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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:

  • For students
  • The committee will be considering leadership and co-curricular achievements.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Must also upload an academic and co-curricular resume

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 a recognized student organization that contributes to the advancement and development of their organization and the overall Pace community.
  • Applicant must have a 2.75 QPA and be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.
  • Must also upload an academic and co-curricular resume

Emerging Setter:

  • A new student leader who has contributed significantly to furthering the interests of the Pace community.
  • An outstanding member of his/ her organization that has taken the initiative to be involved with his/her organization and /or on campus.
  • Must have a 2.75 QPA, and be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.

Outstanding President:

  • Student leader consistently shows superior leadership skills and behavior.
  • Leader actively works and supports the goal/mission statement of the organization, and acts in accordance with Pace University rules.
  • Leader takes great pride in their organization and makes sacrifices and spends a significant amount of time working for his/her organization.

Outstanding Advisor:

  • An outstanding club advisor who has shown outstanding love and contribution to the University community.
  • This individual is also recognized by their advisor peers.

Outstanding Staff/Faculty:

  • For staff/faculty (full time or part time) who have shown outstanding love and contribution to the University community.

Organization/Group Awards:

Unity Program:

  • A student organization (Greek or non-Greek)
  • Actively invites members of the Pace University community to participate in activities, meeting, and programs sponsored by the organization
  • They successfully reached out to alumni, faculty, staff, and/or local community members.
  • They can successfully incorporate members of our partner NYC campus in programs/services.
  • Organization must be in good standing, both judicial and fiscal

Organization of the Year:

  • Non-Greek organizations only.
  • Organization shows exemplary behavior at all times, setting a precedent for other organizations to model.
  • In good judicial and financial standing with SDCA.
  • Organization benefits the larger University community.

Program of the Year:

  • The program of the year should be creative, educational, and beneficial to the Pace University community.
  • A pre-program consultation and post evaluation must be on file.
  • The program should have a significant number of attendees.
  • The program should address an element of co- sponsorship, or positively affect the community in terms of social, academic, or unification efforts.
  • Organization sponsoring the event may be Greek or non-Greek
  • Organization sponsoring the event must be in good standing (financial and judicial) with SDCA.

Outstanding Advocacy of Others:

  • Student organization (Greek or non-Greek)
  • Organization aims to promote awareness or the advancement of minority populations through a series of programs, or services.
  • Organization must be in good standing, both judicial and fiscal, with SDCA.

Outstanding Growth:

  • Student organization, Greek or non-Greek.
  • Organization must be in good standing (financially and judicially) with SDCA.
  • A successful, new organization or one that has been revitalized.
  • The organization’s membership has increased significantly.
  • Organization accomplished goals, despite obstacles.
  • Organization shows superior community involvement and outstanding school spirit.

Fraternity Chapter of the Year:

  • Greek fraternities only
  • The chapter receiving exemplifies the four core values of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Unity.
  • Chapter must be in good standing with its (inter)national organization and judicially/financially with SDCA.
  • Chapter GPA must be 2.75/4.0 or above
  • Demonstrated efforts towards Risk Management: provides safe living and/or programmatic environments for its members.
  • Chapter GPA above all-Greek average.
  • 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.

Sorority Chapter of the Year:

  • Greek sororities only
  • The chapter receiving exemplifies the four core values of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Unity.
  • Chapter must be in good standing with its (inter)national organization and judicially/financially with SDCA.
  • Chapter GPA must be 2.75/4.0 or above
  • Demonstrated efforts towards Risk Management: provides safe living and/or programmatic environments for its members.
  • Chapter GPA above all-Greek average.
  • 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.

Philanthropic/Service Organization of the Year:

  • Student organization, Greek or non-Greek
  • Organization aims to promote, educate, and serve to support the growth of a philanthropic/service initiative throughout the year.
  • Organization must have conducted at LEAST 30 total hours of service for the year (and provide documentation).
  • Actively supports other campus organizations/initiatives that relate to philanthropy or service throughout the year.
  • Must be in good standing, both judicial and fiscal, with SDCA.

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.