Awards

The Student Involvement Awards are given to current Sonoma State University students, faculty, and staff who have had a positive impact at SSU. The awards recognize the tireless work of chartered clubs/organizations both on the SSU campus and the greater community. Successful nominations should demonstrate that the individual or club/organization has made a significant and positive contribution to the campus in one or more of the following ways:

  • Building community
  • Enhancing wellness
  • Promoting social justice and advocacy
  • Actively volunteering
  • Creating innovative and new programs or activities
  • Innovating and enhancing existing campus programs or services
  • Exhibiting outstanding leadership with an organization or program

 

Award Winners
2019 Winners

Specialty Awards:

  • Sorority Member of the Year: Carley Chatterley (Alpha Delta Pi)
  • Multicultural Organization of the Year: Ballet Folklorico De Sonoma
  • Sports Club of the Year: Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu

Individual Awards:

  • Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year: Patricia Kim-Rajal (MALCS)
  • Outstanding Officer of the Year: Catherine Meyer (Computer Science)
  • Emerging Leader: Brandon Leong (FAASSU)

Most Outstanding Programs:

  • Outstanding Program of the Year: Fro-ology (Black Student Union)
  • Outstanding Program of the Year: NomaHacks (Computer Science Club and Women in Computer Science)

Seawolf Awards:

  • Outstanding New Club/Organization of the Year: Art Club
  • Most Improved Club/Organization of the Year: Black Student Union
  • Outstanding Club/Organization of the Year: Women in Computer Science and Computer Science Club
2018 Winners

Specialty Awards:

  • Sorority Member of the year: Aubrie Russo
  • Multicultural Cub/Organization of the year: FAASSU
  • Sports Club of the year: Brazilian Jujitsu

Individual Awards:

  • Alumni Advisor of the year: Jennifer Santiago 
  • Faculty/Staff Advisor of the year: Gina Geck
  • Outstanding Officer of the year: Miana Coleman
  • Emerging Leader: Andrew Munch

Most Outstanding Programs:

  • Member Development: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Collaborative Program: Lambda Theta Nu & NAK
  • Campus Impact: The Vagina Monologues
  • Community Impact: MECHA

Seawolf Awards:

  • Most Improved Club/Organization of the year: Sigma Omega Nu 
  • Outstanding Club/Organization of the year: MALCS de SSU
Award Applications:
Individual Awards (open to all qualified participants)

 Outstanding Member: Emerging Leader Of The Year Award
Recognizes an outstanding organization member who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and service to their club/organization, its members, and/or the campus community. The nominee is not required to hold a leadership position in the organization but the nominee must be an active member of the organization in which they are being nominated for.
All nominees must be undergraduate students in good academic (minimum of a 2.0 GPA) and judicial standing with Sonoma State University.

 

Outstanding Officer Of The Year Award
Recognizes an outstanding member of a club/organization who has held a leadership position. The nominee has demonstrated dedication and service to their organization.
To apply, all applicants must be undergraduates in good academic and judicial standing with the university. The officer must have had at least a semester in their position to be qualified.

 

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Of The Year Award
Recognizes an outstanding  faculty/staff advisor who shows support, commitment, and dedication to the organization(s) they advise.

Outstanding Program Awards (open to all qualified participants)

Outstanding Program of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding program in the following areas but not limited to: campus impact, community impact, member development, and collaboration. How did the program have an impact on its club/organization members, collaborate with another group/department etc., impact the campus and impact the community?

 

Outstanding Program in Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB Award)

Recognizes an outstanding program in the areas of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. This program enhances the University's commitment to creating a campus climate in which the desire to build trust among people is widely shared, and opportunities for enhancing diversity and a sense of community are encouraged and supported. (Source: SSU's Diversity website)

Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards

Outstanding Fraternity Member of the Year Award
Recognizes one outstanding fraternity man who has made significant contributions to his chapter and the Fraternity and Sorority Life community at SSU. They should embody their organization’s values and exhibit excellence in the areas of leadership, academics, brotherhood/sisterhood, and service/philanthropy. Further, this member serves as a role model to others in the community and has left a legacy of striving for excellence.
To apply, all applicants must be undergraduates in good academic and judicial standing with the university.

Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year Award
Recognizes one sorority woman who has made significant contributions to her chapter and the Fraternity and Sorority Life community at SSU. They should embody their organization’s values and exhibit excellence in the areas of leadership, academics, brotherhood/sisterhood, and service/philanthropy. Further, this member serves as a role model to others in the community and has left a legacy of striving for excellence
To apply, all applicants must be undergraduates in good academic and judicial standing with the university.

Multicultural Award (tailored to organizations whose focus is on being multicultural )

Outstanding Multicultural Organization of the Year Award
Recognizes an outstanding multicultural club/organization that has excelled in advancing the university’s commitment to diversity on campus.
In order to be eligible for this award, the organization being nominated must be designated as a multicultural organization by Student Involvement/SonomaSync.

Sports Club Award

Outstanding Sports Club of the Year Award
This award recognizes an SSU chartered sport club that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the university.
To apply, all applicants must be in good and judicial and academic standing with the university.

Student Involvement Awards (open to all qualified organizations. Organization/Club will recieve $250 towards account)

Most Improved Organization of the Year Award
Recognizes an outstanding organization who has improved within the last academic or calendar year. This student organization has improved in the areas of membership, leadership development, participation in initiatives that further the organization's purpose, and has made a positive impact on the SSU community.

Outstanding Organization of the Year Award
Recognizes an exceptional SSU chartered club/organization that has excelled in all areas of leadership, membership, and impact. This organization has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of its organization, its members, and of the university.

Outstanding New Organization of the Year Award
Recognizes an outstanding new organization to the Sonoma State University campus in the 2018-2019 academic or calendar year. The club/organization has demonstrated significant contributions to the SSU community in a short amount of time  as indicated by areas of development within a club/organization (member growth, programming, education etc.).