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Student Activities Programming Awards

2015 STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAMMING AWARDS

 Please review the guidelines and descriptions of the awards found below. Applications can be accessed by clicking on the title of the award.

Applications are due by 12:00PM (NOON), MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AWARDS PROCESS HAS CHANGED. READ ALL GUIDELINES AND DESCRIPTIONS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

(ONLY STUDENT GOVERNMENT OR INTER-GREEK COUNCIL RECOGNIZED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PROGRAMMING AWARDS)

STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAMMING AWARD GUIDELINES

1. Program Awards are available to Student Government or Inter-Greek Council recognized Student Organizations.

a. Student Organizations shall be defined only as those student groups who are currently recognized by the Student Government or Inter-Greek Council, and were registered with the Office of Student Activities at the time their program occurred, and at the time of application.

2. All Program Award applicants must be in good college standing at the time of application and at the time of the award ceremony, including but not limited to current registration with the Office of Student Activities and free of any Fraternity, Sorority, or college-wide disciplinary action, including the following: without a student organization conduct status of pending suspension, suspension, or expulsion as an organization from campus.

Criteria for all Awards:

  • All applications must be submitted by a student organization officer or student organization advisor.
  • All programs must be run by a student organization, not by a professional staff member or office/department.
  • Programs which are being nominated for this award must have occurred between March 1st of the preceding academic year, and before March 1st of the current academic year.

Other Considerations:

  • Student Organizations can nominate both small and large programs for award consideration.
    1. Small Program, Activity or Project- less than 50 students in attendance
    2. Large Program, Activity or Project- more than 50 students in attendance
  • Definitions
      1. Program: a planned event put on specifically for the TCNJ community.
      2. Spirit Activity: an activity that encourages increasing school spirit and pride.
      3. Service Project: a project in which the outcome benefits members of the local, national or international community.

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAMMING AWARDS DESCRIPTIONS

Outstanding New Program of the Year Award

The Outstanding New Program of the Year Award recognizes the student organization(s) that planned or implemented a new outstanding program, spirit activity or community service project that has not previously been hosted at TCNJ.

  • Program, activity or project must address a need of the College community that has not previously been addressed by any other student group.
  • Program, activity or project must not have been previously attempted by another group or hosted by the same group within the last 5 years.

 

Outstanding Program of the Year Award

The Outstanding Program of the Year Award recognizes student organization(s) that planned and implemented the most outstanding program, spirit activity, or community service project. The program should be of lasting quality that continues to raise the College’s visibility to the greater community and unites members of the College in the spirit of community. A truly outstanding program would ideally address issues of advocacy, collaboration, and/or diversity.

The Outstanding Program of the Year Award will take the following topics into consideration during the evaluation of the program application:

Advocacy- Recognizes the program or service project that has increased TCNJ community awareness of a civic, social or local community issue.

  • Advocacy efforts must clearly be outlined in the program description and demonstrated in the program.
  • Goals of how the program would increase the College community’s awareness of the issue must be outlined in the program description.

Collaboration- Recognizes a program that where two or more student groups (organizations, teams etc.) take an active role in co-sponsoring an outstanding program for the TCNJ community.

  • Program must be educational, social, recreational, spirit or service based.
  • Collaborative efforts and individual group responsibilities must be clearly outlined in the program description.

Diversity- Recognizes a program or spirit activity that celebrates cultural diversity and inclusion; and brings awareness to TCNJ’s mission “to create a climate that is respectful and inclusive to everyone on campus.”

  • Diversity and inclusion components of the program must be clearly outlined in the program description.
  • Application must include a description of how the program relates to the College’s mission “to create a climate that is respectful and inclusive to everyone on campus.”

 

Legacy Program of the Year Award

The Legacy Program of the Year Award recognizes the student organization(s) that planned or implemented an ongoing outstanding program, spirit activity, or community service project, which emphasizes bringing the TCNJ community together.

  • Program, activity or project must have completed its third year of being presented to be eligible to be considered a legacy.
  • Goals of how the program brings the College community together must be outlined in the program description.
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