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Campus Leadership Awards

Each spring, OCU Student Affairs recognizes our outstanding student leaders in many areas of campus life. There are individual, organizational, and advisor awards that students can nominate themselves, their organization(s), or advisor(s) for. It is always important to recognize the immense efforts of our leaders, so we encourage you to apply or nominate others.

This year, all applications are online through Engage. You can find the landing pages for each of these awards via the following links:

(Note: You must be logged on to Engage via your BlueLink credentials to access the forms.)

Outstanding Advisor Awards

Outstanding Organizational Leadership Awards

Outstanding Individual Student Leadership Awards

Applications will open on the morning of Monday, February 1, and will close promptly at 5pm on Friday, March 19, 2021. **NOTE: Recommendation letters (just one page) are required as a part of each award application.

For any questions regarding the Campus Leadership Awards, please contact Dr. Tiffany Smith, Director of Student Engagement.

The Campus Leadership Awards Ceremony will occur as a Zoom live webinar at 6pm on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Award Descriptions

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer, and Graduate Student

These awards will be presented to individuals who have excelled in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the OCU community during their time at the university. These awards are the highest bestowed to students by the university community.

Outstanding Student Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This award will be presented to one (1) individual who has excelled in their commitment to enhancing diversity & inclusion efforts at OCU.

Outstanding Student Commitment to Religious Life

This award will be presented to one (1) individual who has excelled in their commitment to enhancing religious and/or spiritual efforts at OCU.

Outstanding Student Commitment to Community Service

This award will be presented to one (1) individual who has excelled in the area of community service during their time at OCU.

Outstanding Student Commitment to Civic Engagement

This award will be presented to one (1) individual who has excelled in their commitment to civic engagement at OCU.

Greek Scholar of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) Interfraternity Council member, one (1) Panhellenic Council member, and one (1) National Pan-Hellenic Council member who has excelled in the area of academic achievement during their time at OCU.

Greek Brother/Sister of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) Interfraternity Council member, one (1) Panhellenic Council member, and one (1) National Pan-Hellenic Council member who have excelled in the area of brotherhood or sisterhood during their time as a member of the Greek community at OCU. This award recipient is nominated by the Greek organization to which they belong.

Greek Member of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) Interfraternity Council member, one (1) Panhellenic Council member, and one (1) National Pan-Hellenic Council member who have excelled in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the OCU Greek community during their time at the university. These awards are the highest bestowed to students within the Greek community by the university community.

Student Athlete of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) OCU student athlete who has excelled in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the OCU community during their time at the university. This award is the highest bestowed to student athletes by the university community.

ADVISOR AWARDS

Advisor of the Year (Faculty/Staff)

This award will be presented to one (1) faculty member and one (1) staff member who advises a registered student organization. This individual has excelled in leading and inspiring the members of the student organization they advise.

Greek Advisor of the Year

This award will be presented to one individual who advises an OCU Greek organization. This individual has excelled in leading and inspiring the members of the fraternity or sorority that they advise. This award recipient is nominated by the Greek organization that they advise.

ORGANIZATION AWARDS

Greek Chapter of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) Interfraternity Council chapter, one (1) Panhellenic Council chapter, and one (1) National Pan-Hellenic Council chapter that has excelled in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the OCU Greek community during over the 2020-2021 academic year. These awards are the highest bestowed to organizations within the Greek community by the university community.

Outstanding Organization Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This award will be presented to one (1) student organization that has excelled in its commitment to enhancing diversity efforts at OCU during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Outstanding Organization Commitment to Community Service

This award will be presented to one (1) student organization that has excelled in the area of community service during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Outstanding Organization Commitment to Philanthropy

This award will be presented to one (1) student organization that has excelled in the area of philanthropy during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Outstanding Organization Commitment to Academic Excellence

This award will be presented to one (1) student organization that has excelled in the area of academic achievement during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Athletic Team of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) athletic team that has excelled in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the OCU community during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Student Organization of the Year

This award will be presented to one (1) student organization that has excelled in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the OCU community during over the 2020-2021 academic year. This award is the highest bestowed to a student organization by the university community.