The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations.
More about each of the awards can be found below:
Student Organization Awards
Criteria: Student organizations must be currently registered and in good standing with Campus Activities and Orientation during the 2015 – 2016 academic year.
- Community Outreach Award: This award recognizes a student organization that has engaged the larger community during the academic year, either through mentorship opportunities between students and community leaders, community service work, and/or highlighting issues facing the broader community or world at large.
- 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.
- Social Justice Award: This award recognizes a student organization that has shown deliberate leadership around fostering a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment at Augsburg.
- 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. Nominations for this award are closed, as new student organizations are automatically nominated.
- 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.
Student Leader Awards
Criteria: Student leaders must (1) be Adult or Day Undergraduate Students, (2) have a GPA of 2.2 or higher, (3) be in good standing with the College, and (4) have been enrolled at least one semester at the Minneapolis campus of Augsburg during the 2015 – 2016 academic year.
- Community Service Award: This award recognizes a student that has demonstrated a commitment to living out Augsburg’s statement of vocation, “we believe we are called to serve our neighbor”, through active volunteerism.
- 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, welcoming, and inclusive environment at Augsburg.
- 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.
- Dean of Students Awards: The Dean of Students Award is presented to 1-3 student leaders who exemplify outstanding leadership through deliberate and meaningful engagement with students across different identities, issues, and experiences. Nominations for this award are closed, as recipients are selected from the pool of those nominated for other Student Leader Awards.
- Emerging Leader of the Year: This award recognizes a student who participated in the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) during fall semester 2014, 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. Nominations for this award are closed, as all Emerging Leaders from fall semester 2014 are considered.
- 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.
- 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 college 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.