The Awards

EIL-awards

Excellence in Leadership Awards features 15 Awards

    • 9 Individual Awards
    • 6 Group Awards

*An Award may have more more than one recipient

** ALL Nominations due by March 25

Detailed Criteria for Each Award (PDF)


Individual Awards

Outstanding First-Year Leader Award – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/ofyl)
The Outstanding Freshmen Leader Award, established in 2006, recognizes a freshman for exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the University community.

Outstanding Sophomore Leader Award – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/osl17)
The Outstanding Sophomore Leader Award, established in 2006, recognizes a sophomore for exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the University community.

Outstanding Junior Leader Award – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/ojl)
The Outstanding Junior Leader Award, established in 2006, recognizes a junior for exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the University community.

Outstanding Senior Leader Award – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/osl)
The Outstanding Senior Leader Award, new in 2012, recognizes a senior for exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the University community.

Unsung Hero Award – “demonstrated leadership, not necessary to have a title” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/uha)
The Unsung Hero award was established in 2006 to recognize a student for work they do behind the scenes. The individual might not hold an executive leadership position within an organization, but consistently works to improve his or her organization or cause.

Ripple Award – “committed to social justice” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/ripple)
The Ripple Award was established in 1995 by the Student Union, the Committee Organization for Rape Education, Residential Advisors, Office of Residential Life, and Office of Student Activities to recognize an individual who stands up for his/her ideals, strikes out against injustice, bestows unconditional respect upon all beings, enables groups and individuals to flourish, and recognizes the significance of small acts in the effort to attain a greater vision.​

Helen Davis Humanitarian Award – “committed to education and service” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/hdh)
The Helen Davis Humanitarian Award was established in 1995 by the Office of Student Activities as a tribute to the dedication shown by Ms. Davis to Washington University and the St. Louis community. The award will recognize a student who promotes human welfare in the St. Louis community through education and service.

Victor H. Farwell Award – “senior with four years of cumulative leadership and service to communities” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/vhf)
The Victor H. Farwell Award, established in 1994, recognizes a senior for an exemplary track record of leadership, service, and commitment to the University community over their entire collegiate career. This award acts as the capstone leadership award for a senior who has worked throughout their four years to better the Washington University community (and beyond) and their own leadership skills.​

Advisor of the Year Award – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/advisor)
The Advisor of the Year Award was new in 2012 and recognizes the outstanding contributions of a faculty or staff member to a student group.

Doesn’t necessarily have to be a formal Advisor, but a faculty or staff member who has advised student groups to success.

*All nominated seniors will be considered for Outstanding Senior Leader Award


Group Awards

Outstanding New Program or Event – “never been done before” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/onpe)
Student groups frequently put on excellent programs. Groups recognized in this category will have been innovative, collaborative, motivated, and will have produced an outstanding program or event.

  • New signifies new program/event (developed in the 2015-2016 academic year)​, not necessarily a new group on campus
  • Innovative means that it meets a new or emerging need of the community

Outstanding Established Program or Event – “been done at least once before” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/oepe)
Student groups frequently put on excellent programs. Groups recognized in this category will have been innovative, collaborative, motivated, and will have produced an outstanding program or event.

  • Emphasis on established program/event (developed prior to the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Innovative means doing something new to enhance the success or mission of the program/event

Dignity of Difference Award – “committed to social justice” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/dod)
The Dignity of Difference Award recognizes student groups for efforts that have enhanced the campus climate as it relates to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, disabilities, and wellness.

Living the Mission Award – “values based, mission driven” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/ltm)
The Living the Mission Award, created by Campus Life staff in 2005, recognizes a student group who is exemplifying what it means to live out the mission, values, and principles of their group on a daily basis.

Most Improved Student Group – “new initiatives or re-energized direction” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/misg)
The Most Improved Student Group Award was new for 2012 and recognizes a student group for significant growth over the course of an academic year. Winners of this award show exceptional improvement in programming and/or governance.

Outstanding Student Group – “outstanding overall” – nominate here (http://baseline.campuslabs.com/wustl/osg)
The Outstanding Student Group Award was established by​ Student Involvement and Leadership to recognize a model student group – one with a dynamic leadership team, engaging and thoughtful program/events, effective meeting structure/engagement, and overall success of living out its mission and purpose. In addition the group will demonstrate a commitment to the Washington University community, or beyond. ​____________________________________________________________________________________________

Shepley and Hayes Awards – Senior Awards presented by the Chancellor

The Ethan A. H. Shepley Award is presented to outstanding seniors who have excelled in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and service to the campus community. 

The W. Alfred Hayes Award is presented to outstanding senior athletes who by personal example have provided constructive leadership at Washington University.