Orientation & Student Leadership Programs
Celebrating Leadership Awards
There are several awards available to honor student leaders and their faculty & staff advisors at Rowan:
- Leadership Certification: Students completing Leadership Training, Leadership Application & Organizational Effectiveness, and/or Leadership Sustainability experiences will automatically receive their certifications.
- Outstanding Student Leader: Any enrolled Rowan University student who has provided the institutional community with both leadership and service, including:
- Displayed dedication to and achievement in academics.
- Demonstrated team building skills.
- Worked effectively with diverse groups of individuals and displayed cultural awareness.
- Learned about community issues and was both engaged and involved in his/her contributions.
- Was involved with other departments and organizations within the University.
- Motivated and inspired other students.
- Exemplified personal values of integrity and dedication.
- Outstanding New Member: Any enrolled Rowan University student who has provided the institutional community with both leadership and service. Student must be enrolled in their first or second year at Rowan University. Student must have displayed a commitment to their organization. Criteria: Student effectively contributed to the organization in a voluntary capacity through his/her actions, demeanor, and dedication. Personified both the goals and mission of the organization. Worked effectively with all group members and contributed ideas to enhance the organization.
- Legacy Award: Current undergraduate student who has been involved in co-curricular activities for at least two years.
Criteria: Student has been dedicated to the Rowan community. Is a role model for all students and has made an impact through his/her leadership qualities and accomplishments.
- Program of the Year: Program must be created or implemented by Rowan University students serving in a voluntary capacity. The student organization must be chartered with SGA or be affiliated with a Rowan University department. Undergraduate or graduate students must make up the majority of members. Awards may be given to programs in the following areas: Education/Academic; Cultural; Social; and Service.
Criteria: Program has contributed to the enhancement of Rowan University and its students. Must exemplify the goals, mission, and values of the institution. Program aims to target diverse students and allows them to be involved within the University and community through creative and unique means.
- Tapestry Award: Current student, staff, or faculty member who has effectively demonstrated intercultural awareness and contributed to educating the Rowan community about diversity and social justice. Eligible students must be in good academic standing and involved in a department or organization at Rowan University.
Criteria: Individual has taken steps to promote social justice and intercultural awareness throughout the University community and possibly beyond.
- Outstanding Student Organization: Any student organization that provided leadership and is either chartered by the Student Government Association, a recognized fraternity or sorority, a recreational club, or a University publication. Majority of members must be current undergraduate or graduate students.
Criteria: Organization must exemplify the goals and mission of Rowan University. Contributed to the enhancement of Rowan students and community. Exemplified cultural awareness by recruiting diverse members. Organizations who have been selected by the Student Government Association as Student Organizations of the Month are strongly encouraged to submit nominations.
- Outstanding Efforts in Community Service: Any student organization that provided leadership and is either chartered by the Student Government Association, a recognized fraternity or sorority, a recreational club, or a University publication. Majority of members must be current undergraduate or graduate students.
Criteria: Any student organization who has made outstanding efforts to serve the community through service or philanthropy. It could be from a single event or continued efforts on or off campus. Organization must have demonstrated altruistic qualities that promote service to others. This award encourages students to live a life of service through institutional gratitude and recognition and to inspire students to take positive action that can change the world.
- Advisor of the Year: An advisor of a student organization who has provided leadership through effective advising. The organization must be chartered or affiliated with a Rowan University department. Majority of the members in the organization must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Advisors must be one of the following: Rowan faculty member, staff, or graduate student.
Criteria: Contributed to student learning, while allowing students to also be autonomous. Provided students with an understanding of the organization and other departments within Rowan University. Encouraged students and allowed for them to comfortably address their questions, concerns, and ideas. Exhibited cultural awareness. Was seen as a positive role model and exemplified the goals and mission of the organization.
The 2016 award nomination deadline is Friday March 4th, 2016.
Please complete the award nomination form online by Friday, March 4th at 5 p.m.
- Outstanding Student Leader
- Outstanding New Member
- Legacy Award
- Program of the Year
- Tapestry Award
- Outstanding Student Organization
- Outstanding Efforts in Community Service Award
- Advisor of the Year
Successful award nominations will address each of the eligibility criteria in the short-answer response.
Please join us for the fifth annual Celebrating Leadership Awards reception:
Rowan University Celebrating Leadership Awards
Sunday April 10th, 2016
Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom
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