SAO Student Leader Awards (2nd Level)

Student leaders define MIT.

They lay the foundations, build the governments, plan the events, and enrich the culture that is MIT.

The Student Leader Awards are here to make sure their hard work gets noticed.

INDIVIDUAL

Award nominations are due Friday, April 18, 2014 

Larry G. Benedict Leadership Award  

This award honors two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, who have shown dedication to empowering their fellow students to develop as leaders.  Recipients are active mentors and coaches to their peers within the MIT community.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

Service to Student Life Award

This award honors two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, for making a sustained and outstanding contribution to the overall MIT community.  Recipients have worked to improve the quality of life at MIT for all students, and their efforts have been felt and are directed beyond any specific student organization, living group, dorm, or team.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

Outstanding New Leader Award 

This award honors up to two students in their first or second year at the Institution who show leadership promise. Recipients are students who have made exemplary contributions to a student organization, living group, department, lab, dorm, initiative, campaign, international project, or team and have helped that group and/or effort grow through their participation.  This individual does not necessarily hold a leadership position and may be an undergraduate or graduate student.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

INDIVIDUAL or GROUP:

Bridge Builder Award (Individual or Group) - SLA Grant Recipient

This award is presented to students and/or student groups for a campaign, initiative, or program that has addressed a campus, local community, or global need.  The recipient will have shown noteworthy collaboration and partnership between student organizations, living groups, dorms, teams, individual students, non-profit organizations, and/or governmental groups to raise awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions.  Special attention will be given to those that have shown a commitment to exploration of diverse cultures, education about challenging issues, and/or social justice.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

Golden Beaver Award - Individual

This award is presented to undergraduate and graduate students who have created positive change within a student organization, living group, dorm, or team.  Recipients will have shown dedication to his or her group and enhancing the campus environment, as well as an ability to overcome challenges.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

Golden Beaver Award - Group - SLA Grant Recipient

This award is presented to student organizations, living groups, dorms, or teams that show a strong organizational structure or government, that provide outstanding programming, and that have a significant impact on campus life at MIT.  Recipients will have shown dedication to continually improving their group and enhancing the campus environment. 

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

Perspectives Award (Individual or Group) SLA Grant Recipient

This award is presented to students and/or student organizations, living groups, dorms, or teams who have demonstrated a strong commitment to and passion for diversity education and cultural celebration.  Recipients will have worked to create positive change in the MIT community through awareness raising, knowledge sharing, empowering others, and/or direct action taking. 

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

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Outstanding Event Award - SLA Grant Recipient 

This award is presented to a student organization, living group, or dorm for their efforts to plan and implement an event or series of events that are well developed, organized, and advertised.  Recipient’s events should have attracted individuals from across MIT and impacted student life at MIT in a considerable way.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.

Philanthropy Award - SLA Grant Recipient

This award is presented to a group that coordinated a philanthropy effort or event that raised awareness and funds for a particular charity.  Recipient’s event should have focused on raising awareness of their selected charity while running a well developed, organized, and advertised event that incorporated multiple segments of the MIT and local community.

What should you write about? Check out the rubric.