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Southeast Missouri State University

To view the criteria for each of the following awards, please click on the award name:

President’s Spirit of Southeast Award

University Contributor Award

First-Year Student Award

Outstanding Student Organization Award

Outstanding Advisor Award

Civic Engagement Award

Student Life Achievement Recognition Award

For information on the Provost Award or Experiential Learning Award, please see the Faculty Page for more information.

If you have additional questions, please contact Campus Life & Event Services by calling (573) 651-2280 or via email at leadership@semo.edu.

President’s Spirit of Southeast Award Criteria

  • 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

University Contributor Award Criteria

  • 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

First-Year Student Award Criteria

  • 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 Director of Student Transitions and First-Year Experience

Outstanding Student Organization Award Criteria

  • 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

Outstanding Advisor Award Criteria

  • 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

Civic Engagement Award Criteria

  • 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

Student Life Achievement Recognition Award Criteria

  • 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

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