Does your student organization demonstrate community engagement, leadership development, collaboration, and/or diversity and inclusion? Did your student organization plan a successful, enriching campus event in the past year? Is your student organization new, but showing great potential for all of the above?
We’d love to recognize your commitment to IU. Nominations and applications for student organization awards open in the spring semester.
Student Org of the Year
Presented to a student organization that has been registered for at least 3 years and demonstrated excellence in the areas of community engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.
New Student Org of the Year
Presented to a student organization that has been registered for 1 to 2 years and shows potential in the areas of community engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.
Event of the Year
Presented to a student organization that held an outstanding event for the IU community during the past year. If your organization successfully navigated the event planning process, showed critical thinking and problem-solving skills, welcomed a diverse group of participants, and enriched the co-curricular experience of IU students, we encourage you to apply.
McKaig Legacy Award
Presented to an organization that has been registered for at least 5 years and can demonstrate how it embodies the legacy of Dean Emeritus Richard McKaig, a well known, student-centered educator and strong advocate for advancing students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. Exceptional applications from the Student Organization of the Year Award will be considered for this award. There is no additional application.
Presented to a student organization that demonstrates, through action, the importance of serving the campus, the community, the country, and the world. If your organization is involved with hands-on service activities, philanthropic and fundraising events, political and/or advocacy efforts, or other civic engagement-related pursuits, we encourage you to apply for this award.
Presented to a student organization that facilitates leadership development and promotes leadership opportunities for its members, the campus, and the community. Apply if your organization has developed a leadership philosophy, promoted lectures for guest speakers, organized and managed retreats and workshops, or created other leadership development activities.
Presented to a student organization, or two or more partnering student organizations, that collaborated to develop a program, event, or initiative that benefited the campus and/or community. This can be a single or ongoing program, event, or initiative.
Diversity and Inclusion
Presented to a student organization that demonstrates an active commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Apply for this award if your organization coordinates events, programs, and other efforts that support diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Past award winners
2017 Dr. Cheryl Hughes
2016 Mindy Peral
2015 Jordan DeLong
2014 Kate Reck, IU Timmy Global Health
2013 Thomas Lenz, Kelley Student Diversity Council Larry Serfozo, Wright Quadrangle Student Government
2012 Leila Faranesh, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kevin Brown, Black Law Students Association (honorable mention) Laura Persico, RHA Programming Board (honorable mention)
2011 Molly Barwick, Civic Leadership Development Lynn Cochran, Hutton Honors Council (honorable mention) Jordan Rothenberg, Hillel (honorable mention)
2018 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
2017 Habitat for Humanity at Indiana University
2016 Books and Beyond
2015 STEM Outreach
2014 College Mentor for Kids
2013 Timmy Global Health Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (honorable mention)
2012 Gamma Phi Omega Sorority International, Inc.
2011 Omega Psi Phi, Inc.
2010 Hutton Honors College Association Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (honorable mention) Sociology Graduate Student Association (honorable mention)