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Campus Awards Nominations

Nominations for this year’s awards will be open February 21, 2022 through March 18, 2022.

See a list of past winners.

Campus Awards 2022

  • Commitment to Community

    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

    Submit a nomination for the Commitment to Community award

    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

    Submit a nomination for the Commitment to Community award

  • David S. Taylor Service to Students

    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
    • Demonstrate above and beyond commitment to serving students

    Submit a nomination for the 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
    • Demonstrate above and beyond commitment to serving students

    Submit a nomination for the David S. Taylor Service to Students award.

  • 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

    Submit a nomination for the Student Organization Advisor of the Year award

    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

    Submit a nomination for the Student Organization Advisor of the Year award

  • Outstanding Student Employee of the Year

    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

    Submit a nomination for the 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

    Submit a nomination for the Outstanding Student Employee of the Year award

  • Emerging Leader

    “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

    Submit a nomination for the Emerging Leader award

    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

    Submit a nomination for the Emerging Leader award

  • Program of the Year

    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

    Submit a nomination for the 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

    Submit a nomination for the Program of the Year award

  • Inclusive Excellence

    “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

    At Boise State, we believe in upholding and honoring voices, in their difference and in their entirety. Inclusive Excellence is about seeking to understand others, navigating conflict around difference using civil discourse, and working to create a campus conducive to success for all Boise State students.

    • The Inclusive Excellence Awards are for a student, staff, faculty member, or group who are committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State.

    Submit a nomination for the Inclusive Excellence award

    At Boise State, we believe in upholding and honoring voices, in their difference and in their entirety. Inclusive Excellence is about seeking to understand others, navigating conflict around difference using civil discourse, and working to create a campus conducive to success for all Boise State students.

    • The Inclusive Excellence Awards are for a student, staff, faculty member, or group who are committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State.

    Submit a nomination for the Inclusive Excellence award

  • Spirit of Boise State

    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

    Submit a nomination for the 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

    Submit a nomination for the Spirit of Boise State awards