Office of Student Activities & Involvement

Student Organization Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Awards 

 

 

General Information

SOAR Awards Reception

SOAR Awards Nomination

SOAR Award Descriptions

SOAR Award Past Recipients 

SOAR Awards FAQs

The SOAR Awards were created to support, encourage, and recognize student leadership and achievement in Student Life programming. Each spring semester individuals and registered student organizations are recognized for their outstanding contributions to campus and community life and tradition.

Please use this website to view past award recipients AND to nominate students that complement the award descriptions.

Award Descriptions

The 2015 SOAR Awards nomination forms can be submitted electronically via OrgSync during the spring semester. All individual nominees must be involved in Office of StudentActivities & Involvement programming and organization awards are for registered student organizations only. 

The 2015 Nominators, Nominees, and Award Winners will be invited to the SOAR Awards Reception which will take place in the spring.  

Check out Frequently asked questions or for assistance, please contact Dani Rossman at Rossm1dl@cmich.edu or 989-774-3016. 
 


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SOAR Awards Reception

The 2015 Nominators, Nominees, and Award Winners will be invited to the SOAR Awards Reception in the spring located in the UC Rotunda.

Once the closing date for nomination forms has passed, an RSVP will be electronically sent to Nominators, Nominees, and Award Winners.

Central Michigan University provides individuals with disabilities accommodations to participate in university activities, programs, and services. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation should call the Office of Student Activities & Involvement at 989-774-3016 at least one week prior to the event.
 


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SOAR Nominations

The deadline to nominate for SOAR is: to be determined.

Please visit the CMU Directory to make sure that the correct email, name spelling, and year are provided for all nominees. There is no limit to the number of nominees an individual can nominate.

Individual Awards Form:
Outstanding Student Organization Leadership Award

Emerging Leader Award

Outstanding President of a Large RSO

Outstanding President of a Small RSO

Organization Awards Form:
Best Programming Venture for a Large RSO 
Best Programming Venture for a Small RSO 
Best Collaborative Effort
Outstanding Student Organization
Outstanding New Student Organization
Outstanding Contribution to the Community by a Student Organization
CMU Spirit Award
Outstanding Advisor Award
Social Justice Award
Outstanding Marketing Award
Outstanding Artistic Performance
Outstanding Cultural Program
Outstanding Recreational Organization
Outstanding Safety Program


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SOAR Award Descriptions

Outstanding Student Organization Leadership Award 

Emerging Leader Award

President of the Year for a Large RSO  
Presented to an individual who has excelled as the President of an organization, through the use of leadership and organization development. Nominees must have served a full term as president by the end of the academic year.

President of the Year for a Small RSO
Presented to an individual who has excelled as the President of an organization, through the use of leadership and organization development. Nominees must have served a full term as president by the end of the academic year.

Best Programming Venture for a Large RSO  
A Programming Venture is defined as any event that has made a substantial impact on the group and/or the community. 

Best Programming Venture for a Small RSO 
A Programming Venture is defined as any event that has made a substantial impact on the group and/or the community. 

Best Collaborative Effort
Any instance where an RSO partnered with one or more different RSO’s to plan events, fundraisers, etc. that had a substantial impact on the members and/or the community. 

Outstanding Student Organization  
Any RSO that has turnout consistent with Roster submissions, has taken active steps in the recruitment process, has taken significant steps towards fulfilling their mission, and has hosted beneficial programming ventures for members and/or the community. 

Outstanding New Student Organization 

Any new RSO, formed within the last twelve (12) months, that has taken significant steps in the recruitment process, has seen growth consistent with their recruitment efforts, and has made an effort to put on programs that will be beneficial to members and/or the community.

Outstanding Contribution to the Community by a Student Organization 

Any RSO that has given a substantial amount of time and/or a substantial monetary donation to any part of the Mt. Pleasant community and has seen a positive impact from the contribution. 

Outstanding Advisor Award 

Any Advisor who has consistently made significant contributions to the RSO for more than 12 months. 

Outstanding Marketing Award 

Any promotional attempt that was made to advertise the RSO in a positive manner to the campus community and had an impact on the recruitment efforts of that RSO.   

 


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SOAR FAQs

Is there a limit to the number of students we can nominate?
No, there is no limit to the number of nominations from any one group or individual.

Does other involvement outside of the Office of Student Activities & Involvement count for an award?
The awards will be given for involvement within the Office of Student Activities & Involvement programs or registered student organizations. Involvement in other areas will support nominations but will not stand on its own. For clarification on Office of Student Activities & Involvement sponsored programming, please visit www.cmich.edu/sai

Is The SOAR Award Reception open to anyone?
At this point, the event is open invited individuals and members of the RSOs that are nominated. 

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