Student Involvement Awards

DEADLINE: Monday, April 7 at 5:00 pm

The Student Involvement Awards recognize UAA student clubs and their members for leadership, innovative programs, and contributions to the campus community.

Awards are given in the following areas:

1.     Student Club of the Year

2.     New Student Club of the Year

3.     Student Leader of the Year

4.     Advisor of the Year

5.     Outstanding Collaboration

To qualify for the awards, a student club must be currently registered by Club Council AND on UAA Life (CollegiateLink). 

Please examine this award information carefully to determine if your student club, your members, or one of your events meet the criteria for the award.  Organizations may nominate themselves for as many awards as they choose and may submit up to three nominations for each award. Individual programs, events, or projects may be nominated for more than one award. Students and Advisors may receive multiple nominations for Student Leader of the Year and Advisor of the Year.

Each application provides some areas to consider putting in the nomination.  You may address all of the points, one of them, or bring in information that is not specifically asked for but you believe is relevant. 

Nominations must be submitted to the Student Clubs and Greek Life Office by email uaa_clubs@uaa.alaska.edu by 5pm on Monday, April 7, 2014. Announcements of award recipients will be made by April 18, 2014.  

Should you have questions regarding the awards or the nomination process please contact the Student Clubs and Greek Life Office at 786-1385 or e-mail uaa_clubs@uaa.alaska.edu.

Student Club of the Year

This award is presented to a UAA student club that has demonstrated leadership, community involvement, and campus enrichment through its members, programs, and presence.

In 500 words or less please describe why you feel this student club should be named as Student Club of the Year. Key points in your nomination may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas:

  • Nominee
  • Organization/Person Nominating
  • How is the club's purpose clearly communicated and understood by all members?
  • How does the club participate in positive, engaging programs and events related to that purpose?
  • How do members of the club contribute to and identify with the development of their annual goals/objectives?
  • Are the majority of members active participants in the club's activities? If so, what motivates them to contribute actively to the club?
  • How do the club's programs and events demonstrate successful contribution to the quality of campus life and/or the Anchorage community?
  • How does the organization's activities promote each of the following:
    • The development of members' leadership skills
    • Members' personal growth and civic responsibility
    • Positive relationships with faculty, staff, peer groups, and/or Anchorage community
    • Cooperation among individuals and between groups

 

New Student Club of the Year

This award is presented to a new UAA student club that has demonstrated leadership and campus involvement through its members and programs.  A new student organization is considered to be one that formed within the last three semesters during Fall '12 and Spring '13/Fall '14 semesters..

In 500 words or less please describe why you feel this organization should be named as New Student Club of the Year. Key points in your nomination may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas:

  • Nominee
  • Organization/Person Nominating
  • How is the club's purpose clearly communicated and understood by all members?
  • Describe a particular situation in which the student club has inspired others to act. Explain this situation in terms of service to others through insight, values, and skills that may have been used to lead a group toward a common goal. In other words, how do they exemplify leadership and leadership skills?
  • Describe how growth from various experiences has assisted the club in becoming informed, responsible, and productive.
  • Describe a situation in which the club fostered cooperation among groups and individuals
  • Describe service that the club has provided to the University and/or Anchorage community. Please reflect on the quality of this service.
  • Explain how the club dealt with any challenges that it faced as a new group
  • Are the majority of members active participants in the club's activities? If so, what motivates them to contribute actively to the club?

Student Leader of the Year

This award is presented to a member of a UAA student club for demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, and participation in an organization.

In 500 words or less please describe why you feel this student should be named as Student Leader of the Year. Club Council Executive Board is ineligible for nominations. Key points in your nomination may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas:                                                          

  • Nominee & Nominee's Club
  • Organization/Person Nominating
  • Explain how the nominee's involvement in and/or contributions to Club Council have demonstrated a commitment to the club.
  • Illustrate a particular situation in which the nominee has inspired others to act. Explain this situation in terms of service to others through insight, values, and skills that may have been used to lead a group towards a common goal. In other words, how does he/she exemplify leadership and leadership skills?
  • Describe a situation in which the nominee fostered cooperation among groups and individuals.
  • Describe how the nominee provided service to Club Council.

Advisor of the Year

This award is presented to a UAA student club Faculty or Staff Advisor for demonstrating outstanding commitment and for providing leadership and guidance to the organization.

In 500 words or less please describe why you feel this faculty or staff member should be named as Advisor of the Year. Key points in your nomination may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas:

  • Nominee
  • Organization/Person Nominating
  • How has this advisor encouraged members' involvement in the UAA community?
  • Demonstrate how this advisor has assisted with increasing the organization's ability to work as a group toward a common goal.
  • Illustrate how this advisor has encouraged students to become informed, responsible, productive community members.
  • How has this advisor encouraged cooperation among groups and individuals?
  • How has this advisor encouraged students to provide quality service to the Anchorage and campus communities?


Outstanding Collaboration

This award is presented to a UAA student club(s) for planning and implementing a program in conjunction with at least one other UAA student club, UAA department, or a community partner/group.

In 500 words or less please describe why you feel this partnership should be named as Outstanding Collaboration. Key points in your nomination may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas:

  • Nominee
  • Organization/Person Nominating
  • What was the purpose and intended outcome of the program?
  • Please describe the event as fully as possible, including the planning and organization process utilized, so that a person who was not present could understand how the program fostered cooperation among clubs, departments, and/or Anchorage community groups.
  • Please describe the methods of publicity utilized (posters, newspaper ads, etc.).  You may enclose hard copy examples to supplement the nomination (no video tape).
  • Why did you choose to collaborate with each group or department and why was it necessary?