The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. Members of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society are inducted, and recent graduates of the Emerging Leaders Program are celebrated and recognized.
More about each of the awards can be found below.
Augsburg Senior CLASS RECOGNITION AWARDS
Augsburg Senior Leadership Society
The Augsburg Senior Leadership Society recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University.
Criteria: Students must:
- Be graduating seniors in either April or December 2019;
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;
- Be in good academic and conduct status with the University; and
- Have demonstrated leadership contributions through engagement in student organizations, campus activities, or university-sponsored or university-affiliated programs.
Applicants for this society will also be considered for the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award.
Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award
This award is given annually to an Augsburg senior (by credit) undergraduate student who reflects the qualities of leadership and commitment to enhancing university life which distinguished the professional life of Linda Schrempp Alberg. The amount of the award is ~$500.00. Selection criteria includes:
- Demonstrates characteristics/values important to Linda Schrempp Alberg: leadership potential, nurturing of others, effective communication skills, creativity, proactive style and fairness.
- Demonstrates outstanding leadership involvement in student government, campus activities and/or student life.
- Exhibits highest commitment to building strengths within student community and participating with other students, faculty, and staff to enhance the quality of the Augsburg experience.
Marina Christensen Justice Award
Every year at Commencement, one graduating senior receives the Marina Christensen Justice Award for demonstrated dedication to community and working in solidarity with marginalized people. This award recognizes work that is in keeping with the personal and professional life of Marina Christensen Justice, who courageously and effectively reached out to disadvantaged people and communities.
Nominations are submitted in the spring with nominations with the Augsburg Leadership Awards but not announced until Commencement. Nominees are judged on the following criteria:
- The depth and breadth of community involvement.
- A strong commitment to addressing the systemic roots of the issues.
- A personal and professional commitment to work with marginalized communities.
- Bold and courageous leadership.
- Authentic and sustained engagement with community and issues.
Student Leader Awards
Criteria: Student leaders must (1) be Adult or Day Undergraduate Students, (2) have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, (3) be in good academic and conduct status with the University, and (4) have been enrolled at least one semester at the Minneapolis campus of Augsburg during the 2018 – 2019 academic year.
Civic Engagement Award
This award recognizes a student that has spurred individual or collective action to identify and to address a public concern on campus and/or larger community during the academic year.
Dean of Students Awards
The Dean of Students Award is presented to 1-4 student leaders who exemplify outstanding leadership through deliberate and meaningful engagement with students across different identities, issues, and experiences.
Emerging Leader of the Year
This award recognizes a student who participated in the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) during fall semester 2018, and has gone above and beyond to demonstrate active involvement in student activities, student governance, and/or student life at Augsburg during the academic year.
Outstanding Class Leaders of the Year
These awards recognize students from their respective classes who have shown leadership at Augsburg in their academics, involvement in co-curricular activities, and commitment to service work and outreach in the community. Day students from the first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior classes are recognized, as well as students from the Adult Undergraduate program; class status determined by credits completed.
Peer Education Award
This award recognizes a student that has provided educational and/or mentorship opportunities for their peers and classmates at Augsburg.
Social Justice Award
This award recognizes a student that has shown deliberate leadership around fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment at Augsburg.
Student Leader of the Year
This award recognizes a student that has gone above and beyond their role by espousing the values and vocation of Augsburg by engaging themselves and the entire campus community around active citizenship, global perspective, living faith, and meaningful work.
Student Organization Awards
Criteria: Student organizations must be currently registered and in good status with Campus Activities and Orientation during the 2018 – 2019 academic year.
Auggie Spirit Award
This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated a commitment and enthusiasm for Augsburg’s mission and has meaningfully engaged the campus body around the work it is doing.
Civic Engagement Award
This award recognizes a student organization that has spurred individual or collective action to identify and to address a public concern during the academic year.
Innovations in Programming Award
This award recognizes a student organization that has put on an outstanding, innovative event or program (or series of events or programs) during the academic year. This program/event must have been open to the entire Augsburg community.
New Student Organization of the Year
This award recognizes a registered student organization that has been in existence 2 years or less that has shown growth in its membership, successful programming, and deliberate outreach to the entire Augsburg community.
Social Justice Award
This award recognizes a student organization that has shown deliberate leadership around fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment at Augsburg.
Student Organization Advisor of the Year
This award recognizes a staff or faculty advisor of a student organization who, through their dedication and leadership, has encouraged meaningful growth of their student organization.
Student Organization of the Year
This award recognizes a student organization that has gone above and beyond its stated mission espousing the values and vocation of Augsburg through intentional collaborations and by engaging its membership and the entire campus community around active citizenship, global perspective, living faith, and meaningful work.