• Student Activities & Leadership Development Awards

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

    2021 Awards Timeline

    Nominations Open: March 15-26
    Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, April 27 | 6:00pm | Virtual

    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.

    Innovation Award

    New for 2021, the Innovation Award is presented to at student organization that has done and exceptional job at adapting during the COVID pandemic by finding unique and creative ways to engage and empower students in our new, virtual reality.

    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.