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It’s Award Season!

Information on Dean of Student Awards and Greek Life Awards.

Posted in: Announcements

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We are nearing the end of the semester which means we want to give out some awards! We hope you either apply or submit nominations for the following awards and can attend our virtual ceremonies in a few weeks.

Dean of Students Awards

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 30, 5 p.m.

Awards will be selected by class year:

  • First-Year
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Graduating Senior (August ’20, January ’21, May ’21)
  • Graduate Student

Selection criteria will include:

  • MSU campus involvement
  • Academics
  • Leadership

Please Note: This is not a scholarship or grant award.

Applications must be completed online by Friday, April 30, 2021 no later than 5 p.m. Applications submitted after 5 p.m. will not be considered.

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Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, May 12.

Greek Life Awards

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 23, 12 p.m.

The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 11 via Zoom.

Chapter Awards

Outstanding Scholarship Award

  • Actively implemented systems to improve their individuals members and overall chapter grade point average
  • Positively impacted the MSU Greek Life community through the organization’s academic development

Outstanding Leadership Award

  • Gone above and beyond building leadership skills among chapter members
  • List the other clubs/organizations members are apart of

Philanthropic Excellence Award

  • Shown outstanding philanthropy efforts
  • Impacted the Montclair State community through their philanthropic efforts
  • Educated the community about their organization’s philanthropy

Outstanding Community Service Award

  • Contributed to the community through service projects, clean ups, etc.
  • List the amount of hours every member completed throughout the 2020-2021 year

Outstanding Public Relations Award

  • Improved their social media to provide chapter members and the Greek community with more information about what is going on within their organization
  • Has gained followers and continues to grow and promote other organizations or councils

Educational Program/Theme Week of the Year

  • An outstanding educational program/theme week your organization or council has held that has impacted and benefited the entire community

Outstanding Program/Theme Week of the Year

  • An Outstanding Program/Theme Week your organization or council has held that has impacted and benefited the entire community.

Council of the Year (IFC, NPC, NPHC, TLC, IGC, UGC)

Only ONE council will be awarded Council of the Year

  • Explain why one council is deserving of the Council of the Year award
  • Has engaged members, created new programming, scholarship and leadership opportunities

Chapter of the Year

  • Excelled in areas of chapter management, brother/sister/siblinghood, academic programming, new member/intake programming, scholarship, philanthropy and service initiatives, exemplifying values, risk management, campus involvement and
  • Greek Life community involvement

Individual Awards

Outstanding Campus Advisor

  • Gone above and beyond to support the growth and achievement of the chapter
  • Supported the MSU Greek Life community
  • Establish positive relationship with the members of the organization

Greek Leader of the Year

Two individuals will be awarded Greek Leader of the Year

  • Made significant contributions to their organization and the Greek Life community
  • Demonstrated the values of their organization and the Greek Life community
  • Exemplified the pillars of the Greek Life community (leadership, scholarship, philanthropy, service and brother/sisterhood/siblinghood)

Greek President of the Year

One president from each sub-council will be awarded Greek President of the Year.

  • Demonstrated outstanding service to their organization and its mission during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Demonstrated the values of their organization and the Greek Life community

Unsung Hero Award

  • Made significant yet unrecognized contributions to the Greek community at large
  • Positively influenced the Greek community from behind the scenes

Campus and Community Involvement Award

  • Made significant contributions to the Montclair State Campus and Community through membership in outside clubs, teams, departments, and volunteer opportunities

Greek Unity Award

  • Made significant effort to form relationships with members outside their own organization
  • Has made significant strides to bridge the gap between councils

Amanda “Ducky” Quesada Award

  • Shown passion about the Montclair State campus
  • Very involved in the Greek community
  • Who strives for Greek Unity and is always willing to reach out or help other organizations when needed

Senior Distinction

  • Dedicated themselves to their chapter throughout their entire senior year
  • Make significant contributions and a lasting mark on the chapter

Lasting Legacy Award

  • This individual can be any individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to an organization, our Greek community, Montclair community, and overall operations of our office for at least two years. It can be an undergraduate or graduate student, a staff/faculty member, or advisor. Nominating Office of Greek Life staff is permitted, but discouraged.
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Inclusive Excellence Awards

The Office for Social Justice and Diversity at Montclair State University is accepting nominations for three Inclusive Excellence Awards recognizing outstanding members of our community this year.

  • The awards will be presented at our annual Inclusive Excellence Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 13, 5-6:30pm.
  • You may nominate yourself, someone else or a department/organization.

About the Inclusive Excellence Awards

This award is presented to three members of our community for the amazing social justice, diversity and inclusion work they’ve done within and beyond our campus community. Organizations, departments, individuals and families are eligible for this award.

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