Student Involvement and Leadership Awards

The annual Student Involvement and Leadership Awards (SILA) sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) recognizes our students for their leadership, academic performance, and social change contributions through: Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, First-Generation Initiatives, Equity Programming, Roadrunners Athletics, and Overall Leadership. Each year, students and groups are recognized for their outstanding contributions to MSU Denver.

Tivoli Student Union

2024 Award Ceremony

Tivoli Turnhalle

Tuesday, April 23rd | 5:00 PM

Award Criteria

Presented to registered Student Organizations at MSU Denver in good standing as of March 1, 2024

Nominations will begin to be accepted on February 20th for the 2023 Student Involvement and Leadership Awards.

Online Nominations Due: Friday, March 23rd at Midnight

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

)SILA 2024 Nominations

Enter your nominations here for the Student Involvement and Leadership Awards!

Nominate Here

Equity Programming and Overall Leadership Award Criteria

Student Organization Award Criteria

First-Generation Award Criteria

Fraternity & Sorority Life Leadership Award Criteria

Fraternity and Sorority Life event

Selected by the Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) team, awards are presented to recognized Fraternities and Sororities based on the chapter’s submission of the Rise Accreditation. The Rise Accreditation program is to ensure that recognized fraternity and sorority chapters at MSU Denver are meeting the expectations of what it means to be a part of this community. The CMEI FSL believes that as one chapter excels it also helps to raise the rest of the community. All our FSL chapters can continually grow and improve; achieving the goals they set for themselves in each of the areas below and to provide congruence with the eight points of emphasis of fraternities and sororities:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Siblinghood
  • Campus Involvement
  • Ethics
  • Inclusivity
  • Leadership
  • Lifetime Loyalty
  • Service

Roadrunners Athletics Award Criteria


Selected by Roadrunners Athletics, the CADRE award is presented to a Roadrunner student-athlete who has embodied the core values of MSU Denver – Community, Access, Diversity, Respect, Excellence (CADRE) – over the past year.  The values can be shown in any number of ways including community service, student engagement, and campus participation.

Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI)

Student Involvement and Leadership Awards

Honoring Contributions of Individuals and Groups that Build Community and Create Change at MSU Denver


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Campus Location:

Tivoli Student Union 305




Mailing Address:

Campus Box 39, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362