Student Leadership Awards Directory

Individual Category

Any undergraduate student that meets the criteria of the award description is eligible to be nominated.

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 a genuine pride for attending CWRU

Outstanding
Freshman

(up to three students can win this award)

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

(up to three students can win this award)

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

(up to three students can win this award)

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

(up to three students can win this award)

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 Orientation Leader

Presented to an individual who:

  • Served as an Orientation Leader during the current academic year
  • Understands, addresses, and advocates for new students and families transitioning into the University
  • Demonstrates care and commitment to new students beyond orientation
  • Acts as an exemplary role model to fellow orientation student staff
Outstanding Orientation Adventure Leader Presented to an individual who:
  • Served as an Adventure Leader during the current academic year
  • Understands, addresses, and advocates for new students and families transitioning into the University
  • Demonstrates care and commitment to new students beyond orientation
  • Acts as an exemplary role model to fellow orientation student staff
Outstanding International Student Ambassador Presented to an individual who:
  • Served as an International Student Ambassador during the current academic year
  • Understands, addresses, and advocates for new students and families transitioning into the University
  • Demonstrates care and commitment to new students beyond orientation
  • Acts as an exemplary role model to fellow orientation student staff
Outstanding Supplemental Instruction Leader

Any student who has served as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 and has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Served as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader during the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 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 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.
Organization-Specific Category

Any undergraduate student that is an official member of the organization in question listed below and meets the other criteria is eligible to be nominated.

TITLE CRITERIA/DESCRIPTION
Outstanding Representative of the Class Officers

A current or past class officer who demonstrates a commitment to serving and forwarding the mission and vision of the Class Officer Collective through any of the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Serving as a campus catalyst
  • Being an available resource for classmates
  • Innovating and motivating change in our campus community
  • Enlightening others to achieve their full potential
  • Showing and supporting CWRU spirit and pride
Outstanding Member of the Media

Any undergraduate student who is a member of a Media Board organization and demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • He or she fosters and encourages responsible and ethical forums of student expression
  • Has made strong contributions in one of the media forums which has enriched the student experience
  • Advanced their organization's mission and serves as an excellent team player
Outstanding Member of RHA

Any undergraduate student who is a member of the Residence Hall Association and has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • A strong commitment to improving their residential community through:
  • Advocacy for residential students
  • Developing leadership skills and abilities of self and others
  • Programming to meet the needs of the community
Outstanding Member of UPB

Any undergraduate student who is a member of the University Program Board and has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Dedication toward the planning and production of campus programs through:
  • Creativity in programming
  • Participation in UPB board activities and committee events
  • Collaboration and development of partnerships
Outstanding Member of USG

Any undergraduate student who is a member of the Undergraduate Student Government and demonstrates the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to support the USG goals
  • Actively promotes and advocates undergraduate student interests
  • Provides student organizational support
  • Demonstrates leadership development of self and others
Greek Woman of the Year

Any Senior sorority woman who has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Has provided distinguished service to their chapter, the Panhellenic Council, and the greater Greek Community.
David E. Michael Greek Man of the Year

Any Senior fraternity man who has demonstrated the following is eligible for consideration:

  • Has provided distinguished service to their chapter, the Interfratenity Council, and the greater Greek 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 occurred between February 2013 and February 2014.
  • 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 Sports Club of the Year

Presented to a University recognized sports club who has demonstrated furthering the mission of their organization through:

  • The leadership and personal development of members
  • Programming tied to the mission of the organization
  • CWRU spirit and pride
  • Campus involvement & achievement
Outstanding Student Organization of the Year

Presented to any University recognized 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 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
Community Council of the Year

Presented to a RHA Community Council that has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving their community through:

  • Advocacy for residential students
  • Developing leadership skills and abilities of residents
  • Programming to meet the needs of the community

Student Leadership Awards Ceremony: April 22, 2014

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