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Officer Resources: Awards, Celebrations, and Documents

Who's Who Among Students

For more than seven decades this national program has honored outstanding campus leaders annually for their scholastic and community achievements.  There is no initiation cost or membership fee to the nominated student.  The Who’s Who program was designed this way in 1934 by founder H. Pettus Randall II to ensure academic achievement was recognized regardless of a student’s financial ability to participate.

Nominations for inclusion in this year’s volume of the publication are now being accepted in the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development.  In order to be eligible for selection, students must complete a Personal Profile Questionnaire, have a faculty or staff member complete a Nominee Recommendation form, and expect to receive a Bachelor’s or Graduate level degree by December 2015.

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities
  • Service to the university
  • Potential for future achievements

Groups or individuals may make nominations and students may nominate themselves.  All nominees must submit the electronic application packet via Campus LINK (campuslink.uc.edu) no later than Friday, February 6, 2015If you have any questions, please contact me at nicole.mayo@uc.edu.

Fall Student Organizations Fair

The purpose of the Fall Student Organizations Fair is to promote student organizations as well as their mission and activities to the university community. It also provides student organizations with the opportunity to recruit new members into their respective organizations.  

If your student organization is interested in taking part in the fair, please rsvp by August 15, 2014 using this online application.   

Winter Student Organizations Fair

Calling all Student Organizations!  It’s coming! The 3rd Annual Winter Student Organizations Fair will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Atrium which is located in the Tangeman University Center! 

The fair offers student organizations the opportunity to promote their programs, mission, and upcoming events to the university community. If your organization is interested in participating please complete the following link: Online Winter Activities Fair Application

Presidential Leadership Luncheon

The Presidential Leadership Luncheon is an annual program that celebrates the Presidents and Advisors of Student organizations.  The event features keynote speakers who provide expertise and guidance as it relates to leadership, programming, and other organizational topics.  

This year's luncheon will take place Wednesday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon!

CSI: Celebration of Student Involvement                                        

The CSI: Celebration of Student Involvement is sponsored by Club Sports and Student Activities Board.  The goal of the event is acknowledge and honor university student organizations for their contributions to student life through community service, programming, and innovative events.

This year's celebration will take place Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.   The event is free and open to all student organizations, however, each student organization can only send three representatives.

This will be a great capstone to the school year! Come out and celebrate the achievements of Student Organizations! Attire for the event is business/business casual

2014-2015 SAB Student Spotlight 

The University of Cincinnati’s Student Activities Board is seeking current students to spotlight in its 2014-2015 ACTIVUS!

The Activus is a publication that promotes the activities and mission of all current student organizations at the university. Over 5,000 students, professors, administrators, potential employers, and potential students will receive this publication in print form, and thousands more will be able to access it online at www.uc.edu/sald.

Student Organization Awards                                     

Advisor and Student Organization of the Year Application-

Student Organization Advisor of the Year- This award acknowledges a member of the university community who serves as an Advisor to a student organization and has demonstrated a strong commitment to its development, mission, and programs.

Applicants for this award will be judged on the following: involvement with the student organization, understanding of university regulations, leadership development initiatives, and their influence on the mission and productivity of the organization. To apply please click here

Student Organization of the Year-The Student Organization of the Year Award acknowledges a student organization for their programming, service to the community, and influence on student life. Applicants for this award will be judged on the following criteria: organizational goals with an explanation on how they were achieved, the impact on the university community, and how the organization has improved its operations from the previous year. To apply click here

Campus Life Awards

Apply now Campus Life Awards are now available!

The Campus Life Awards acknowledges all student organizations for their contribution to student life.  Student organizations are honored for their programmatic efforts, community service and innovation.  If you feel your organization qualifies for one of the awards below please apply!  The deadline to apply for one or all of the Campus Life Awards is March 19, 2014

Outstanding New Student Organization – A University of Cincinnati student organization that has been in existence less than 3 years and has demonstrated the potential to provide strong leadership on campus and/or to have a positive impact on the university will be considered for this award.  The award will be judged on the overall impact the new organization has had on student life and the university. 

Outstanding New Program/Initiative – A University of Cincinnati student organization that has created a new program/initiative that has enhanced the university community and student life through a creative or innovative approach will be considered for this award.  The program/initiative must have taken place after August 27, 2012 (within the last two academic school years, 2011-2012 or 2012-2013).  The award will be judged on, but not limited to, creativity, general appeal, and impact on the university.

Outstanding Student Organization Collaboration Award- The Outstanding Student Organization Collaboration award acknowledges two University of Cincinnati organizations that have joined together to enhance student life and the university community. This could be through a single event or continuous program. The award will be judged on how the collaboration impacted student life.

The Diversity Award-The Diversity award acknowledges a University of Cincinnati student organization that promotes diversity and understanding of different cultures, ethnicities, religions, backgrounds, etc. on campus. The award will be judged on the impact the group has had on the university through programming that represents the ideals of diversity.

Community Service Award- The Community Service award acknowledges a University of Cincinnati organization that has demonstrated a serious dedication to service around campus and/or the community. This could be through a single event or continuous program. The award will be judged on the overall impact on the service to the community.

The Sustainability Award- The Sustainability Award acknowledges a University of Cincinnati student organization that promotes sustainability and actively models what it means to have a positive impact socially, environmentally and economically. This award will be judged based on the group’s sustainability literacy regarding the group as a whole or a project they have participated in.

Outstanding Group Collaboration Award- The Outstanding Group Collaboration award acknowledges two University of Cincinnati organizations that have joined together to enhance student life and the university community. This could be through a single event or continuous program. The award will be judged on the overall impact the collaboration has had on student life and the university.

Campus Life Award applications can be downloaded here  

Student Organization Forms & Resources

Organizational Documents and Forms

Waiver and Release Form

University Transportation Services Rental Form

University Approved Vendor Listing

SSLC Room Reservation Request Form

Purchase Order Worksheet

Fundraising Opportunities

Shine the Shoe Contract

Shine the Shoe Student Organization Waiver

Shine the Shoe Waiver

Shine the Shoe Responsibility

Sample Resources & Information

Sample Student Org. Constitution and Bylaws

Student Organization Handbook

Student Organization Training Workshop 2013-2014

Funding Resources Packet 2013-2014

Travel Documents

Travel Authorization Form (Group)

Travel Authorization Form (Individual)

Transportation Request Form

New Driving Quiz (UC vehicle drivers must take)

University Policy and Procedures

Student Code of Conduct

University Hazing Policy

University Rules for Student Organizations