Nominate either an organization or an individual for achievement in any of the nearly two dozen categories. Check out the list categories and criteria and submit your nominations by April 9.
Nominations will close April 9. We will announce the nominees on our instagram: @umlactivities.
The Student Leadership Awards will be held on Hopin on April 29 at 7 p.m.
Outstanding Community Service by a Group
The Community Service by a Group Award honors an undergraduate student organization for its ongoing or collective service to the community. The project may be a single event or a series of activities. This award is intended for those engaged in activities that offer direct service, as opposed to fundraising or lobbying activities, to a community external to the University.
Limit nominations to 150 words
Excellence in Cultural Diversity Programming
Cultural diversity at UMass Lowell is rapidly increasing and becoming a more integral part of the student community. The Excellence in Culture Diversity Programming Award recognizes an undergraduate student organization that helps create an inclusive campus community at UMass Lowell by displaying and promoting exceptional educational awareness of cultural diversity through innovative programming.
Rising River Hawks Award
The Rising River Hawk Award recognizes an undergraduate student organization that has demonstrated the greatest amount of growth and promise towards improving the quality of life at UMass Lowell through its activities. Its effort have led to notable campus visibility, increased membership and dynamic programming.
Leadership Legacy Builder Award
The Leadership Legacy Builder Award recognizes an outstanding student organization member who has supported other members and encouraged them to become more deeply engaged in their organization. This person is considered a role model by peers.
Innovative Program of the Year
With the University's commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, the Innovative Program Award honors strong student collaboration on a program that enhanced student learning and was planned with creative vision, solid execution, and a notable sense of purpose. This event significantly enhanced social, recreational, educational, or cultural life of students of the UMass Lowell community.
Excellence in Student Organization Advocacy
The Excellence in Student Organization Advocacy Award recognizes an outstanding student organization for consistently promoting social justice and active citizenship. The organization's efforts encourage meaningful dialogue and a call to action.
The programs and activities for which the organization is being considered must have taken place between Sept. 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021.
Student Organization of the Year
The Student Organization of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an undergraduate student organization to further its purpose and to provide programs and opportunities that benefit the students and other members of the UMass Lowell Community.
Creative Media and Marketing by a Club/Organization
The Creative Media and Marketing Award honors an undergraduate student organization for its ongoing or collective design, implementation, and marketing. This award is intended for an organization that developed an innovative, engaging, and consistent marketing plan for a single event or a series of activities.
Most Improved Club of the Year
The 2020-2021 award for Most Improved Club will be given to the club that best demonstrates a noticeable and considerable improvement in the administration, organization, and overall success of the club from previous semesters. Every year our clubs are granted a clean slate and a new opportunity to meet and exceed their own expectations. Dedication to the club, having a vision and the capability of achieving it, working together as a team, and a willingness to ask for help. These are characteristics often displayed by officers on clubs that have improved the most from year to year.
Outstanding Greek Organization of the Year
An organization in good standing and recognized by the University that represents our Greek pillars (service, friendship, unity, and ideals). This organization has a strong foundation, committed members, and exemplifies good leadership. An Outstanding Greek Organization is loyal to their members, connected to their alumni, and serves the community.
Emerging Student Leader of the Year Award
The Emerging Student Leader of the Year Award recognizes a student who is new to a leadership position within an organization, for outstanding accomplishments and contributions within the organization and the UMass Lowell community
Student Leader of the Year
The Student Leader of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding student leader for notable contribution to the organization in which the nominee served, for accomplishments in support of the University's co-curricular program and for notable leadership characteristics and ideals. Nominated individuals should place high emphasis on academics, give unselfishly to others, and face personal adversity with spirit and class.
Excellence in Student Advocacy
The Excellence in Student Advocacy recognizes as individual students for their efforts and impact in advancing social justice causes on campus or in the community.
Limit nomination to 150 words
Student Organization Faculty Advisor of the Year
The Student Organization Faculty advisor of the Year Award honors a full-time faculty advisor of an undergraduate student organization who has provided outstanding service and advisement to an organization. This person must show commitment to education and to challenging students to grow developmentally throughout the period of contact with the individuals or organization.
Outstanding Greek Member of the Year
An active member that contributes to the betterment of their organization and the Greek Community. They live their values and embody our Greek pillars (service, friendship, unity, and ideals). This person is actively engaged in their academics and campus involvements.