Awards

Award categories

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Civic Engagement

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.

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Leadership Development

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.

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Collaboration

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.

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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)

2009
Civic Leadership Development
Phi Gamma Delta (honorable mention)
Delta Sigma Theta (honorable mention)

2008
INPIRG
Student in Free Enterprise (honorable mention)

2017
TIMMY Global Health: Water Project

2016
Crimson Cupboard

2015
Indian Student Association

2014
Kelley Without Borders

2013
Indiana University Student Association
Secular Alliance at IU (honorable mention)

2012
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (honorable mention)

2011
Panhellenic Association
Mental Health Working Group (honorable mention)

2010
African Student Association
GeoCaching Student Group (honorable mention)
Honors Student Organization (honorable mention)
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (honorable mention)
Gamma Phi Omega Inernational Sorority, Inc. (honorable mention)

2009
Union Board
Hutton Honors Council
IU Student Alumni Association (honorable mention)
IU Dance Marathon (honorable mention)
Grupo de Teatro Vida (honorable mention)

2008
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Theta Nu Xi
OUT (honorable mention)
Phi Kappa Sigma (honorable mention)

2018
Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students

2017
Counseling Psychology Student Organization

2016
Indian Student Association

2015
Stop the Kyriarchy

2018
Jill Behrman 5K

2017
Indian Student Association

2016
WIUX Culture Shock

2015
Emergent Theatre Project

2018
Model United Nations

2017
Hutton Honors Council Association

2016
National Association for Music Education

2015
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students

2014
Kelley Professional Organization

2013
Global Sales Leadership Society
Youth Advocating Leadership and Learning (honorable mention)

2012
Undergraduate Leadership Initiative
Maps at IU (honorable mention)
Hutton Honors Council Association (honorable mention)

2011
Hillel
AIESEC Indiana (honorable mention)
Global Sales Leadership Society (honorable mention)

2010
Panhellenic Association
IU Student Alumni Association (honorable mention)
IU Student Foundation (honorable mention)

2009
IU Student Alumni Association
Phi Gamma Delta (honorable mention)
Collegiate 4-H (honorable mention)

2008
Students in Free Enterprise
Phi Kappa Sigma (honorable mention)

2014
Suzanne Phillips

2017
TIMMY Global Health

2016
Black Graduate Student Association

2015
Youth Advocating Leadership and Learning

2014
WIUX

2013
Women in Business

2012
Black Law Students Association at the IU Maurer School of Law

2011
Hutton Honors Council

2010
Alpha Phi Omega
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.

2009
Indiana University Student Foundation

2018
Undergraduate Student Arts Managers

2017
American Sign Language Club at Indiana University

2016
STEM Outreach

2015
CHAARG

2014
Hoosier Tap Company

2013
Kelley Professionalism Organization
Global Village Living Learning Center (honorable mention)

2012
Chinese Business Association
180 Degrees Consulting (honorable mention)

2011
Coal Free IU
Chinese Business Association (honorable mention)
Corporate Strategy Club (honorable mention)

2010
Student Sustainability Council
Trockman Microfinance Initiative (honorable mention)
DREAM IU (honorable mention)

2009
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Sigma Phi Epsilon (honorable mention)
Emerging Markets Club (honorable mention)

2017
Eric Langowski

2016
Sara Zaheer

2015
Elizabeth Schueth

2014
Julie Stratmann

2013
Wyatt Jackson
Burnell Grimes (honorable mention)

2012
Aaron Barnes

2011
Kristen Archer

2018
Model United Nations

2017
College Mentors for Kids

2016
TIMMY Global Health

2015
Black Graduate Student Association

2014
Alexis Parrill
Aabesh De

2013
Dia Sharma
Katy Flanigan

2012
Uriel Omar Gama
Isabella Zhou (honorable mention)

2011
Jessica Rizzi
Kimberly Kersner (honorable mention)
Daniel Haddad (honorable mention)