Career & Leadership Development

Awards and Special Recognition

Each year, students and student organizations help others, compete successfully, create new opportunities for learning, and help students learn valuable skills. Recognition of these accomplishments is important! Leadership skills, Recruitment of new members, backing of campus faculty and staff, and continued growth are all supported by the recognition that comes from Campus Awards. Career & Leadership Development maintains several ways in which you, your organization, its advisors, and its members can be recognized across campus!

UW-Whitewater and Career & Leadership Development sponsor an annual celebration of students, staff, and student organizations. Applications for these awards, many of which include monetary prizes, are open in December and close in March. Applications can be found in connect.

Each year, student organizations at UW-Whitewater are eligible to participate in the Organizations of Excellence program. Groups are asked to complete a number of tasks (many of which are part of the normal cycle of an organization’s year – completing recognition process on time, participating in the Involvement Fair, etc.). Organizations achieving that recognition are eligible for perks like free copies, recognition at Campus Awards, key table placement at Involvement Fairs, and more!

Organization of Excellence Overview

Organization of Excellence Application (Check back in Fall Semester for the new application!)

Campus Advisors that serve in the role voluntarily are eligible for recognition. Does your advisor go above and beyond to support your group’s activities and members? Then nominate them for this monthly award! Monthly nominees are also entered into the annual Advisor of the Year Award, given out at the annual Campus Awards in early May.

Advisor of the Month

Do you have outstanding students in your organization? We know you do! Let us share their greatness with the campus community, and earn some positive recognition for your organization at the same time!

Student Leader of the Week Nomination

Share your organization’s successes with us! We’ll celebrate your accomplishments on social media and help to promote the great things your group does!

Organization of the Week Nomination


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