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Student Organization Award Recognition

The Office of Student Activities would like to present the Annual Student Organization Award Recognition (SOAR) honors to recognize organizations, officers/members, and advisors at Carnegie Mellon University. During the reception to be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5pm in Danforth Lounge, Student Activities will present awards and recognition for outstanding achievements in the following categories below. Nominations are received on a rolling basis and will be due Monday, April 28, 2014.

Outstanding Student Organization
The Outstanding Organization Award recognizes a Student Government Recognized Student Organization that displays overall excellence, creativity, and innovation. In addition, the organization has shown strong group collaboration and has made a meaningful contribution to the students, the Carnegie Mellon campus, and locally/globally. This award is based on the quality and impact of the organization’s campus and community programming, their participation in other events, and their effort to recruit and retain members. Qualifying organizations should be recognized for at least two academic years.

To submit a nomination for Outstanding Student Organization, please copy and paste link: https://thebridge.cmu.edu/form/start/21124

2013/2014 Nominations:

CMU Unicef
AB Special Events
Ballroom Dance Club
CM Solar Splash
Chinese Students and Scholars Association - Winner

Outstanding Student Organization Program
The Outstanding Programming Award recognizes a program/initiative that was student initiated, directed, and implemented by a Student Government Recognized Student Organization(s). The program/initiative has impacted and enhanced the CMU experience and community. The organization(s) displayed innovation and creativity in the overall implementation of the program/initiative. And lastly, the program/initiative was well-executed, fiscally responsible, and reached a diverse student audience. Supplemental nominations from individuals outside of the group will also be accepted. Please note: Programming awards are given to programs that occurred between August 26, 2013 and April 27, 2014.

To submit a nomination for Outstanding Student Organization Program, please copy and paste link: https://thebridge.cmu.edu/form/start/21139

2013/2014 Nominations:

Petting Zoo – AB Special Events - Winner
Scotch Ball – Ballroom Dance Club

Outstanding Student Organization Leader
“My Heart is in the Work” is the motto of Carnegie Mellon University and can be seen every day in and out of the classroom. The Outstanding Student Organization Leader Award recognizes the individual who successfully demonstrates their passion within their student organization while maintaining a commitment to academics. A nominee must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. An outstanding individual displays leadership through the following: artistic and intellectual curiosity, personal well-being, professional competency, leadership development, and engagement in and contribution to the larger community. An outstanding individual has also left a legacy and helped guide the organization into the future. Self-nominations will be accepted.

To submit a nomination for Outstanding Leader please copy and paste link: https://thebridge.cmu.edu/form/start/21133

2013/2014 Nominations:

Stephen Chen – CMU Rugby Football Club
Caroline Flowers – Greek Advisory Board
Tetyana Dolotova – Ballroom Dance Club - Winner
Megan Winsby – Activities Board
Lubov Zeifman – Jewish Grad Student Association
Caroline Record – Creator’s Coalition
Helen Chao – Ballroom Dance Club

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor
The Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award recognizes an advisor(s), who advises a Student Government Recognized Student Organization, for a strong commitment to their student organization while building meaningful relationships. Student Organizations with co-advisors can nominate both advisors on the same form.

To submit a nomination for Outstanding Advisor please copy and paste link: https://thebridge.cmu.edu/form/start/21242

2013/2014 Nominations:

Therese Tardio – Juntos - Winner
Sara Fiore – Lambda Sigma

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