Welcome to the landing site of leadership, achievement, recognition, and celebration. This webpage has been developed to provide you with the pertinent information surrounding the Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony process and yearly ceremony.
The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony is an opportunity for various facets of student life to come together in celebration of accomplishments and awards that include recognized student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, Residential Life Hall of the Year, the Jefferson Award (presented by the Center for Community Action and Research), individual awards, Emerging Setter award, organization and groups awards, and many more!
Date, time, and location
The Blue and Golds: Campus Community Award Ceremony typically takes place during an evening in early May in the Gottesman Room of the Kessel Student Center. Even though it is exclusively attended by nominees and their guests, others will have the chance to livestream the event via Student Engagement's Instagram.
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 and community, recognized student-run organizations, and overall student life on the Pleasantville Campus.
- Organization/Group Awards: Any recognized student organization that operates on the Pleasantville Campus is eligible to apply (e.g., Student Government Association-sponsored organizations, Student Engagement-recognized organizations, fraternities and sororities, honor societies, and 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.
- Silver Gavel Society: Membership in this society is reserved for five junior or senior 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 Pleasantville Campus.
- 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: A first-year student or sophomore 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: A student leader who consistently shows superior leadership skills and behavior. This leader takes great pride in their organization, makes sacrifices, and spends a significant amount of time working for their organization.
- Outstanding Advisor: An outstanding club advisor who, recognized by their advisor peers and students, has shown outstanding love, dedication, and contribution to the Pace Community and their organization.
- Outstanding Staff and Faculty: An outstanding club advisor who, recognized by their staff and faculty peers and students, has shown outstanding love, dedication, and contribution to the Pace Community and their organization.
- 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 Pace Community.
- Program of the Year: The program of the year established by any student-run organization should be creative, educational, and beneficial to the Pace 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 Community to participate in activities, meeting, and programs sponsored by the organization. This 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 and/or revitalized. This 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. This chapter must be in good standing with its (inter)national organization and judicially and financially with Student Engagement. It provided demonstrated efforts towards risk management with a safe living and/or programmatic environments for its members. It showed active participation and attendance of all activities, meetings, and events deemed mandatory or hosted by the Greek community. It maintained an active relationship with its academic counselor, chapter advisor, (inter)national organization, and respective governing council. It submitted forms and reports on time, including: Rosters, Anti-Hazing Contract, New Member Intake Intent Form, and more (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. This chapter must be in good standing with its (inter)national organization and judicially and financially with Student Engagement. It provided demonstrated efforts towards risk management with a safe living and/or programmatic environments for its members. It showed active participation and attendance of all activities, meetings, and events deemed mandatory or hosted by the Greek community. It maintained an active relationship with its academic counselor, chapter advisor, (inter)national organization, and respective governing council. It submitted forms and reports on time, including: Rosters, Anti-Hazing Contract, New Member Intake Intent Form, and more (Chapter GPA: 2.75–4.0).
- Philanthropic and Service Organization of the Year: Any student organization that aims to promote, educate, and serve to support the growth of a philanthropic and service initiatives throughout the year. The organization must have conducted at least 30 total hours of service for the year. It actively supports other campus organizations and initiatives that relate to philanthropy or service throughout the year.
Award submissions are due by midnight on April 3, 2022.
The following will serve as general guidelines for the logistics of 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 28. Individual nominees are permitted to bring two guests (must be registered, and groups are permitted to bring six members (who all must be registered as well).
- All award nominees will undergo a judicial record assessment as part of the selection process.
- Each award is presented by a member of the Pace 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, the recipient, guests, and the presenter pose for a photo before departing from the stage.