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Student Organization Awards

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The Student Organization Awards program is administered through the VCU Student Government Association. The ceremony is considered to be the premiere awards at VCU for student organizations.

Please encourage your student org to apply for these awards! Applications are currently open and will close on March 31, 2017.

Student Organization Awards Application

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Categories

Student Organization of the Year: Student organizations applying for this award should demonstrate success in organization development, leadership, service, and membership engagement. The winner of this award will receive $500 in their on-campus account.

Outstanding Student Organization Program: This award recognizes a student organization’s success for an individual program that enhanced the VCU community. The program described must have been completed between March 2, 2016 and March 1, 2017. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

Advisor of the Year: This award recognizes an advisor that has shown dedication to their student organization over the past year. The successful advisor for this award should be an individual who has been committed to the organization and contributed to the organization’s success.

Diversity and Inclusion Award: This award recognizes a student organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice through programming and initiatives. Programs and initiatives must have been completed between March 2, 2016 and March 1, 2017. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

Most Improved Student Organization: This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated significant improvement in membership recruitment and retention, budget management, program planning, and leadership while following the mission and goals of their organization. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

Outstanding Community Service Award: This award recognizes a student organization’s overall community service efforts for an ongoing program or a series of programs. Service must have been completed between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2016. Please provide verification of service hours from each non-profit/service location with your application. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

Outstanding Local Community Service: This award recognizes a student organization’s overall community service efforts in the *Richmond community for an ongoing program or a series of programs. Service must have been completed between March 2, 2016 to March 1, 2017. Please provide verification of service hours from each non-profit/service location with your application. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

Outstanding New Student Organization: This award recognizes a new student group who has demonstrated significant success and development in following the mission and goals of their organization. Student organizations applying for this award must have started since July 1, 2016. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

Student Organization Advocacy Award: This award recognizes a student organization for their contributions as an advocate for a specific social issue across campus or in the community. All contributions described must have been completed between March 2, 2016 and March 1, 2017. The winner of this award will receive $100 in their on-campus account.

 
Student Organization Award Winners 

Student Organization of the Year: Active Minds 

Outstanding Student Organization Program: Active Minds 

Diversity and Inclusion Award: Students Advocating Violence Education and Support (SAVES)

Most Improved: Collegiate DECA

Community Service: RamPantry 

Local Community Service: For the Children 

New Student Organization: LatinX Graduate Student Association 

Advocacy Award: Muslim Students Association 

Advisor of the Year: LaDarius Thompson, Joint Student Government Council 

History and Contact Information

The Student Government Association is the student-led governing body for VCU. Currently, there are two SGAs overseeing the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses that represent students by working with University administrators to communicate the desires, concerns and ideas of the student body. We aim to have one SGA overseeing both Richmond, VA campuses by Fall 2017.

At this time, the Joint Student Government Council (JSGC) is recognized by both SGAs as the union of the two student governments on the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses. The JSGC works to represent the voice of all VCU students and is especially concerned with joint matters, which consist of the desires, concerns and ideas that affect students on both of VCU’s campuses. The JSGC consists of delegates from the Monroe Park Campus Student Government Association, the MCV Campus Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Association and the Student Representatives to the Board of Visitors.

Questions regarding SGA can be directed to:

Keith Zirkle, zirklekw@vcu.edu or jsgc@vcu.edu, Chair, JSGC
Katie Clark, clarkkj2@vcu.edu, President, MPC SGA
Connor Jarrendt jarrendtcm@vcu.edu, President, MCV Campus SGA