2013 S.O.A.R. Award Applications
Most Innovative Program
Given to the student organization that understands the current needs of the UGA student body and positively advanced the UGA community through sponsoring the most innovative, creative, and groundbreaking project or program.
Organization of the Year
Given to the student organization, which through its activities, programs, and projects has had a significant positive influence on UGA and Athens community. This award is based on the quality of events held, amount of community service performed, and participation in other campus events. This organization will have demonstrated the initiative to further advance the collegiate experience of UGA students beyond the classroom.
Given to the student organization that has taken significant steps in order to improve its overall level of effectiveness from one year to the next.
Given to two or more organizations (one of which must be a registered student organization) that have embraced the spirit of collaboration through co-sponsorship of an activity or event. Collaboration is about more than shared resources, it is also about shared vision, planning, and purpose of an event meant to reach a greater segment of the University or its surrounding community.
Outstanding Campus Event (Large)
Given to the student organization that sponsored an event or program with attendance of more than 120 people. This organization showed exemplary skill in the development, promotion, and execution of the event.
Outstanding Campus Event (Small)
Given to the student organization that sponsored an event or program with attendance of 120 people or fewer. This organization showed exemplary skill in the development, promotion, and execution of the event
Outstanding Cultural Awareness Program
Given to the student organization that realizes no community can reach its fullest potential without celebrating and encouraging respect for diversity in its many forms. This program will have provided the UGA community with an educational or entertaining experience that focuses on diverse views, backgrounds, and/or experiences.
Outstanding New Organization
Given to the student organization that, in its first year of existence at UGA, shows tremendous promise through its purpose, structure, and programs.
Outstanding Service to the Community
Given to the student organization that exemplifies exceptional organizational service to the greater community. This organization will have given its time and talents to positively advance a campus or community issue.
Advisor(s) of the Year
Given to the student organization advisor(s) who has gone above and beyond the basic expectations of an advisor. The nominee(s) must be an active advisor of a registered student organization at UGA.
The Bulldog Vision Award
Given to a student or group of students (i.e. executive board, committee, etc.) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and vision. Nominees for this award will have helped their organization and/or community envision the future, identify paths to success, and implement their vision for the betterment of their organization and/or community.
The Pillar of the Community Award
Given to an individual or entity affiliated with the UGA community, but not necessarily with any one organization, who assists others above and beyond the call of duty. This award highlights the behind the scenes contributions that further the mission of the institution. Eligible are faculty, staff, community members, and students.
The Candice Sherman Emerging Leader Award
Given to a first or second year student who has demonstrated leadership qualities within their organization on campus or in the community. Nominees should display the potential and desire to give back to the university and community through their leadership. Potential is not measured merely by position held, but rather the significant contributions the individual make/have made on campus or in the community. Award recipients will demonstrate that they have participated in experiences that have helped develop their leadership skills. The recipient of this award will also receive a $100 monetary gift.