Campus Involvement & Leadership Awards

The Campus Involvement & Leadership Awards began more than five years ago as a formal way of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of student organizations and student leaders. Since then, it has grown into an annual awards ceremony, boasting more than 15 awards!

Our 2016 Campus Involvement & Leadership Awards ceremony was held on April 22 and we received more than 100 nominations. The following students, staff and faculty were recognized for their co-curricular accomplishments during the 2015-2016 academic year:

Individual Awards

Outstanding Emerging Leader
Recognizes a student for taking the initiative to make a difference to the campus community from beyond the classroom, while exhibiting integrity, leadership and teamwork.

2016 Winner: Corinne Tucker

Outstanding Student Leader
Recognizes a student for being highly active and holding leadership roles within student organizations, involvement in service activities and activities within the University and surrounding community.

2016 Winner: Hannah Veitkus

Outstanding Advisor of the Year
Recognizes an organization advisor that has provided superb support, guidance and direction to the student organization. The advisor should have been actively involved in the student organization’s activities and events during the 2015-2016 academic year.

2016 Winner: Dr. Scott Perry

Outstanding Student Government Employee
This award will honor one Student Government employee for their exemplary service to the Student Government Association. All nominees should be on the payroll for Student Government for the 2015-2016 academic year.

2016 Winner: Stewart Carrier

The Bull-iever Award
This award honors a current faculty or staff member who shows continuing support for campus co-curricular involvement. Nominees may serve as a student organization advisor, but may not win both awards during the same year.

2016 Winner: Kati Hinds

The Unsung Hero Award
This award is presented to a student who, through their behind the scenes involvement in campus life, have exemplified a commitment to enhancing campus life at USFSM.

2016 Winner: Hannah Veitkus

Service Awards

The Giving Bull
This award honors one student who has demonstrated a commitment to service within our local, regional or global community. Strong nominations will show how the student embraces community service, has shown individual development as a result of that service and serves as a role model to their peers.

2016 Winner: Jessie Cordero

Community Impact Award
Honors a recognized student organization that has contributed outstanding service to the campus, local, national or global communities over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year. The services provided by the student organization must be voluntary activities that benefit the campus, local, national or global communities.

2016 Winner: The Biology Club @ USFSM

Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Inclusion Excellence – Individual
Recognizes a member of a student organization who has demonstrated and sustained a passion for the advancement of diversity and inclusion.

2016 Winner: Danielle McGinley

Inclusion Excellence – Organization
Recognizes a student organization that has shown development and sustained passion for the advancement of diversity and inclusion over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year.

2016 Winner: Students Together and Naturally Diverse

Organization Awards

Student Organization of the Year
This award recognizes the student organization that has exceeded expectations in all aspects, including programming, service, leadership and campus involvement. Student organizations that were Registered Student Organizations since the start of the Fall 2015 Semester are eligible for this award.

2016 Winner: Box Office Bulls

The Calf Award
This award honors a new recognized student organization that completed the initial registration process during the 2015-2016 academic year, excelled at establishing a membership and has successfully integrated members in the club’s activities.

2016 Winner: American Association of University Women

The Rowdy Bull Award – USFSM Spirit Award
This award honors a student organization that has demonstrated great leadership in promoting campus spirit, pride and loyalty over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year.

2016 Winner: The Biology Club @ USFSM

Event Awards

Outstanding Academic/Educational Program
This award recognizes a student organization that has presented an exceptional educational program that addressed a topic or issue with the goal of educating the campus community.

2016 Winner: It’s On Us by the American Association of University Women and the University, Community, and Government Affairs Committee

Outstanding Cultural Event
This award is to recognize a student organization or student committee that has actively prepared and implemented a cultural event that built a sense of community, brought awareness and appreciation of various cultures, and enriched the lives of the University community.

2016 Winner: Fabulous Independent Film Festival by Box Office Bulls and Students Together & Naturally Diverse

Innovation/Creativity Award
This award honors a student organization or student committee that has shown great innovation and creativity by introducing new ideas and activities to the campus community in order to carry out the mission and purpose of their organization. This could be a brand new program or a program that has been reworked/redesigned.

2016 Winner: Blind Dining by the American Association of University Women and Students Together & Naturally Diverse

Co-Sponsorship Program of the Year
Recognizes a student organization that achieved a successful co-sponsored event that incorporated the cooperation and involvement of one or more other organizations, committees or departments to accomplish the goals of the program.

2016 Winner: Fabulous Independent Film Festival by Box Office Bulls and Students Together & Naturally Diverse