- Leadership Programs
Award Descriptions - Leadership and Service Awards
The Fr. Mario Ross, O.F.M. conv., Leadership and Service Award
This award, named after Fr. Mario Ross, O.F.M. conv., former Director of Campus Ministry, is given to recognize a graduating student who has achieved a well-rounded record of experience in co-curricular involvements and who has made outstanding contributions to leadership and service during his/her years at Saint Louis University. This is one of Saint Louis University's top honors for student involvement.
The Fr. Paul Reinert, S.J., Service Award
This award, named after Fr. Paul Reinert, S.J., former University President and Chancellor Emeritus, recognizes a graduating student who has achieved a well-rounded record of experience and made outstanding contributions to community service and involvements during his/her year(s) at Saint Louis University. This is one of Saint Louis University's top honors for student involvement.
Student Hall of Fame Award
This award recognizes graduating students that exemplify the Five Dimensions of the Saint Louis University Experience, which are: Scholarship and Knowledge, Intellectual Inquiry and Communication, Community Building, Leadership and Service, and Spirituality and Values. Hall of Fame students have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, involvement, and service throughout their career at Saint Louis University.
Current Saint Louis University Students
The Mev Puleo Social Justice Award
This award is named in honor of Mev Puleo, a 1985 graduate of Saint Louis University, who went on to become a successful photojournalist. Before her death in 1996, Mev's work focused on the lives of the poor people around the world. This award recognizes a student who has succeeded in bringing an awareness of social justice issues to others and has personally challenged her or himself to experience other cultures and lifestyles. The recipient of the Mev Puleo award is a student who embraces the diversity of identities that our community inspires, thereby espousing not only the values of Mev Puleo but also the tenets of the SLU Oath of Inclusion.
Exemplary Achievement Award
This award recognizes students that have made significant contributions to the advancement of an organization, program or activity. Nominees who receive this award do not necessarily need to hold an elected or appointed position within an organization, but they have been able to positively affect change and further the mission of their organization by actively engaging in the Servant Leadership process.
Omicron Delta Kappa New Student Leader Award
This award is given by Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, and it recognizes a first year student who has been involved in campus or community activities and has maintained a strong academic standing. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. This student should demonstrate the ability to lead as well as the potential to become a strong student leader at Saint Louis University and in the community.
Servant Leadership Award
The Servant Leadership Award recognizes students who represent any of a number of organizations on campus, (categories listed below). Students who are nominated for a Servant Leadership Award have gone above and beyond the calling of their group and are seen as servants first. These students are often characterized as reliable, collaborative, motivational, organized and communicative, and have willingness to place the goals of the group before personal gain. Students may be nominated in more than one category, but separate nominations for each category must be submitted. (Note: students who receive this award must be involved for at least two semesters)
- Greek Life
- Residence Hall Leadership
- Graduate Student Groups
- Commuter Life
- Academic and Honor Societies
- SLU Media
- Social Action
- Club Sports
- Student Assistants/ Student Employment
- Student Government/ Student Advocacy
- First Year Transition Programs
The Bill Nordmann Community Service Award
This award is named after Bill Nordmann, a 1988 graduate of Saint Louis University, who lost his life in a 1992 plane crash. During his years at SLU, Nordmann was very involved in student organizations, particularly those associated with community service and campus ministry. After graduating he joined the Peace Corps in order to extend his commitment to helping and learning about others. This award is named in his honor in recognition of his spirit and the significant impact he had upon student service initiatives at SLU. This award is given to the student organization or student committee which has had the most impact on the sites or agencies to which the members have contributed volunteer service. (Note: This award does not apply if students receive credit, certificates, or payment for their service.)
Outstanding Organization Award (Large and Small)
This award recognizes chartered student organizations that have demonstrated a high level of commitment and involvement by their members, as well as impacted the campus or community environment in a positive way.
New Student Organization
This award recognizes new student organizations that have demonstrated a high level of commitment and involvement by their members, as well as impacted the campus or community environment in a positive way. (Note: this group must be in existence for less than three academic years.)
Faculty / Staff Awards
The Phil Lyons Outstanding Staff Advisor Award
The Phil Lyons Outstanding Staff Advisor Award is given to the student organization staff advisor who has demonstrated an on-going commitment to the organization, through investments of time and energy, who has impacted the student members in a significant way and who has been a role model as members grow in their involvement in the organization.
The Avis E. Meyer Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
The Avis E. Meyer Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award is given to the student organization faculty advisor who has demonstrated an on-going commitment to the organization, through investments of time and energy, who has impacted the student members in a significant way and who has been a role model as members grow in their involvement in the organization.
The Faculty Commitment to Experiential Learning Award (new 2011)
The faculty commitment to experiential learning award honors a faculty member who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to student learning, and understands that learning occurs both in and out of the classroom environment. This faculty member has promoted experiential learning in its various forms (i.e. service learning, learning community and First-Year Interest Group involvement, internship and career exposure, etc.).