Student Activities Awards - Nominate Someone HERE The Office of Student Activities recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of students and student organizations during the annual Student Activities Awards program. The awards highlight students and student organizations commitment to the co-curricular community. We encourage you to nominate yourself or another student or student group for recognition at the awards program. Nominations due, 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016. Awards will be presented at the Annual Student Activities Awards program, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in Anderson 112. Award Descriptions Below you will find information regarding all of the awards nominations are currently being accepted. Candidates for all awards must meet the following criteria: Candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of consideration, unless the award dictates differently. Candidates must not have been on any form of academic probation or have been found responsible for being in violation of any University policy during the past academic year. Student Organizations must be registered and in good standing with the Office of Student Activities Sportsmanship Award The Sportsman Award recognizes an individual that exemplifies the true spirit of sportsmanship by promoting fairness, integrity and respect of others through on-going participation in recreational sports. The nominee must have actively participated in intramural sports, sports clubs or fitness programs and consistently lead by positive example. Rising Star Award The Rising Star Award recognizes a first or second year student who has actively engaged in leadership or service activities and has established themselves in a way that motivates their peers and positively impacts the Hamline community. To be considered for this award, nominees must be a first or second year student, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and actively involved in leadership or service activities at Hamline. Encore Award (Program of the Year) This award is presented to a Hamline University Student Organization for planning and implementing a program, event or project during the 2015-16 academic year, that demonstrated leadership, creativity, engagement and relevance for college students and enriches campus life. Nominees must be student groups currently recognized with the Office of Student Activities. Outstanding Advisor Award This award is presented to a full-time faculty or staff advisor of a student organization recognized by the Office of Student Activities that demonstrated a deep commitment to student development and has made significant contributions benefiting the membership of the organization. Outstanding Student Organization The award for Outstanding Student Organization is presented annually to a student organization that has displayed exceptional and consistent leadership throughout the academic year. Unsung Hero/Heroine Award Being a good leader often times means being a good follower or leading by example and through influence. The Unsung Hero/Heroine Award recognizes that kind of leadership. The award is presented to a student who does not hold a traditional leadership position on campus and is committed to the Hamline community and has a positive effect on the lives of others. Leadership Award The Leadership Award is presented to up to 4 students who have shown themselves to be exemplary leaders at Hamline. This award is given to students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Hamline community and excels in curricular and co-curricular leadership.