Individual Student Awards

Registered Student Organization Awards

Nominations for the 2019-2020 awards cycle are now closed. Read below for more information about the awards, along with previous recipients.

For full descriptions and photos of the award recipients, please check out the awards program.

CSI Award Information

 

The Center for Student Involvement Leadership 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 $100-$1000 prize.

For full descriptions and photos of the award recipients, please check out the awards program.

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 fall quarter.

 

Ziad Asadi is the 2020 recipient of the Adams Award for Leadership in a Student Organization.

 

The Advancing Academic and Career Goals Award recognizes a registered student organization that successfully promotes academic achievement and provides opportunities for a diverse range of students to explore new areas of interest and develop academic and/or professional qualifications for future success.

Postpartum Anxiety N' Depression Advocates is the 2020 recipient of the Advancing Academic and Career Goals Award.

Successful student leaders balance multiple academic, work, leadership, service and other personal commitments. The Balanced Leaders Award recognizes a registered student organization that best develops members' skills to support time management, academic commitments, and social engagement. Balanced leaders aspire to achieve academic goals while also maintaining co-curricular involvement and personal wellness.

Alpha Chi Omega is the 2020 recipient of the Balance Leaders Award.

The Excellence in Student Collaboration Award recognizes a registered student organization that demonstrates a collaborative and inclusive approach to their projects and a commitment to utilizing diverse frameworks in developing their contributions to education.

Strategies for Ecology Education Diversity and Sustainability is the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Collaboration Award.

The Global Engagement Award recognizes a registered student organization that demonstrates a commitment to exposing UC Davis students to global perspectives, promoting cross-cultural awareness, and exploring intersections of identity between domestic and international communities.

Other Collective at UC Davis is the 2020 recipient of the Global Engagement Award.

The Inspirational Aggies Award recognizes the registered student organization that demonstrates a commitment to creating and sustaining a healthy campus climate at UC Davis through programs, activities and/or initiatives that promote a campus climate of inclusion and respect.

Chicanx Latinx Collegiate Association is the 2020 recipient of the Inspirational Aggies Award.

The Organizational Improvement Award recognizes the registered student organization that has taken significant steps in order to improve its overall effectiveness from one year to the next. Areas of improvement may include: member academic success, membership recruitment and retention, budget management, program planning, and leadership while fulfilling the mission and goals of their organization.

Nadezhda Clinic is the 2020 recipient of the Organizational Improvement Award.

The Social Justice and Inclusion Award honors the graduating student of any gender who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to social justice in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service. This award will honor a student who has served as a change agent and made a tangible impact on the university community promoting equity and inclusion.

  • The recipient of the Social Justice and Inclusion Award receives $1,000.
  • Selection criteria and nominee requirements: 
    • A student's overall contribution to the campus and community is the primary criterion considered. Nominees should be widely recognized as leaders held in high esteem by other students. They must have made a significant contribution through participation in university or community service. Evidence of socially responsible, ethical and outstanding leadership, either in specific positions of responsibility or while engaged in service activities, are indicators of a nominee's qualifications for the award. Self-nominations are accepted.
    • Must graduate by the end of summer sessions.
    • Must have attended UC Davis for at least two academic years.

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and not be on academic probation at the end of fall quarter.

Angel Cardoza is the 2020 recipient of the Social Justice and Inclusion Award.

The annual Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community award (SPARC) recognizes a rising student activist who has displayed a passion for engagement with and advocacy for multiple communities.

    • The recipient of the Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community Award receives $500.
    • Selection criteria and nominee requirements: 
      • A student's overall contribution to the campus and community is the primary criterion considered. Nominees should be widely recognized as leaders held in high esteem by other students. They must have made a significant contribution through participation in university or community service. Evidence of socially responsible, ethical and outstanding leadership either in specific positions of responsibility or while engaged in service activities are indicators of a nominee's qualifications for the award.
      • Must be a UC Davis student enrolled full-time.
      • Must have attended UC Davis for a minimum of two consecutive quarters.
      • Must be in good academic standing at the end of fall quarter.

 

Aarya Chidambaram is the 2020 recipient of the Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community Award