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The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony

Welcome to the landing site of leadership, achievement, recogniztion and celebration. This webpage has been developed to provide you with the pertinent information surrounding the The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony process and yearly ceremony.


Overview

The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony (formaly know as The Pace Pride Awards) is an opportunity for various facets of student life to come together in celebration of accomplishments and awards of which include recognized Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Residential Life Hall of the Year, the Jefferson Award (presented by the Center for Community Action & Research), Individual Awards, Emerging Setter, Organization/Groups Awards, and many more!


Date, Time and Location

The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony will be

Friday, April 28th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM

Award Nominations are due by Midnight on April 3rd


Who’s eligible to apply?

Awards are separated into two categories. These categories are intended to provide a venue to highlight the various aspects of student life on campus while supporting the accomplishments of all our student leaders, advisers, organizations and support staff throughout the year. These categories are as follows:

  • Individual Awards: Applications within this category are available to recognized students, staff, faculty, administration and advisers (both on and off campus) for their distinguished service in the promotion of growth and development of our students/community, recognized student organizations and overall student life at Pace University Pleasantville.
  • Organization/Group Awards: Any recognized student organization that operates on the Pace University Pleasantville campus is eligible to apply (e.g., Student Government Association Sponsored Organizations, SDCA Recognized Organizations, Fraternities and Sororities, Honor Societies, other Social Organizations supported by a University department)

Awards Listing and Description

Please find the attached Individual Awards and Organization/Group Awards. The nomination links are attached within the document.

Individual Awards:

Silver Gavel Society
Membership in this society is reserved for five upperclass students who have consistently demonstrated leadership in co-curricular affairs while maintaining a high degree of excellence in their academic endeavors. (Minimum GPA 3.3)

Outstanding Transfer Student
Any transfer student enrolled in the current academic year who has demonstrated extraordinary qualities and participated in activities that have had a positive impact on the Pace University-PLV Community.

Outstanding Student Leader
A member of the university community in a recognized leadership role that contributes to the advancement and development of their organization and the overall Pace community. (Minimum GPA 2.75)

Emerging Setter
An underclass student who has contributed significantly to either an organization, department, off campus partner, or the greater pace community. This nominee expresses the qualities of a rising leadership. (Minimum GPA 2.75)

Outstanding President
Student leader consistently shows superior leadership skills and behavior. Leader takes great pride in their organization, makes sacrifices, and spends a significant amount of time working for his/her organization.

Outstanding Advisor
An outstanding club advisor who, recognized by their advisor peers and students, has shown outstanding love, dedication, and contribution to the university community and their organization.

Outstanding Staff/Faculty
An outstanding club advisor who, recognized by their staff/faculty peers and students, has shown outstanding love, dedication, and contribution to the university community and their organization.

Organization/Group Awards:

Organization of the Year
Any student organization (Not a Fraternity or Sorority) that shows exemplary behavior at all times and sets a precedent for other organizations to model, while benefitting the larger university community.

Program of the Year
The program of the year established by any student organization, should be creative, educational, and beneficial to the Pace University community. The program should address an element of co-sponsorship, or positively affect the community in terms of social, academic, or unification efforts.

Outstanding Advocacy of Others
Any student organization that actively engages members of the Pace University community to participate in activities, meeting, and programs sponsored by the organization. Organization promotes awareness and/or the advancement of minority populations through a series of programs or services. They successfully reached out to alumni, faculty, staff, and/or local community partners.

Outstanding Growth
Any student organization that is a successful, new organization or one that has been revitalized. The organization’s membership has increased significantly and has accomplished goals, despite the obstacles of being new/revitalized. The organization shows superior community involvement and outstanding school spirit.

Fraternity Chapter of the Year
Any Fraternity that exemplifies the four core values of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Unity. Chapter must be in good standing with it’s (inter)national organization and judicially/financially with SDCA. Demonstrated efforts towards Risk Management: provides safe living and/or programmatic environments for its members. Active Participation and attendance of all activities, meetings, and events deemed mandatory or hosted by the Greek community. Active relationship with academic counselor, chapter advisor, (inter)national organization, and respective governing council. Timely submission of forms and reports including: Rosters, Anti-Hazing Contract, New member Intake Intent Form, etc. (Chapter GPA 2.75/4.0)

Sorority Chapter of the Year
Any Sorority that exemplifies the four core values of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Unity. Chapter must be in good standing with it’s (inter)national organization and judicially/financially with SDCA. Demonstrated efforts towards Risk Management: provides safe living and/or programmatic environments for its members. Active Participation and attendance of all activities, meetings, and events deemed mandatory or hosted by the Greek community. Active relationship with academic counselor, chapter advisor, (inter)national organization, and respective governing council. Timely submission of forms and reports including: Rosters, Anti-Hazing Contract, New member Intake Intent Form, etc. (Chapter GPA 2.75/4.0)

Philanthropic/Service Organization of the Year
Any student organization that aims to promote, educate, and serve to support the growth of a philanthropic/service initiative throughout the year. The organization must have conducted at LEAST 30 total hours of service for the year. Actively supports other campus organizations/initiatives that relate to philanthropy or service throughout the year.


Timeline

Awards are due by Midnight on April 3rd


General Guidelines

The following will serve as general guidelines for the logistics area of the The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony.

  • All award nominees will be contacted of their nomination. The top three candidates in each category, as determined by the selection committee, will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony on April 28th. Individual nominees are permitted to bring 2 guests (must be registered, and groups are permitted to bring 6 members (all must be registered as well).
  • All award nominees will undergo a judicial record assessment as part of the selection process beginning in 2012- 2013.
  • Award recipients are to be recognized in the following manner and with the following gifts.
  • Each award is presented by a member of the University community, of who will read a script for the award recipient describing both the award, the category and the recipients accomplishments.
  • Awards are presented in the form of a certificate.
  • At the conclusion of each award, please have the recipient, guests and the presenter pose for a photo before departing from the stage.

Welcome to the landing site of leadership, achievement, recogniztion and celebration. This webpage has been developed to provide you with the pertinent information surrounding the The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony process and yearly ceremony.