The Governors State University Student Senate and the Office of Student Life cordially invite you to nominate a student leader, or a student
club/organization for recognition in the Student Leadership Awards
Ceremony 2017. Below you will find the nomination categories and
descriptions. All nominations will must be submitted through this
format. All nominees must be in good standing with GSU. All clubs and
organizations must be recognized as an official club/organization by
5th Annual Student Leadership Awards
Friday, April 21, 2017
RSVP required online via Jaguar Connection. Please RSVP online by April 19
Leadership Award Categories:
Complete a nomination for any of the categories: Student Leadership Awards Nomination Form
The Outstanding Student Club/Organization Award
will be presented to the group that has motivated its membership,
demonstrated an example of leadership, presented outstanding programs,
and events that have enhanced the student experience at GSU. The Outstanding Graduate Student Award
recognizes a GSU Graduate student. Each nominee must be in good
academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. The nominee
should have displayed leadership qualities and dedication to
co-curricular activities throughout their academic career. The Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
recognizes a GSU freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student. Each
nominee must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
or better. The nominee should have displayed leadership qualities and
dedication to co-curricular activities, and their academic pursuits.
The Freshman of the Year Award
will be awarded to a GSU Freshman. Each nominee must be in good
standing, with a 3.0 or better. The student should have displayed
dedication to their academic career, participation in co curricular
activities, and shines as an example to their classmates.
The Rising Star Award
will be presented to a student who is in their first year of service to
a club, organization, or program. The student's service can be through
club membership or leadership. This student will have demonstrated a
level of service and dedication to their club(s) that has promoted the
mission and values of the organization.
The New Student Organization of the Year Award
is presented to a club/organization formed this academic year. The
nominated clubs should demonstrate an increased in involvement,
activities, and visibility on campus.
The Program of the Year Award
recognizes the activity, event, or program that best exposed students
to opportunities to learn more about themselves and others, promote a
sense of campus community, and leadership. This program must be
sponsored by a recognized Student Life club/organization.
The Outstanding Student Club/Organization Advisor
recognizes an outstanding administrative staff or faculty member
currently serving as an advisor or co-advisor for the 2016-2017 academic
year. The nominees should display outstanding service and dedication to
the club or organization and student development at GSU.
The Outstanding Support Staff
recognizes full-time or part-time, staff member at GSU, who displayed
outstanding service and support to a recognized student
The Elaine P. Maimon Award will be given to the student club/organization President who has
shown exemplary leadership in their club through motivation, club
management, and the fulfillment of the club's mission.