Student Activities and Leadership Development Awards

Student Activities and Leadership Development annually recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of the Hamline community. The awards listed below are presented each spring to students, student groups, and advisors who have demonstrated a significant commitment to improving our university. 

Award criteria

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 their sponsoring office or department

Award categories

Outstanding Student Organization Award

The Outstanding Student Organization Award is presented to a student organization that has made significant advancements and displayed exceptional and consistent leadership over the course of the academic year.

Outstanding Advisor Award

The Outstanding Advisor Award is presented to a faculty or staff advisor of a student organization recognized by SALD that has demonstrated a deep commitment to student development and has made significant contributions to the organization.

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.

Outstanding Student Leader Award

The Outstanding Student Leader Award is presented to up to four students who have shown themselves to be exemplary leaders at Hamline.  

Outstanding President Award

The Outstanding President Award is presented to the president of a student organization recognized by SALD whose dedication to the organization and its members resulted in a significantly successful year for the organization.

Legacy Award

The Legacy Award recognizes a graduating senior (December or May) who has made outstanding contributions to campus life throughout the course of their undergraduate college career.

Cornerstone Awards

The Cornerstone Awards are presented to a Hamline undergraduate student, University Office, and University faculty or staff member that have significantly supported the work of Student Activities & Leadership Development throughout the academic year.