Student Organizations

Awards

SLL’s Student Organization Awards recognize the successes and accomplishments of student organizations, advisors, and student leaders.

View a list of the previous winners.

Student Organization Awards Categories
  • Event of the Year Award

    The Event of the Year Award is presented to a student organization that held an outstanding event for the Indiana University community during the past year. Group who can demonstrate they successfully navigated the event planning process, exhibited critical thinking and problem-solving skills, welcomed a diverse population of participants, and enriched the co-curricular experience of IU students are encouraged to apply.

    Submit a nomination for Event of the Year

  • Community Engagement Award

    The organization demonstrates through action the importance of serving the campus, community, country, and the world. Groups involved with hands-on service activities, philanthropic and fundraising events, political and/or advocacy efforts, or other civic engagement-related pursuits are encouraged to apply.

    Submit a nomination for the Community Engagement Award

  • Collaboration Award

    The Collaboration Award is 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.

    Submit a nomination for the Collaboration Award

  • Diversity & Inclusion Award

    The Diversity & Inclusion Award is presented to a student organization that demonstrates an active commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The organization has demonstrated this active commitment through its programming and initiatives.

    Submit a nomination for the Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Leadership Development Award

    The Leadership Development Award is presented to a student organization that facilitates leadership development and promotes leadership opportunities for its members, the campus, and the community. Organizations that have developed a leadership philosophy, promote lectures or guest speakers, organize and manage retreats and workshops, and/or other leadership-related activities are encouraged to apply.

    Submit a nomination for the Leadership Development Award

  • Student Organization of the Year Award

    The Student Organization of the Year Award is presented to an organization that has been registered for at least 3 years. This organization must demonstrate excellence in the areas of community engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.

    Submit a nomination for the Student Organization of the Year Award

  • New Student Organization of the Year Award

    The New Student Organization of the Year Award is presented to an organization that has been registered for 1-2 years. This organization must show potential in the areas of community engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.

    Submit a nomination for the New Student Organization of the Year Award

  • McKaig Legacy Award

    Dean Dick McKaig has been a member of the Indiana University Bloomington community since 1971. He is well known for being a student-centered educator and a strong advocate for advancing students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences here at IUB. He was Director of Student Activities at Indiana University - Bloomington for 8 years before serving as Dean of Students for almost two decades, which included roles as Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs.

    This award is presented to an organization that has been registered for at least 5 years. The student organization must be able to demonstrate how it embodies the legacy of Dean Emeritus Richard McKaig. The student organization must provide examples of how it has left a legacy related to civic engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.

    **Exceptional applications from the Student Organization of the Year Award will be considered for this award. There is no additional application.