to bettering our campus community throughout their entire undergraduate experience
  • Has made sacrifices for the sake of benefiting their organization, the growth of others, and the University
  • Built strong partnerships and has made meaningful connections within the University or Cleveland community
  • Demonstrated personal growth and leadership development throughout their entire undergraduate experience.
The Glenn Nicholls Award for Ethical Leadership This award is given to an undergraduate student who has actively demonstrated strong ethical leadership. He/she guides others through challenging dilemma's; demonstrates values which are transparent through his/her actions and has often taken the often unpopular stance in areas of leadership. This leader often is able to demonstrate right and wrong concepts with clarity.
Outstanding Supplemental Instruction Leader

Any student who has served as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 and has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Served as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader during the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semester
  • Made a significant contribution to student understanding of course material
  • Developed and demonstrated superb leadership and professional skills
  • Showed sincere care and concern for the academic success of SI participants
Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Officer

Any graduate student in a recognized student organization who meets the following criteria is eligible for consideration:

  • Serves in an executive role within the organization
  • Goes above and beyond responsibilities to consistently improve their organization
  • Works to create programs, policies, or services to make our campus community better
  • Encourages others in the organization and helps members to achieve their personal goals and potential
  • Creates partnerships and builds bridges to maintain sustainable growth on or off campus
Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Member

Any graduate student in a recognized student organization who meets the following criteria is eligible for consideration:

  • Must hold a non-elected position within the organization
  • Has a positive attitude and motivation to drive the mission of the organization
  • Completes tasks and duties to a high level of quality
  • Positively influences the organization
Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Development

This award is given to a faculty member who works with students and/or student groups outside of the classroom to support the division of student affairs mission and enhance the student development experience at CWRU.

The division of student affairs mission is "to actively seek out, engage, and serve students with quality developmental, intentional and comprehensive experiential learning opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and vibrant university community."

Group & Program Category

Any undergraduate student organization, student organization member, or individual who hosted a program or series that meet the listed criteria is ELIGIBLE to be nominated.

TITLE CRITERIA/DESCRIPTION
Dignity of Difference Award The Dignity of Difference Award recognizes student organizations and/or programs for efforts that have embodied the institutional core values of diversity and inclusion and enhanced the campus climate related to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, culture, disabilities, and wellness.

Criteria

  • enhanced human dignity and an understanding of multicultural populations in the Case Western Reserve University and surrounding communities
  • encouraged relationships and interactions among people of different backgrounds
  • heightened sensitivity of participants
  • diminished prejudice and discrimination
Dorothy Pijan Outstanding
New Student Event or Program Series
Open to any student or student organization who has:
  • Developed and implemented a new outstanding and innovative program that is two years or less old. Nomination should be for the program that occurred between February 2014 and February 2015.
  • Met or exceeded the goal and mission of the new event/program series
  • Contributed to the quality of life at CWRU
Dorothy Pijan Outstanding
Established Student Event or Program Series

Open to any student or student organization who has:

  • Demonstrated the enhancement of an established event or program series through:
    • building new partnerships
    • reaching new audiences
    • positive innovation
  • Demonstrated performance of meeting the goal and mission of the program that went above and beyond previous years
Group Community Service Award

Presented to any student organization who demonstrates the following:

  • Demonstrates a sustained commitment to service that contributes to meeting the needs of others.
  • Serves in partnership with one or more community organizations to create positive impact through service.
Outstanding Student Organization of the Year

Presented to any University recognized undergraduate student organization who has demonstrated excellence this year in furthering their mission through:

  • Excellence in programming
  • Advocacy for a cause of concern
  • Service to the campus or community
  • Leadership development of members
  • Relationship building and promoting collaboration
  • Organization's work has improved student life and has increased the quality of our campus community
Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year Presented to any University recognized undergraduate student organization that:
  • Was established between February 2012- February 2014
  • Demonstrated excellence in establishing and striving to achieve goals and the mission of their organization
  • Contributed to the growth and promise toward improving the quality of life on campus
Outstanding Graduate Student Organization of the Year

Presented to any University recognized graduate student organization that:

  • Excellence in programming
  • Advocacy for a cause of concern
  • Service to the campus or community
  • Leadership development of members
  • Relationship building and promoting collaboration
  • Organization's work has improved student life and has increased the quality of our campus community

Student Leadership Awards Ceremony: April 15, 2015

Check out our list of previous award recipients.

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