Student and RSO Awards
Each year the University of Louisville recognizes the achievements of our students, student organizations, and advisors. Students, faculty, and staff are given the opportunity to make nominations of students and student organizations deserving of recognition for the awards.
Students and student organizations may be nominated for more than one award. Students and student organizations will only be recognized for one award for the award period with the exception of the Outstanding New Organization and the Student Organization of the Year. Previous year's recipients are not eligible to receive the same award two years in a row. A nomination form must be submitted for each award that the person and organization wish to be considered.
Nominations are reviewed by the selection committee. When evaluating nominees for an award, the selection committee looks for the extent to which nominees have contributed to the University community through leadership, service, and involvement. Nominations will be evaluated based on the criteria listed for each award. It is recommended that all forms and letters be completed in a professional manner, as well as any supporting documentation. Length is not as important as quality. Provide specifics as to how your nomination meets the award criteria. Committee decisions are final and will not be announced until the awards ceremony.
The Awards are:
- The Cardinal Award of Excellence - Scholar/Volunteer Award (Graduating Senior Only)
- The Cardinal Award of Excellence - Scholar/Leader Award (Graduating Senior Only)
- The Outstanding Student Awards (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate Student)
- Advisor of the Year
- Spirit of Community (Individual)
- Spirit of Diversity (Individual)
- Spirit of Service (Individual)
- Spirit of Community (Project)
- Spirit of Diversity (Group)
- Spirit of Service (Group)
- Outstanding Entertainment/Social Programs
- Outstanding New Program/Initiative
- Collaboration Award
- Outstanding New Organization
- Student Organization of the Year