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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Organization and Leadership Awards

The Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony will take place on Monday, April 7 at 3:15 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. All are welcome to attend!

Award Applications

The Office of Campus Activities offers Student Organization and Leadership Awards at the Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony to recognize student involvement and leadership at Northwest in the following 9 categories:


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Commitment to Diversity Award

This award is given to a student organization that has significantly contributed to the diversity and unity efforts at Northwest based on the following criteria:

  • support of and participation in multicultural programs and events
  • development of initiatives to promote intercultural competence
  • demonstration of commitment to diversity issues through other endeavors

Community Leadership Award

 This award is given to a student organization that best exemplifies servant leadership in community service based on the following criteria:

  • benefit to the community taking into consideration contact hours, monetary contribution, and overall impact
  • benefit to organization members taking into consideration the number of participants and level of self-commitment

Outstanding New Organization Award

 This award is given to a new student organization (must exist for less than or equal to 3 years) that displays outstanding effort in all areas based on the following criteria:

  • contributions to the University and community
  • development of its members
  • organizational collaboration

Outstanding Organizational Advisor Award

 The purpose of the Outstanding Organizational Advisor Award is to recognize the outstanding service and contributions to student organizations by advisors based on the following criteria:

  • goes above and beyond the call of duty
  • provides guidance, leadership and personal development to members
  • supports the organization in activities and events
  • promotes student success, scholarship and life-long learning

Outstanding Program of the Year

 This award is given to a registered student organization for the most outstanding program based on the following criteria:

  • team initiative and enterprise
  • enhancement of the campus/community environment
  • achievement of goals through collaboration

Outstanding Student of the Year

This award is given to a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior and recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence based on the following criteria:

  • academics, community service, work experience and school spirit
  • awards and achievement
  • leadership at Northwest

Outstanding Student Organization Award

This award is given to a registered student organization that displays outstanding effort in all areas, in relation to its purpose, based on the following criteria:

  • contributions to the University and community
  • development of its members
  • organizational collaboration

Student Organization President of the Year

This award recognizes an organization President who has shown exceptional leadership based on the following criteria:

  • executive board officers’ training
  • leadership style and motivation techniques
  • campus citizenship
  • demonstrates financial responsibility

Sustainability Leadership Award

This award is given to a student organization based on the following criteria:

  • outstanding contribution and leadership in supporting sustainability at Northwest
  • promotes sustainability through research or other student-initiated projects
  • leadership in a project or organizations that has made a significant contribution to environmental protection