10th Shocker Leadership Awards

The Annual Shocker Leadership Awards is a way to recognize the work of student-led organizations, students, faculty and staff at Wichita State University. Recognized student organizations, university affiliated student groups and individuals may be nominated by a student, faculty member, staff member, or organization, or may nominate themselves for one of the awards. One application form must be completed for each award one wishes to apply for and must have all parts to be considered by the selection committee. All awards must have more than two submissions in order to be judged by the committee. Awards with less than two nominations will not be awarded. Nominations for the 2022 Awards will open on Friday, March 11th and are due Sunday, April 10th at 11:59 P.M. To submit a Shocker Leadership Award, please click the application linked below in each award that you want to apply or nominate someone for.

 

If you would like to nominate someone on their behalf for an awards, please note that it is the responsibility of the nominator to turn in a complete packet. The nominee (unless they are nominating themselves) would not be responsible for uploading the applications. 

Outstanding Large Student Organization

Outstanding Large Student Organization (26 or more members) is given to the organization that demonstrates excellence in the fulfillment of its purpose, membership and leadership development, campus life enhancement, community contributions and general involvement in the University community. The winning student group will also receive a $1,000 sponsored by the Student Government Association. 

Outstanding Small Student Organization

Outstanding Small Student Organization(25 members or less) is given to the organization that demonstrates excellence in the fulfillment of its purpose, membership and leadership development, campus life enhancement, community contributions and general involvement in the University community. The winning student group will also receive a $500 sponsored by the Student Government Association

Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year

Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year is presented to a recognized student organization or University affiliated student group that has made great strides to establish itself on campus in its first year and has contributed to student engagement on campus. The winning student group will also receive a $500 sponsored by the Student Government Association

Outstanding Community Service Program

Outstanding Community Service Program is presented to an organization for planning and implementing a program or event that made great strides towards reaching WSU’s Metropolitan mission to foster the cultural, economic and social development within the community.

Outstanding New Program of the Year

Outstanding New Program of the Year is presented to an organization or group that plans and implements a new program that exhibits creativity and originality. The winning student group will also receive a $200 catering budget

Outstanding Program of the Year

  The Outstanding Program of the Year is presented to an organization or group for conceiving, planning and implementing an outstanding program that demonstrates at least 3 of the values of the Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership (SEAL) office. The winning student group will also receive a $200 catering budget.

Excellence in Collaboration 

Excellence in Collaboration goes to a group of organizations (two or more) that have successfully worked together to sponsor or host an event or program that has benefited the Wichita State campus community.

Outstanding Educational Program of the Year 

Outstanding Educational Program of the Year goes to the best and most effective educational program put on by a club or organization. The winning student group will also receive a $200 catering budget

Excellence in Publicity

Excellence in Publicity is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding publicity by a student organization’s promotion of their group and their group’s work as an important part of the event-planning process.  We recognize a student organization that thinks outside the box to market and advertise and exhibits creativity, inclusivity, and wide reach to attract students to events or to promote awareness of a cause. 

Excellence in Inclusion & Belonging

The Excellence in Inclusion & Belonging Award goes to an organization who has demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence throughout the year. This commitment will be measured based on: programmatic partnerships with organizations whose membership reflects diversity; the organization membership and hierarchy of your organization that reflects diversity; programs that teach, support, or practice a commitment to diversity, underrepresented communities, diversity training, and/or social justice; support for national cultural heritage celebrations on campus; procedural changes in the organization that mark newly discovered diversity opportunities or reflect a historical approach to honoring diversity within the organization; a demonstrated want to explore and appreciate the many cultures of WSU through their actions, deeds, membership, and service choices in their contribution to WSU.

Commitment to Membership Recruitment & Retention 

The Commitment to Membership Recruitment & Retention  recognizes a student organization that serves the needs of its members through speakers, workshops, retreats, conferences, and other acts to continually educate its members.

 

RSO President of the Year

RSO President of the Year is presented to a student organization president who has consistently demonstrated passion for their organization and promoted activity on campus and within the community. Nominations should include an explanation of the president’s achievements with the RSO and demonstrate growth and activity on campus.

Rising Leader of the Year

Rising Leader of the Year goes to an undergraduate student who has completed 30-59 credit hours and has shown tremendous growth over the past academic year and who is emerging as a leader at WSU.

This award requires a Recommendation Letter. When you ask for those letters, please send them this link to upload the Letter of Recommendation.

Advisor of the Year

Advisor of the Year goes to an individual faculty or staff member who has displayed an exemplary level of dedication and commitment to the organization they have advised

New Student Leader 

New Student Leader  goes to a student with less than 30 credit hours, who has in their brief tenure, established themselves as a driven and committed member of their organization, volunteering their time, assisting fellow members, and contributing to the mission of their organization.

This award requires a Recommendation Letter. When you ask for those letters, please send them this link to upload the Letter of Recommendation.

Undergraduate Student of the Year

Undergraduate Student of the Year recognizes junior or senior students who have proven exemplary leadership, involvement, and service to both the WSU and Wichita communities.

Graduate Student of the Year

Graduate Student of the Year recognizes graduate students who have proven exemplary leadership, involvement, and service to both the WSU and Wichita communities.

Recommendation Letter

The awards that require letters of recommendation are New Student Leader, Rising Leader, Undergraduate Student of the Year, and Graduate Student of the Year. Letters are due by April 3rd, 2022 by 11:45pm.