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Student Organizations Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce the date for the Student Orgs Excellence Awards! 
April 8th, 2024 
5:30-7:30pm 
Popp Martin Student Union 
 

Join us for an evening of celebrating the student organizations community and all you have accomplished this year! Come enjoy free food, great raffle prizes, and watch as we announce the 2023-2024 Student Orgs Excellence Award Winners! The Student Involvement Office will be sending out invitations in mid-March to nominated students. Save the date and be on the lookout!

Awards (all applications due Feb 29, 2024)

Student Organization of the Year (Above 25 members): This award recognizes the student organization that demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity, and perseverance; made a meaningful contribution to students, the University, and/or the surrounding community; remained visible, and provided consistent programming or content that has had a significant impact on UNC Charlotte. The winning organization will get $300.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.
 


Student Organization of the Year (Below 25 members): This award recognizes the student organization that demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity, and perseverance; made a meaningful contribution to students, the University, and/or the surrounding community; remained visible, and provided consistent programming or content that has had a significant impact on UNC Charlotte. The winning organization will get $300.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.
 

 

Student Organization Program of the Year : Recognizes a student organization program that enhanced the University community by utilizing a different and creative approach; explored and fostered innovative and efficient ways to reach and involve diverse student audiences; and coordinated and managed a well-planned program that was open to all UNC Charlotte students.  Events that took place from March 2023 to March 2024 are eligible to be nominated. The program can be a virtual OR in-person program. The winning organization will get $200.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.

 

Student Organization Leader of the Year: Recognizes a student leader who provided exemplary service, commitment, and strong leadership to a student organization and UNC Charlotte; made a meaningful contribution to members of the organization; motivated the group; made themselves available to student organization members and brought out strengths and talents of individuals in the group; exemplified integrity; and demonstrated initiative by seeking ways to challenge the present and enrich the future. The winning student will get a $100.00 bookstore shopping spree.

 

New Student Org of the Year: This award recognizes our new Student Organizations, specifically those organizations that were created after April 1st, 2023. Additionally, this award recognizes an organization that fills a new niche, caters to a previously unsupported or unrecognized demographic, or one that had successes in programming, recruitment and retention of their members during their first year. The winning organization will get $150.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.

 

Outstanding Social Media Presence :This award recognizes the student organization who created a robust online presence. This recognizes organizations that effectively use Niner Engage and other social media platforms to help folks learn about their organization and the wonderful things that their group has to offer. We are looking for groups that have used innovative strategies to Engage with their users specifically with Niner Engage and other platforms. The winning organization will get $100.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.
 


Outstanding Niner Engage Presence :This award recognizes the student organization who created a robust online presence. This recognizes organizations that effectively use Niner Engage and other social media platforms to help folks learn about their organization and the wonderful things that their group has to offer. We are looking for groups that have used innovative strategies to Engage with their users specifically with Niner Engage and other platforms. The winning organization will get $100.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.
 

Advisor of the Year: This award recognizes a Staff or Faculty member who advises a Student Organization. Please consider Staff or Faculty members who have not only performed their duties as assigned, but provided comprehensive support for the organization they advise. Examples include referrals to campus resources, extensive knowledge of University policy and procedures, as well as other acts of kindness or aptitude for advising. The winning advisor will get a $100.00 bookstore shopping spree.

 

Community Impact: This award recognizes the Student Organization that dedicated significant time and effort to support of the Charlotte community or surrounding folks from marginalized communities. Service hours, volunteer opportunities and other acts of philanthropy should be considered when nominating for this award. The winning organization will get $150.00 to be used towards organization prizes or activities.