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2016 Hofstra Student Leadership Awards

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.

Hofstra Student Leadership Awards
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
2-5pm
Main Dining Room Student Center

  • OSLE Student Organization of the Year Awards
    OSLE Student Organization of the Year Awards
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    Candidates for the Club of the Year Awards are groups that embody and fulfill their organization's mission or purpose.  These clubs maintain a progressive interest in serving the Hofstra community and cultivating leadership within their organization.  They also demonstrate creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, organization and teamwork.

    -Academic Organization
    The recipient organization of this award is committed to academic excellence and student involvement and provides consistent contributions through events/activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the club or organization

    -Pre-Professional Organization
    This award recognizes an organization that is committed to academic excellence and leadership in their field through intentional interactions with professional organizations.  

    -Media Organization
    The award recognizes an organization that excels in the field of media and makes a positive contribution to the Hofstra Community.

    -Politically/Socially Active Organization
    This award recognizes an individual organization that best exemplifies the spirit of social activism, politics and social change through programmatic and community building efforts in either the Hofstra or Long Island communities.

    -Social/General Interest Organization
    This award recognizes an organization that actively contributes to the programmatic or social landscape at Hofstra through intentional programs and experiences.

    -Graduate Organization  - Intercultural Initiative  Award
    This award  is presented to a graduate  organization that collaborated with another student organization or presented  programs or developed  projects to promote interaction, awareness and understanding between various cultural groups. 

    -Academic/Pre-Professional Graduate Organization of the Year
    This award is 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.

    -Advisor of the Year
    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.

    -Bovenaan Award
    The Bovenaan Award was established in spring 1953 by the Student Faculty Affairs Committee.  The award honors students whose co-curricular activities have been characterized by variety and quality, and makes no distinction within the areas of athletic, social, fraternal, religious, dramatic, musical, or political involvement, except to see that its elected members are active in more than one of these areas.

    -Club Accreditation Recognition
    The newly designed new club recognition program provides an opportunity for clubs and organizations to be recognized for the work that they do across three classifications. Organizations are classified by Blue, Gold or PRIDE Status.

    -Blue & Gold Leadership Recognition
    The OSLE Blue & Gold Leadership program is an application based leadership experience that focuses on creating intentional leadership curricula for both novice and experiences student leaders.

  • Fraternity and Sorority Awards
    Fraternity and Sorority Awards
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    -Chapter of the Year
    The Chapter of the Year Award was created as the highest award a chapter can receive at Hofstra.  Recognizing a chapter that has achieved high marks across…..

    -Greek Man and Woman of the Year
    This 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.

    -Living Your Values Award
    This award is designed to recognize 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. This student does not have to have held any office, but is someone who is considered to be a role model in regards to the values and principles of the organization. 

    -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 within the chapter. The recipients illustrate dedication to fraternal values and the importance of leaving a positive legacy for future members.

    -Anita Ellis Endowed Award
    Candidates for the "Anita Ellis Endowed Scholarship" must be an active member of a fraternal or sororal organization at Hofstra with a minimum 2.4 GPA and must be actively involved in the Greek community.

  • Residence Life Awards
    Residence Life Awards
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    -RSA Representative of the Year
    This award is given to a Residence Student Association (RSA) Representative who is a role model for other representatives, has demonstrated strong leadership skills, and who has positively impacted the organization and campus community.

    -Hall Council of the Year Award
    This award is given to the Hall Council that has impacted the residential community, developed student leaders, encouraged involvement, and fostered a sense of spirit, pride, and community.

    -Resident Assistant of the Year
    This award is given to a graduate or undergraduate Resident Assistant, who consistently exceeds the minimum job requirements, has a positive attitude, supports their team, develops a strong sense of community, and supports Building/Complex/Departmental goals.

    -Outstanding Community Builder Award
    This award is given to an Undergraduate or Graduate Resident Assistant that exhibits excellence in bringing people together in their community, as well as fostering both spirit and pride with in their Tower/Complex and campus as a whole.

    -Social Residence Hall Program of the Year
    This award is given to both individual or group that created, developed, implemented an outstanding social program that has positively fostered community, spirit, and pride.

    -Educational Residence Hall Program of the Year
    This award is given to either an individual or group that created, developed, and implemented an outstanding educational program that has positively impacted the residential community.

    -Unsung Hero Award
    This award is given to a student staff member who goes above and beyond to help others (Residents, staff members, professional staff members) and is not always recognized for their behind the scenes work.

    -Senior Resident Assistant of the Year Award
    This award is given to a Senior Resident Assistant member who has gone above and beyond in their role and has been a great asset to their staff and the RD.

  • Peer Mentor Awards
    Peer Mentor Awards
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    Peer Alliance Oustanding Mentor Award
    This mentor went above and beyond the standard duties to exemplify true leadership. This mentor was able to bridge the gap between their mentees and the Hofstra community in an exceptional way.

  • International Student Awards
    International Student Awards
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    -Globie Award
    Awarded to a person who has made exemplary strides to promoting international education at Hofstra University. This student has bridged cultural gaps to promote international understanding, cultural exchange, and community.

  • Center for Academic Excellence

    -Individual Tutor of the Year Award
    The Individual Tutor of the Year Award recognizes a tutor who exemplifies excellence in his or her tutoring abilities, commitment to the position, and patience with his or her peers.  This individual serves as a role model to other peer tutors, as well as tutees, and strives to utilize creative and effective tutoring methods to enhance student learning. 

    -Group Tutor of the Year Award:
    The Group Tutor of the Year Award recognizes a tutor who exemplifies excellence in his or her tutoring abilities, commitment to the position, and patience with his or her peers.  This individual serves as a role model to other peer tutors, as well as tutees, and strives to utilize creative and effective tutoring methods while balancing the concurrent and often varying needs of multiple tutees.

  • Student Access Services

    -Delta Alpha Pi
    Hofstra's Student Leadership recognizes the inductees of The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for their academic accomplishments and interest in disability advocacy.

  • Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion Awards
    Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion Awards
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    -Outstanding Intercultural Organization of the Year Award
    The recipient of this award 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 incorporated various forms of social justice advocacy as well as programming that enriches other students educationally and socially throughout the year.

    -Outstanding Ally of the Year Award
    The faculty or staff member receiving this award has risen above the call of duty. They have dedicated their time both inside and outside of the classroom to mentor, educate and advocate for social justice and students at Hofstra University.

    -The Rising Star Award
    The recipient of this award 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.

    -The Commitment to the Dream Award
    The individual receiving this award has displayed 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.

    -The Hofstra Outstanding Pride Experience (H.O.P.E.) Award
    This program of the year can be 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 provided a space to positively engage in dialogue and action centered on these topics. This “Program of the Year” encouraged participation from all students, educated and celebrated the community at large, while highlighting the diverse student experience at Hofstra University.

    -Intercultural Organization
    This award is given to an organization that adds to the rich cultural landscape of Hofstra through educational programming, advocacy and promotion of intercultural experiences.

    -Faith Based Organization
    This award is given to the organization that adds to the faith based landscape at Hofstra providing resources for the Hofstra community as a whole.

    -Performance Organization
    This award recognizes an organization that works through the art of performance to both provide intentional opportunities for Hofstra students to contribute to the community and provide practical performance experience.
  • Recreation and Intramural Sports Awards
    Recreation and Intramural Sports Awards
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    -Outstanding Intramural Sportsmanship Award
    This award is to a group of participants who demonstrated excellent sportsmanship while setting a positive example for their team and all participants during intramural competition. The recipients displayed enthusiasm for their sport and a fair and respectful behavior towards their opponents, officials, and administrators.

    -Spirit Support Student Leader of the Year
    This award is 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.

    -Club Sport Athlete of the Year (2)
    This is awarded to two athletes who have consistently demonstrated outstanding athletic ability, sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication to their club and respective sport.

    -Most Improved Club Sport of the Year
    This is awarded to a club who demonstrated marked improvement in their operations, fundraising, membership, and/or competitive achievements.  This award is a recognition of a club's turnaround and commitment to excellence. 

    -Club Sport of the Year
    This is awarded 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.

  • Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services
    Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services
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    -Outstanding Commuter of the Year
    The Outstanding Commuter of the Year Award recognizes a junior or senior commuting student leader.  Award recipients demonstrate mastery in multitasking in a variety of activities, both inside and outside the Hofstra community.

    -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 principles of Hofstra in the community.  These students also educate themselves and other students who live off-campus by demonstrating exemplary leadership, organization and hospitality.

    -Community Service Event of the Year
    Candidates for the Community Service Event of the Year Award must work with a nonprofit organization and create 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.

  • Student Government Association
    Student Government Association
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    -Most Accomplished New Club
    The Student Government Association of Hofstra University awards a newly established club this recognition for exceeding expectations. 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.

    -Most Inspiring Student Leader
    This award goes to a student who exemplifies the definition of a student leader by inspiring others to work harder, through engaging a club or individuals to rise above their own preconceived ideas of themselves, or advocating to mobilize students.  This recipient is regarded as one of the most influential students this university has seen. 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.

  • Dean of Students/Division of Student Affairs Awards
    Dean of Students/Division of Student Affairs Awards
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    -Sophomore (s) of the Year
    The Sophomore Year Awards are given to members of the sophomore class 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.

    -Junior (s) of the Year
    The Junior Year Awards are given to members of the junior class 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.

    -One Degree Award
    The Division of Student Affairs recognizes a student who has positively impacted 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.

    -Outstanding Program of the Year
    The Outstanding Program of the Year Award is given to an organization that demonstrates campus wide collaboration and unity. Ultimately, this program recognizes the attainment of true PRIDE and PURPOSE through a program which benefitted our community. 

    -Dr. Holly J Seirup Award (Hofstra Senior(s)  of the Year)
    Candidates for the Dr. Holly J. Seirup Award 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 senior 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.

  • Orientation and New Student Programs

    Orientation Leader of the Year Award
    This 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.

    New Student Orientation Lasting Impact Award
    Awarded 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.

  • Center for University Advising
    Center for University Advising Awards
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    "Leader of the Pack" Award
    This award is presented to a student employee in the CUA who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, characterized by attention to detail, delivering fantastic customer service, and helping drive and motivate student success.