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2017 Hofstra Student Leadership Awards 

Nominations open March 1, 2017, and close March 31, 2017

Sponsored by Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and Student Government Association (SGA)

In 1983 the Hofstra Student Leadership Awards (formerly the Co-Curricular Awards) were established to honor student organizations and individuals who exemplified leadership in the Hofstra community. The Division of Student Affairs hosts this special awards banquet each spring to highlight the achievements of these student leaders.

~ Mission ~ The Hofstra Student Leadership Awards recognize outstanding students, student organizations and members of the campus community who significantly contribute to the improvement of student life at Hofstra University. The leaders honored with these awards are the true embodiment of Hofstra P.R.I.D.E.

The Division of Student Affairs requests nominations for the Hofstra Student Leadership Awards from the entire Hofstra community: students, faculty and staff. These awards are by online application only.

  • Sponsoring Office: Center for Academic Excellence

    Sponsoring Office: Center for Academic Excellence

    Individual Tutor of the Year Award
    The Individual Tutor of the Year Award recognizes a tutor's dedication to their students, passion for helping others, and commitment to our program. The recipient of this award is known as the tutor who always has a smile on their face. They demonstrate patience and care with all of their students and works hard to instill a true appreciation for the material.
    One award is given in this category.
    -The Center for Academic Excellence will be selecting the recipient of this award

    Group Tutor of the Year Award
    The Group Tutor of the Year Award demonstrates a strong dedication to their position and to our students. They possess the ability to balance the varying needs of multiple students in a group setting to help them with some of Hofstra's most challenging courses.
    One award is given in this category.
    -The Center for Academic Excellence will be selecting the recipient of this award

  • Sponsoring Office: Center for University Advising

    Sponsoring Office: Center for University Advising

    Leader of the Pack Award
    The Leader of the Pack Award is presented to a student employee in the Center for University Advising who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and attention to detail, has delivered fantastic customer service, and has helped drive and motivate student success.
    One award is given in this category.
    -The Center for University Advising will be selecting the recipient of this award

  • Sponsoring Office: Dean of Students/Division of Students Affairs

    Sponsoring Office: Dean of Students/Division of Students Affairs

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    Sophomore(s) of the Year
    The Sophomore(s) of the Year Awards are given to students of sophomore standing, as defined by the academic bulletin, who exemplify exceptional leadership qualities in co-curricular life at Hofstra University.  These award recipients demonstrate the ability to lead others, explore opportunities to expand horizons, and be involved in campus organizations and campus wide initiatives that serve both Hofstra University and the greater community.
    Up to two awards are given in this category.

    Junior(s) of the Year
    The Junior(s) of the Year Awards are given to students of junior standing, as defined by the academic bulletin, who exemplify exceptional leadership qualities in co-curricular life at Hofstra University.  These award recipients demonstrate the ability to lead others, explore opportunities to expand horizons, and be involved in campus organizations and campus-wide initiatives that serve both Hofstra University and the greater community.
    Up to two awards are given in this category.

    Holly J. Seirup – Senior(s) of the Year Award
    The Dr. Holly J. Seirup Award is given to students of senior standing, as defined by the academic bulletin. Awardees must demonstrate the ability to lead others, explore opportunities to expand horizons, and be involved in campus organizations and campus-wide initiatives that serve Hofstra University and the greater community. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a member of the senior class can receive at Hofstra University as it commemorates Dr. Holly J. Seirup's tireless dedication to and past efforts in enhancing campus life at Hofstra University.
    Up to two awards are given in this category.

    Bovenaan Award
    The Bovenaan Award was established in the spring of 1953, by the Student Faculty Affairs Committee.  The award honors students whose co-curricular activities are characterized by variety and quality, and does not make a distinction within the areas of athletic, social, fraternal, religious, dramatic, musical, or political involvement, except to see that its selected members are active in more than one of these areas.
    One award is given in this category.

    One Degree Award
    The One Degree Award is given by the Division of Student Affairs and recognizes a student who has had a positive impact on the campus community through direct involvement, attitude, diligence, leadership, and influence.  This award is given to a student whose commitment resulted in an organization or activity attaining a new level of achievement not possible without the student's participation.
    One award is given in this category.

    Outstanding Program of the Year
    The Outstanding Program of the Year award is given to an organization that has demonstrated remarkable spirit and made a positive difference to the Hofstra University campus throughout the past academic year. This organization and its members demonstrate collaboration, creativity and diversity in programs as well as the ability to work as a team and show leadership. This organization exemplifies the values of student involvement at Hofstra.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Fraternity and Sorority Life/Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

    Sponsoring Office: Fraternity and Sorority Life/Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

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    Living Your Values Award
    The Living Your Values award recognizes individual members who exemplify their Chapter's values and principles as described in their chapter's ritual. This individual should also exemplify the values of our Greek community and challenge chapter and community members to do the same. The individual has not necessarily held an office, but is someone who is considered a role model in regards to the values and principles of the organization.
    One award is given in this category.

    Senior Dedication Award
    The Senior Dedication Award recognizes deserving seniors who exhibit the highest standards of purpose and performance in their Chapter throughout their entire collegiate experience.  This award focuses solely on the contribution that an individual has made in the chapter. The recipients illustrate dedication to fraternal values and the importance of leaving a positive legacy for future members.
    Two awards are given in this category.

    Greek Man and Woman of the Year Award
    This Greek Man and Greek Woman of the Year award recognizes a Greek man and woman for their outstanding and continued service to the Greek community; strong academics; significant campus and community participation; strong personal character; and a positive role model. The recipients should be widely known and highly regarded in the Greek community for their lasting contributions.
    One award is given for each, Greek Man and Greek Woman.

    Anita Ellis Endowed Scholarship Award
    The Anita Ellis Endowed Scholarship Award is given to a member of the Fraternity and Sorority community that is actively involved in their chapter and the Fraternity and Sorority community as a whole at Hofstra.
    One award is given in this category.  Winners must have a minimum of 2.4 GPA

    Chapter of the Year Award
    The Chapter of the Year Award was created as the highest award a Fraternity or Sorority chapter can receive at Hofstra and as such, represents the ideal chapter.
    One award is given in this category.

    Emerging Greek Leader
    The Emerging Greek Leader award is given to a Greek Life member who was initiated in the 2016 – 2017 academic year whose participation and contribution to Greek Life profoundly influenced their chapter and Hofstra community at large. The recipient's innovative spirit and dedication helped make significant and lasting improvements to the chapter and/or the community.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

    Sponsoring Office: Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

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    Politically/Socially Active Organization of the Year
    The Politically/Socially Active Organization of the Year award is given annually and recognizes a politically/socially active organization that best exemplifies the spirit of social activism, politics and social change through programmatic and community building efforts for both Hofstra and the greater surrounding Long Island community, and exemplifies the true spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Faith-Based Organization of the Year
    The Faith Based Organization of the Year award is given to the organization that adds to the faith-based landscape at Hofstra by providing resources for the Hofstra community as a whole and advocating for a strong involvement in a faith centered life.
    One award is given in this category.

    Intercultural Organization of the Year
    The Intercultural Organization of the Year Award must have demonstrated the characteristics of an empowered student organization, inclusivity of all cultural backgrounds and created a safe space for their peers. The outstanding intercultural organization has demonstrated various forms of social justice advocacy as well as programming that enriches other students educationally and socially throughout the year.
    One award is given in this category.

    The Hofstra Outstanding Pride Experience (HOPE) Award
    The Hofstra Outstanding Pride Experience Award or HOPE award recognizes a singular event or a series of events that have challenged students to critically think about issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, Socio-Economic Status and Identity. Additionally, the event should have provided a space to positively engage in dialogue and action centered on these topics. This “Program of the Year” should have encouraged participation from all students and educated and celebrated the community at large, while highlighting the diverse student experience that is Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Commitment to the Dream Award
    The Commitment to the Dream Award recognizes an individual receiving that has displayed a commitment to inclusion at Hofstra University. They have contributed to the growth of the institution and have continuously broken down barriers in order to establish engagement with their peers around societal issues.
    One award is given in this category.

    Rising Star Award
    The Rising Star Award recipient is a first year or sophomore student who has risen to the occasion and become involved with Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion's mission on campus. They have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, as well as superb teamwork, selflessness and have given of their time to better themselves and their Hofstra community.
    One award is given in this category.

    Outstanding Ally of the Year Award
    The Outstanding Ally of the Year Award recognizes a faculty or staff member that has risen above the call of duty. They have sacrificed their time either inside and/or outside of the classroom in order to mentor, educate and advocate for social justice and students at Hofstra University. The winner of this award has demonstrated a commitment to advancing Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion and has been a key component of its success in promoting social justice for the Hofstra community.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: International Student Awards

    Sponsoring Office: International Student Awards

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    Globie Award

    The Globie award recognizes someone who exemplifies a dedication to furthering the mission and vision of International Student Affairs and expanding the presence of the international community here at Hofstra.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Off Campus Living and Community Outreach

    Sponsoring Office: Off Campus Living and Community Outreach

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    Good Neighbor Award
    The Good Neighbor Award is presented to students who reside off-campus and develop relationships with their neighbors.  They strive to embody the P.R.I.D.E. Principles in the community.  These students also educate themselves and other students who live off-campus by demonstrating exemplary leadership, organization and hospitality.
    One award is given in this category.

    Outstanding Commuter of the Year Award
    The Outstanding Commuter of the Year Award recognizes a junior or senior commuting student leader.  This student demonstrate mastery in multitasking in a variety of activities, both inside and outside the Hofstra community.
    One award is given in this category.

    Community Service Event of the Year
    The Community Service Event of the Year recognizes an event that fosters collaboration and shared giving, displays acts of compassion that serve as a role model to other campus organizations, and raises awareness for a cause that promotes action and reaction. This award is given to students and clubs who collaborate with the Division of Student Affairs to reinforce service learning and civic empowerment.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

    Sponsoring Office: Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

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    Orientation Leader of the Year Award
    The Orientation Leader of the year award is bestowed upon the orientation leader who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the New Student Orientation program and Hofstra community. This orientation leader demonstrated a relentless dedication to welcoming Hofstra's incoming class by creating a warm, welcoming environment, and supported their staff by leading with character, kindness, and continually instilling a sense of pride in the work done.
    One award is given in this category.

    New Student Orientation Lasting Impact Award
    The New Student Orientation Lasting Impact Award is given to the orientation leader whose participation and contributions to the New Student Orientation program positively and profoundly impacted the program, students, and Hofstra community at large. The recipient's innovative spirit and dedication helped make significant and lasting improvements to the program and/or student experience.
    One award is given in this category.

    Social/General Interest Organization of the Year
    The Social/General Interest Organization of the Year award is given annually and recognizes a social/general interest organization that has actively contributed over the past academic year to the programmatic or social landscape at Hofstra through intentional programs and experiences and exemplifies the true spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Advisor of the Year
    The Advisor of the Year must meet all the criteria set forth for faculty and staff and the committee. This professional consistently goes above and beyond in their advisement of individual students and student clubs/organizations; is knowledgeable of Hofstra University's policies, rules and regulations; and demonstrates professionalism, character and exceptional care toward students in the Hofstra community.
    One award is given in this category.

    Academic/Pre-Professional Graduate Organization of the Year
    The Academic/ Pre-Professional Graduate Organization of the Year award is given annually to recognize the graduate student organization that demonstrated initiative, creativity, and made a meaningful contribution to graduate students, the University, and/or the surrounding community by organizing activities, events, and programs that have had a significant impact on the quality of campus life at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Media Organization of the Year
    The Media Organization of the Year award recognizes an organization that excels in the field of media through promotion, publications and overall excellence. This organization exemplifies the spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Pre-Professional Organization of the Year
    The Pre-Professional Organization of the Year award recognizes an organization that is committed to academic excellence and leadership in their field through intentional interactions and promotion of connections with professional organizations throughout the Hofstra community. This organization exemplifies the spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Performance Organization of the Year
    The Performance Organization of the Year award recognizes an organization that is committed to the field of performance excellence and leadership through intentional performances throughout the Hofstra community and beyond. This organization exemplifies the spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Academic Organization of the Year
    The Academic Organization of the Year award recognizes an organization that is committed to academic excellence and student involvement and provides consistent contributions through events/activities sponsored or co-sponsored by them while working in collaboration with an academic program or interest. This organization exemplifies the spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

    Service Organization of the Year
    The Service Organization of the Year award recognizes an organization that is committed to community involvement and provides consistent contributions through events/activities sponsored or co-sponsored by this organization. This organization exposes students to the art of philanthropy and service learning throughout the activities that they plan.  This organization exemplifies the spirit of involvement at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Peer Alliance

    Sponsoring Office: Peer Alliance

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    Global Mentor of the Year
    The Global Mentor of the Year award is given to a global mentor who embodies the spirit of helping to ease the cultural transition at Hofstra University.  They go above and beyond as intercultural liaisons and add tremendous value to the international student experience.
    One award is given in this category.

    Transfer Mentor of the Year
    The Transfer Mentor of the Year award is given to a transfer mentor who embodies the spirit of helping to ease the transition at Hofstra University for transfer students.  They go above and beyond as liaisons and add value to the transfer student experience.
    One award is given in this category.

    Commuter Mentor of the Year
    The Commuter Mentor of the Year award is given to a commuter peer mentor who went above and beyond his or her duty to ensure that mentees are comfortable at school and learn to call Hofstra home. 
    One award is given in this category.

    PRISM Mentor of the Year
    This award is given to a PRISM mentor who embodies the spirit of helping to ease the transition into Hofstra University for LGBTQ+ students. They go above and beyond as liaisons and add value to the LGBTQ+ student experience at Hofstra University.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Recreation and Intramural Sports

    Sponsoring Office: Recreation and Intramural Sports

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    Club Sport Athlete of the Year
    The Club Sport Athlete of the Year award is given to two athletes who have consistently demonstrated outstanding athletic ability, sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication to their club and respective sport.
    One award is given in this category.

    Most Improved Club Sport of the Year
    The Most Improved Club Sport of the Year award is given to a club who demonstrated marked improvement in their operations, fundraising, membership, and competitive achievements.  This award is a recognition of a club's turnaround and commitment to excellence.
    One award is given in this category.

    Outstanding Intramural Sportsmanship Award
    The Outstanding Intramural Sportsmanship Award is given out each year to honor a group of intramural participants that have demonstrated excellent sportsmanship while setting a positive example for their team and all participants during intramural competition.
    One award is given in this category.

    Spirit Support Student Leader of the Year Award
    The Spirit Support Student Leader of the Year Award is given to the student leader that displayed their Hofstra Pride by excelling in their academic pursuits, motivating spirit support members, and contributing their time and energy (both on and off campus) at athletic and special events.
    One award is given in this category.

    Club Sport of the Year
    The Club Sport of the Year award is given to a club who exemplified the true spirit of athleticism and teamwork both on and off the field. This club demonstrated achievement in the areas of membership involvement, leadership opportunities, community service, campus visibility and athletic performance.
    One award is given in this category.

    Club Sport Leader of the Year
    The Club Sport Leader of the Year award is given to a club leader who has proven to be an exceptional leader by making significant contributions to their club on and off the field. They have demonstrated impressive leadership skills and served the members of their organization well.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Career Center

    Sponsoring Office: Career Center

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    Hofstra Undergraduate Intern of the Year
    The Hofstra University Undergraduate Intern of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding Hofstra undergraduate student who has made significant contributions during an internship.   The recipient of the award will be nominated by a faculty member, employer, or nominate themselves, based on producing noteworthy results during their internship while advancing toward their own career goals.
    One award is given in this category.
    -The Career Center will be selecting the recipient of this award

    Hofstra Graduate Student Staff of the Year
    The Hofstra Graduate Student Staff of the Year Award is presented to a graduate student in an hourly, assistantship, or intern position related to their career plans within any department at Hofstra University.  The recipient of the award has gone above and beyond the basics of their role to have a significant positive impact on the functioning of their office while advancing toward their own career goals.
    One award is given in this category.
    -The Career Center will be selecting the recipient of this award

  • Sponsoring Office: Residence Life

    Sponsoring Office: Residence Life

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    Residence Hall Association Representative of the Year Award
    The Residence Hall Association Representative of the Year is awarded to the student who best represents the interests of their hall community in the larger RHA organization.
    One award is given in this category.

    Residential Staff Member of the Year
    The Residential Student Staff Member of the Year Award is given to the Resident Assistant who shows the greatest dedication to their staff and to their residential community.
    One award is given in this category.

    Residence Council of the Year Award
    The Residence Council of the Year Award is given to the individual building or area Residence Council that has demonstrated the greatest growth and/or commitment to their resident student population.
    One award is given in this category.

    Outstanding Community Builder Award
    The Outstanding Community Builder Award goes to the Resident Assistant who goes above and beyond to ensure that their community is a thriving one in which residents are making social and educational connections.
    One award is given in this category.

    Social Program of the Year Award
    The Social Program of the Year Award goes to the hall program that best engages residents in a way that connects them with each other, or with other members of our Hofstra or Hempstead communities.
    One award is given in this category.

    Educational Program of the Year Award
    The Educational Program of the Year Award goes to the residence hall program that best seeks to open the minds of its participants and engage them effectively in discussing a topic.
    One award is given in this category.

    Unsung Hero
    The Unsung Hero award goes to the student staff member who provides the greatest contribution to his staff team with the least amount of fanfare. Never drawing attention to themselves, their contributions are nonetheless instrumental to their staff's success.
    One award is given in this category.

    Residential Student of the Year Award
    The Residential Student of the Year Award goes to the resident who has had the most positive impact on the residential community, in addition to making strides to enhance life on campus either by their participation or through initiatives that have improved the quality of the community as a whole.
    One award is given in this category.

  • Sponsoring Office: Student Access Services

    Sponsoring Office: Student Access Services

    Delta Alpha Pi
    Hofstra's Student Access Services recognizes the inductees of The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for their academic accomplishments and interest in disability advocacy.
    Multiple Awards Given
    -Student Access Services will be selecting the recipient of this award

  • Sponsoring Office: Student Government Association

    Sponsoring Office: Student Government Association

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    Most Accomplished New Club
    The Most Accomplished New Club Award is given by the Student Government Association to a newly established club for exceeding the expectations that clubs and organizations are held to. This award characterizes a club or organization that has demonstrated a mastery of Hofstra policies, campus engagement, notoriety, an established presence and reputation, and has become one with the student population. We are proud to give this to a new club that has truly made Hofstra University a better place.
    One award is given in this category.

    Most Inspiring Student Leader
    The Most Inspiring Student Leader Award goes to a student that exemplifies what it means to be a student leader.  Inspiring others to work harder, engaging a club or individuals to rise above their own preconceived ideas of themselves, this student leader advocates and mobilizes fellow students and is regarded as one of the most influential students on campus.  The Student Government Association is proud to give this award to a student who will leave a legacy for the University to remember, for years to come.
    One award is given in this category.