Student Organization Award Criteria
Presented to registered Student Organizations at MSU Denver in good standing as of March 1, 2022.
New Student Organization of the Year
Presented to an organization in its first year of existence. The organization should bring something unique to campus life, demonstrate healthy risk-taking opportunities, and make a positive impact on the campus community.
Event of the Year
The event of the year award is presented to organizations for events that: a) provided opportunities for students to learn about themselves and others, b) gave students the primary role in planning, implementation, promotion and evaluation of the event, and c) promoted a sense of campus community and school spirit.
Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Presented to the MSU Denver faculty or staff member who has shown exemplary support to students and gone above and beyond the minimal responsibilities of the student organization advisor position. Through commitment to students, this mentor sets an example and works as an advocate for students among faculty and administration.
Outstanding Student Organization Member
This award is given to an individual who demonstrates special commitment and leadership to the organization. In nominating individuals, think of those members who will be difficult to replace due to their energy, efforts, or willingness to help move the organization forward. These individuals set an example for others to follow and help inspire others in the organization to get more involved.
Roadrunner Spirit Award
These awards are given to student groups for programs and leadership that may not fit into a traditional category or criteria. Examples include student organizations that have collaborated in unique and different ways and student organizations that have taken a programmatic risk or challenged tradition.
Student Organization of the Year
Presented to the organization distinguishing itself as an example organization for others to follow.