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Student Appreciation Day: May 6, 2020

Awards Ceremony: May 8, 2020

 

Our Student Leadership & Service awards (SLSA) are an opportunity for the department to recognize the significant contributions our students make within their residence hall communities. The awards ceremony is held annually every May. We also host Student Appreciation Day to celebrate all the exciting programs and work our students completed throughout the year!

 

Nominate your fellow students for our one our awards (listed below).

This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or initiative that has advocated to positively impact change within the residence halls. The change efforts and/or initiative was one that reinforced and represented the needs and voices of the community.

This award highlights actions carried out through implementation of awareness campaigns, programming, and/or community initiatives that impact students within the residence hall community. An individual or initiative nominated for this award should have identified community needs and contributed in a positive manner to the resolution of that need.

Nominations may range anywhere from 200-600 words

This award recognizes an individual who has served in a leadership capacity in the Community Chair role and has demonstrated leadership within the floor community.

The nomination should include detailed examples of contributions to the floor; how this individual has worked towards creating a sense of community on their floor; and/or how they has motivated others. Student and staff testimonials are encouraged in nomination letters. Multiple leaders may be recognized for this award.

This nomination should include a summary of the scope and impact of the leader on their residential community and leadership in fostering a strong community. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

This award recognizes a community-service oriented program of the academic year which was developed and executed primarily by residence hall students.

The nomination should demonstrate how the community-service oriented program or initiative has made an impact on a service agency/philanthropic benefactor, as well as how the project/initiative has influenced the participating residents to serve the local or University community in meaningful ways.

Nominations can include Service Team events and programs. The nomination statement should summarize the scope and impact of the community-service oriented program/initiative. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

This award recognizes any community: floor, multiple floors, building, complex, Special Interest Housing or Living Learning communities whose individual members have been significantly involved in the growth and development of the community. The nominated communities also may have made contributions to the larger complex and/or University community.

The nomination should include detailed examples of resident involvement in the community (this may include information about NET activities); benefits to individuals in the community; and contributions to complex and University communities. Up to two awards may be given.

The nomination statement should summarize the involvement of community members and any significant contribution to the larger complex or University community. This nomination should capture why this community is unique to other communities throughout campus. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

At least one statement of support from a faculty or staff member focusing on personal knowledge of the nominated community and the community’s contributions to the residence halls. Multiple statements of support will be accepted and each statement can range from at least 1 paragraph to 1 page (350 words maximum).

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to their community above and beyond what is typically expected of residential students. This award should recognize a resident who is a great role model, and has positively impacted the residential experience of those around them.

This award is not for a staff member or a student who holds a formal leadership role in the complex (CC executive board member, NET Captain).

Nominations should include support detailing this resident’s involvement in complex activities; change they have initiated in self, peers, or the community; and/or other contributions this student has made to his or her community. Up to two awards will be given (one for First Year area and one for Upper Division).

The nomination statement should highlight the impact and contributions to their community outside of formal or elected leadership roles (see above description for more information). Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

At least one statement of support from a student, faculty, or staff member focusing on personal interactions and observations of the nominee. Multiple statements of support will be accepted and each statement can range from at least 1 paragraph to 1 page (350 words maximum).

This award recognizes a student who embodies the Residence Life & Housing Values of Excellence, Stewardship, Inclusion, Community, Students and Partnership and has partnered with other students or staff to make positive contributions to their residential community.

The nomination statement should include support detailing this individual’s ability to connect to the department mission statement, “live” the mission statement through their actions towards others and within their floor or building communities. Please articulate how the student demonstrates group connection and/or achievement of the mission statement.

This recognition highlights individuals who have had a positive impact on the residence hall experience of another student or students. This award should recognize a resident who has helped make living on campus an experience characterized by kindness, friendship, personal growth, and/or learning.

This award is not for a staff member or a student who holds a formal leadership role in the complex (CC Executive Board member, NET Captain, Community Chair etc.). Multiple students may be recognized for this initiative.

Nominations should include support detailing this resident’s contribution(s) to individuals or the community.

This award recognizes the efforts and contributions of a student in advancing the UD commitment to embrace, enhance and celebrate diversity in their floor, building, and/or area.

The nominee should have 

  • demonstrated respectful and inclusive ways of being when interacting with others in their floor, building, and/or area;
  • promoted, enhanced, and implemented an event that promoted perspective building amongst residents; 
  • and advocated for inclusion of underrepresented groups where students feel a sense of belonging in the floor, building, and/or area.

This award is not for a staff member or a student who holds a formal leadership role in the complex (CC executive board member, NET Captain).

The nomination statement should summarize the scope and impact of the individual’s contributions to the community. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

This recognition highlights students who have attended Equity and Inclusion initiatives offered by our department and submitted thoughtful reflections about their experience. Students may also be nominated for thoughtful reflection in conversation with other members of their community or RLH staff.

This award recognizes an individual who has served in a leadership capacity in their current Neighborhood Empowerment Team and has demonstrated leadership towards the NET goals and missions above and beyond what is expected.

The nomination should include detailed examples of their contribution to the floor; how the individual has worked towards creating a sense of community on their floor; how the individual has motivated others in the floor community to participate in NET; and involvement in NET Challenges.

Student and staff testimonials are encouraged in nomination letters. Multiple leaders may be recognized for this award.

This nomination should include a summary of the scope and impact of the leader on their residential community and leadership in fostering a strong NET community. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

This award recognizes an individual, organization, or department whose work and efforts to collaborate have contributed to enhance the residence hall experience through day to day interactions with students in the residence halls.

The nomination statement should address how the nominee has made an impact through their work with students and what outstanding contributions they have made to the floor or building community.

This award recognizes the work of a student who has taken steps to explore their own perspectives and/or the perspectives of others.

The nominated student should have been active in trying to acquire

  • a new awareness of their own identities/background,
  • knowledge about people different from themselves and/or
  • skills to engage across difference. 

This can be accomplished through formal activities such as the Intercultural Skill Building Series, workshops offered through Student Diversity and Inclusion or coursework as well as through informal means like reading or engaging with other members of their community about their backgrounds.

The nomination statement should summarize t he scope and impact of the individual’s contributions to the community. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

This award recognizes programs and events that are student initiated and implemented in the halls with community building in mind. These programs can include but are not limited to Student Initiative Fund (SIF) and NETSI events.

The nomination should demonstrate how the program has had an impact on a residence hall community, as well as how the program was planned and implemented by students.

The nomination statement should summarize the scope and impact of the program on the residential community and how the program was planned and implemented. Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.

 

Residence Life & Housing is part of the Division of Student Life, which contributes and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive and supportive communities, so that all students may thrive at UD and beyond.