2014 All Other Organization Awards

Please utilize this form to nominate an organization for one of the five organization awards on this form. If you are nominating one organization for more than one organization award, please make certain your answers reflect the criteria for all awards you have selected. Any additional information you wish to include for consideration of your nominee can be emailed to studentleadership@memphis.edu.


The Phoenix Award
This award recognizes a Registered Student Organization that has shown notable improvement with programming, student interest and involvement, and campus engagement or has gone from a state of non-existence and flourished into a thriving organization.

Criteria for organizations nominated for Phoenix Award:
• Registered Student Organization at the University of Memphis during the 2013-14 academic year.
• Demonstrates a transformation from building/rebuilding stage into a thriving organization or has shown notable improvement


The Excellence in Service Award
As stated in its Mission Statement, The University of Memphis believes, “The academic environment extends beyond the campus boundaries to encompass the entire community.” The University also acknowledges that it must, as an urban institution, “Bear a special responsibility to prepare and educate the region’s future leaders and professionals.”

In the interest of promoting the civic responsibility, community involvement, and social action, a special award has been created to recognize a project and/or ongoing effort of a student group that has demonstrated a true commitment to community and/or a social or political cause while furthering the University’s mission.

Criteria for projects nominated for Excellence in Service Award:
• Single project or sustained program, process, or effort sponsored by a student group that may include, but is not limited to, Registered Student Organizations.
• Demonstrates significant contribution and service to a community, cause, and/or effort within the community.
• Displays a commitment to furthering the University Mission (as stated above).
• Sets an example to other students and organizations that seek to further their involvement in the community.
• Reveals an understanding of, or sensitivity to, the challenges that face our community and the individuals who reside in the community.
• Projects must be held off campus.


The Collaboration Award
Each year students at the University of Memphis make great contributions to the campus community by providing programs and events that enhance campus experience. The Collaboration Award has been created to recognize a program or event that has been sponsored by two or more student groups. These organizations work together to provide a high-quality, out-of-the-classroom experiences for the campus community while promoting the values and mission of their organizations.

Criteria for organizations nominated for Collaboration Award:
• Registered Student Organization at the University of Memphis during the 2012-13 academic year.
• Nominated organizations have collaborated on at least one program during the 2012-13 academic year.


The Most Spirited Organization Award
This award recognizes a Registered Student Organization that embodies the Memphis Tiger Spirit. This group not only provides outstanding programs that promote student spirit on campus but they consistently support Tiger athletic teams and other student groups through participation.

Criteria for organizations nominated for Most Spirited Organization Award:
• Registered Student Organization at the University of Memphis during the 2012-13 academic year.
• Demonstrates contribution to the campus environment and promotes Tiger pride and spirit.
• Promotes attendance of other student programs not affiliated with their organization.


The Program of the Year Award
Each year students at the University of Memphis make great contributions to the campus community by providing programs and events that enhance campus experience. The Program of the Year Award has been created to recognize a program or event of a student group that has provided high-quality, out-of-the-classroom experiences for the campus community.

Criteria for programs nominated for Program of the Year Award:
• Single event or sustained series of campus programs sponsored by a student group that may include, but is not limited to, Registered Student Organizations.
• Demonstrates a high-quality, out-of-the-classroom experience for students, staff and faculty.
• Sets an example for other students and organizations that seek to provide campus programs.
• Spring 2013 events occurring after the 2013 award deadline are eligible to be nominated in 2014.


DEADLINE: 4:30 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

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