organization Awards

CONTACT

Vanessa Talavera
Education and Involvement Specialist
vtalavera@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-4944

CSI Award Information

The Center for Student Involvement Organization Awards honors student organizations and their leaders who have had a profound impact on campus and in the community. All awards listed below will receive a $200-$1000 prize.

Nominations for the 2020-2021 awards cycle will open February 26th and close March 12th (self-nominations are accepted). Applications for the 2020-2021 awards cycle will open March 24th and close April 9th. Awards recipients will be announced for the Student Life Impact Awards on the @ucdavis.life Instagram on Monday, May 24th through Wednesday, May 26th.

For full descriptions, please check out the Student Life Impact Awards program.

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Adams Award for Leadership in a Student Organization

In honor of Ted Adams, former director of the UC Davis Student Programs and Activities Center, who wished to recognize student leaders, The Adams Award honors individual leadership and accomplishment within registered student organizations. The Adams Award is presented annually by the Center for Student Involvement to a leader of a registered student organization who has effectively directed or influenced the student organization, campus and/or wider community.

The recipient of the Adams Award for Leadership in a Student Organization receives $250.

Selection criteria and nominee/applicant requirements:

  • Must be a currently registered undergraduate or graduate student and member of a currently registered student organization at UC Davis in good standing.
  • Must be an identified officer or leader of a registered student organization for at least two quarters within the current academic year.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the fall quarter.

Laura Shultz is a 2021 recipient of the Adams Award for Leadership in a Student Organization.

Building career pathways (New!)

The Building Career Pathways Award recognizes a registered student organization that successfully promotes professional growth and achieves organizational ambitions for successful transition into the workplace.

The recipient of the Building Career Pathways Award receives $200.

Selection criteria and nominee requirements: 

  • An organization’s overall contribution to encouraging career passions and using transferable skills is the primary criterion considered. Nominees should leverage strengths and skills of their members to their desired career goals.  

  • Must be a registered student organization.

  • Must be in good standing at the end of fall quarter.

Space and Satellite Systems Club is the 2021 recipient of the Building Career Pathways Award.

EXperiential Learning (EXL) Award (new!)

The EXperiential Learning (EXL) Award recognizes a registered student organization that demonstrates co-curricular learning through discovery and exploration of cross-disciplinary interests in traditional and virtual spaces. In addition, promotes extracurricular achievement and provides opportunities for students to explore new areas of interest and develops skills for future success.

The recipient of the EXL Award receives $200.

Selection criteria and nominee requirements: 

  • An organization’s overall contribution to developing a wider sense of understanding of new knowledge and leveraging curiosity outside the classroom. Nominees should demonstrate skills attained through experiential learning that blends RSO and academic environment.
  • Must be a registered student organization.
  • Must be in good standing at the end of fall quarter.

Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society is the 2021 recipient of the EXperiential Learning (EXL) Award.

Trailblazing Innovators Award (new!)

The Trailblazing Innovators Award recognizes a registered student organization that demonstrates an influential societal, communal, or individual impact through their ingenuity of a product, resource, event, or service.

The recipient of the Trailblazing Innovators Award receives $200.

Selection criteria and nominee requirements: 

  • An organization’s overall contribution to society, community or its members. Nominees should use creativity or problem solving to generate original ideas or improve existing concepts.
  • Must be a registered student organization.
  • Must be in good standing at the end of fall quarter.

Homemade at UC Davis is the 2021 recipient of the Trailblazing Innovators Award.