Student Organization Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awards

Student Involvement & Development hosts a celebration of excellence on behalf of all recognized student organizations through the SOAR awards program. This annual awards ceremony is a prestigious event, designed to honor outstanding student organizations and leaders for their service, leadership and programming throughout the past academic year.

The following are the individual awards available for all registered student organizations:

  • Emerging Leader Award ~ recognizing a freshman or transfer student leader.
  • Outstanding Program of the Year ~ recognizing programs organized through student organization leadership, one award is given in each category: community service, diversity, educational, and campus enhancement.
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award ~ recognizing the faculty or staff advisor that has provided continual support to their organization.
  • President’s Outstanding Leader Award ~ recognizing a student who show academic excellence, campus involvement, service, and leadership.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Community Service Award ~ recognizes a student who has made outstanding contributions to the community.
  • Student Organization of the Year ~ recognizes a student organization that shows campus engagement, membership development, leadership training, and organizational activity.
  • True Blue bod Spirit Award ~ recognizes a student that shows great Ichabod prided and is actively engaged on campus.

Who's Who Among Among American Universities and Colleges

A student at the University of Alabama desired created an honors program without dues or fees that would select and recognize outstanding students for their academic accomplishments and leadership contributions. While still pursuing his studies, he created Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges, a distinguished biographical volume that honors the nation's most noteworthy students of higher learning.

Through years of serving higher education, Who's Who Among Students exists as one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation, having earned the over-whelming respect of college faculties and administrations. For the students that are outstanding leaders on campus, becoming nationally recognized by the Who's Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic and leadership achievement.

Selections to Who's Who Among Students are made each year by individual schools. Nominations are accepted from University faculty and staff, and are screened by a selection committee. In addition to the minimum requirements of 88 hours and a 3.0 GPA, our screening committee looks for outstanding service to the campus and the community.

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