STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP NOMINATION FORM

About the Awards

The Student Life and Leadership Awards program was established to honor students, student organizations, and University professionals who support the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of the community.  Specifically, we seek to honor those persons and groups who successfully facilitate the following tasks within the community:

  • Integrate the pursuit of knowledge with the realistic and practical needs of the community.
  • Advocate for full participation by all as equal partners in the community of scholars.
  • Create opportunities for student learning beyond the classroom.
  • Implement services which maintain, foster, and enhance the quality of campus life.
  • Develop activities for students to evaluate, access, and effectively implement career/life plans and goals.
  • Enhance students’ worth and dignity.
  • Recognize the uniqueness of students.

We get relatively few opportunities to formally thank and recognize significant contributors to students’ lives. The Student Life and Leadership Awards program provides one such opportunity. The nine awards include:

Award Information

  • Awarded to one or more students
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum of 90 hours completed
  • Demonstrates leadership involvement both on and off campus
  • Requires a letter of nomination from a student or a member of the faculty or staff
  • Selected by the President of Southeast Missouri State University
  • Awarded to one or two students, one faculty member and one staff member
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (students)
  • Recognizes students, faculty and staff who have contributed significantly to the University, although recipient may not hold a formal leadership position
  • Requires a letter of nomination from a student or a member of the faculty or staff
  • Selected by representatives of the Student Life and Leadership Awards Committee
  • Awarded to one or two students with a minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Completed 30 credit hours or less
  • Recognizes exemplary leadership by a first year student
  • Requires a letter of nomination from a student or member of the faculty or staff
  • Selected by the Assistant Director of Admissions for New Student Programs
  • Awarded to one or two registered student organizations
  • Recognizes registered student organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the betterment of the University community
  • Requires a letter of nomination from a student, advisor, or member of the faculty or staff
  • Selected by representatives of the Student Life & Leadership Awards Committee
  • Awarded to one or two volunteer advisors
  • Must be a staff, faculty or graduate assistant
  • Requires a letter of nomination from a student or a member of the faculty or staff
  • Shows a strong commitment to not only the student organization but to the development of student leaders
  • Selected by representatives of the Student Life & Leadership Awards Committee
  • Awarded to one or more students, faculty, or staff who see both the moral and civic dimension of public and social issues, claim an appropriate measure of personal responsibility for addressing these issues, and have worked to make a difference in the civic life of our community through both political and non-political processes
  • Requires a letter of nomination describing the nominee's commitments and contributions written by a student or member of the faculty or staff
  • Selected by representatives of the Student Life and Leadership Awards Committee
  • Awarded to a student, a member of the faculty and a member of the staff who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in building community at the University
  • Requires a letter of nomination from a student or member of the faculty or staff
  • Selected by representatives of the Student Life & Leadership Awards Committee
  • Awarded to one undergraduate from each College or School
  • Awarded to one graduate student nominated by Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Nominated by a College or School with nomination approved by Dean
  • Nomination should be submitted directly to the appropriate Dean for approval by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Selected by the Provost with College or School recommendations
  • Awarded to an undergraduate student or group of undergraduate students from each College or School who successfully participate in a learning experience that best exemplifies the experiential learning goals at Southeast
  • Awarded to a graduate student or group of graduate students nominated by Dean of Graduate Studies who successfully participate in a learning experience that best exemplifies the experiential learning goals at Southeast
  • The learning experience may include, but is not limited to, internships (credit or non-credit), discipline-related service learning projects, research projects that result in professional journal publications, and/or presentations at professional conferences
  • Nomination should be submitted directly to the appropriate Dean for approval by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Selected by the College or School based upon criteria defined by the Chairpersons and Dean

If you have questions regarding the Student Life & Leadership Awards, please contact Campus Life & Event Services by calling (573) 651-2280 or via e-mail at leadership@semo.edu.

We are pleased to congratulate the following winners from the 2017 Student Life and Leadership Awards. Thank you for all of your outstanding contributions to Southeast Missouri State University!

2016 STUDENT LIFE AND LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS 

2017 STUDENT LIFE AND LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS 

Contact

573.651.2280
leadership@semo.edu
University Center 414


One University Plaza, MS1250
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701