Campus Awards Nominations
Nominations for this year’s awards will be open February 22, 2019 through March 16, 2019.
Commitment to Community Award
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
Broncos define success not wholly by their personal accomplishments, but by what they do for others. What Broncos do for others is not idle talk. It’s real commitment to giving one’s time, heart and soul to making the world a better place. They know that changing the world is never done on one’s own. This award is for Broncos who have inspired action in one another to serve and bring about positive change together. To be eligible, a nominee should:
- Have been involved with and/or organized a service project in the current academic year or demonstrated a commitment to serving throughout the year
- Be a Boise State student or a group of students
David S. Taylor Service to Students Award
Dr. David S. Taylor witnessed tremendous change at Boise State during his 26 years as the vice president for Student Affairs. From 1972 to 1998, the student population grew, became more diverse, and services and programs expanded to help students meet their educational goals, and Dr. Taylor was instrumental in guiding and shaping that evolution.
This award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member who is committed to impacting the lives of students; extending student learning beyond the classroom; inspiring students to see what is possible; and seeking innovative ways to serve students in the 21st century, a whole new chapter of accelerated change. To be eligible, a nominee should:
- Be a Boise State faculty or staff member
- Have a minimum of five years of employment service or alumni status
- Demonstrate above and beyond commitment to serving students
Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Student organizations are vehicles for learning, change, and action at Boise State. Advisors to these groups mentor, teach, and coach their students, helping them to see what is possible by challenging them not to accept what is, but to explore what could be. Their students learn that they have the ability to transform themselves, impact the campus and local community, and change the world.
This award is for an advisor dedicated to changing the lives of students involved in student organizations. To be eligible, a nominee should:
- Be a current advisor to a student organization recognized by Boise State University
- Demonstrate above and beyond commitment to serving students
Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Award
Broncos who serve Boise State as student employees see what they do as a chance to contribute to the school they call home: a chance to add real value to Boise State through hard work. To them, it’s never “just a job.” They approach their work with purpose, skill, and enthusiasm, shaping the very look and feel of the university, and in this “living laboratory” they build skills in problem solving, team work, time management and synthesizing information. This award is for Broncos who approach their employment as paths to make themselves and our institution better. To be eligible, a nominee should:
- Be an undergraduate student employee paid by an hourly rate
- Have completed or expect to complete at least three months of employment during the current academic year
Emerging Leader Award
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” —T.S. Elliot
It is vital in the 21st century job market to know what it means to lead: to model the way, to inspire others to act, to challenge the process, and to take risks. Broncos acquire these skills in their residence halls, in their labs, and in their student organizations. This award is for students who are charting intentional paths where they learn what it means to lead. To be eligible, a nominee should:
- Be a Boise State student in their first or second year at Boise State
- Transfer students in their first or second year are eligible
- Be committed to personal leadership development
- Be dedicated to student involvement and learning outside the classroom
Program of the Year Award
Broncos make a difference on campus and in the community by creating activities, events, and programs that open minds and inspire hearts. They teach us new, exciting ideas; gather us together for friendship, fun, and community; create opportunities in which we can engage and learn; and challenge each one of us to consider our place in the world.
This award is for students who have created an activity, event, or program that made a significant impact on the campus community. To be eligible, a nominated program should:
- Have occurred within the current academic school year
- Have been coordinated with significant leadership and initiative by Boise State students
Inclusive Excellence Awards
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
At Boise State, we believe that we can be and do more when we move beyond just being individuals. This is inclusive excellence. This is about believing that real, lasting change in our world is possible and that it is best accomplished with a true commitment to inclusion and equality. This is about seeking to understand differences and advocate for the perspectives of others in pursuit of equity and justice on our campus and beyond. This is about asking the tough questions about diversity in the campus community.
These awards are for a student, staff, faculty member, or group who are action-oriented, equity-minded, and committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State.
To be eligible, nominees should:
- Be a Boise State student, staff, faculty member, or group
- Have shown commitment to understanding difference and developing intercultural awareness
- Has brought attention to issues of social justice and created an atmosphere of inclusion on campus and beyond
Spirit of Boise State Awards
Broncos believe in a better future—that their actions can be the movement that changes the world. To get there, they know they cannot simply accept what is. They ask “What if?” They see obstacles as opportunities. They connect the disconnected and imagine the yet unimagined.
Broncos work hard and seek to learn all they can. They do their own research. They generate new knowledge. They will touch many lives by serving the community, locally and globally, making a difference wherever they go.
Boise State University challenges students to create a better future through an unwavering commitment to innovation and fresh ideas. This award is for students who best exemplify the true spirit and values of this institution. To be eligible, a nominee should:
- Be a Boise State student with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Exemplify the shared values of Boise State University
- Have made a positive impact on campus
- Have a current class standing of Junior or higher at Boise State
- Graduate level students are eligible
Questions? Contact the Student Involvement and Leadership Center at 208-426-1223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.