UNCG Spartans of Excellence Student Awards Ceremony

UNC Greensboro will honor outstanding student leaders and organizations at the 2019 Spartans of Excellence Student Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 29th at 6:00 pm, in the Elliott University Center (EUC) Auditorium. This annual event provides an exciting opportunity to celebrate the impact our students and organizations make as leaders, scholars, and innovators.


Ticket Information:

Entrance to the Spartans of Excellence Student Awards Ceremony will be based on RSVPs through SpartanConnect.  Each recognized student group is permitted to bring eight (8) members.

Please review and RSVP to the event on ​SpartanConnect

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Award Application Information:

Applications closed on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:00pm. All winners will be announced at the ceremony. Thank you to everyone who applied!


Excellence Award categories:

  • Outstanding Student Leader
  • Group Excellence in Innovation
  • Group Excellence in Advocacy
  • Group Excellence in Community Service
  • Outstanding Student Group Advisor
  • Spartan Leadership Award

*Below are a list of award descriptions

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Award Policies

  • Individuals and groups can be nominated by faculty and/or staff to win one of the awards, but it is the responsibility of the nominee to fill out the application to be considered for the award. The additional application information MUST be completed by the nominee in order to be considered by the Selection Committee.
  • All applicants are expected to attend the ceremony on Monday, April 29th. Please RSVP on Spartan Connect (individual students may attend, but student organizations may bring a maximum of (8) members).
  • Students who nominate their advisor for the Outstanding Student Group Advisor award will be responsible ensuring their attendance.

Award Criteria

  • Applicants must be full time undergraduate or graduate student of the University at the time of nomination in order for their applications to be considered.
  • Recipients, both group and individual, cannot win the same award in two consecutive years.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for undergraduate applicants; minimum GPA of 3.00 for graduate applicants.
  • All student group or individual projects referred to in applications must have happened in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Activities & Campus Events (ACE) is exempt from student group awards due to their special circumstances regarding financial support, staff support, and programming nature of their group. Individual ACE members, however, ARE eligible for individual awards [Spartan Leadership and Outstanding Student Leader].
  • Individuals and student groups must be in good academic standing and have a good conduct standing with the University.
  • Each award may have additional criteria.


Award Descriptions

Spartan Leadership Awards – presented to ten (10) undergraduate or graduate students of UNCG who have demonstrated outstanding spirit, leadership and service. These students exemplify UNCG values with leadership, commitment, respect for others, and going beyond the call of duty. Students will be chosen from the remaining applicants of the Outstanding Student Leader Awards.

Outstanding Student Group Advisor – (to be completed by a student group on behalf of their advisor) presented to a faculty or staff member to be recognized for his/her work with a student group in development of students, their leadership skills and creativity, as well as group development. This individual should have made significant contributions to the UNCG community, is aware of University policies and procedures, and serve as an advisor VOLUNTARILY (it is not part of their job/professional responsibilities). As an advisor, he/she must have maintained regular communication with the student group, regularly attended meetings and/or events, and understand the group’s mission.

Outstanding Student Leader – presented to an individual, undergraduate or graduate level, who has exemplified a balance of personal and academic excellence, and meaningful leadership involvement in the UNCG community. The individual must have completed leadership training or orientation programs, and either: a) participated in a student group, b) been employed by the University, and/or c) participated in a committee

Group Excellence in Innovation – presented to a group for demonstrating innovative and creative programming in a single event or on an ongoing basis. Achievements in planning, delegation, execution, promotion, and presentation of programs will be taken into consideration. This group must have demonstrated effective use of available resources, promotion and marketing efforts, and considered the diverse population of student audiences. Clarity and achievement of the program’s stated goals and objectives are essential.

Group Excellence in Advocacy – presented to a student group for their commitment to equality and solidarity in the UNCG community. This group challenges our community to be one based on fairness, calls for direct action to implement social change, and helps students realize their potential. They must demonstrate a strong desire for improving cultural, socioeconomic, and gender role understanding, and have bridged the many groups represented on campus.

Group Excellence in Community Service – presented to a student group based on overall community service efforts. These efforts could consist of a one-time program or a series of programs during an academic year, up to the application deadline. Consideration for recognition is based on how closely the series of programs reflects the group’s mission, student participation in development and execution, effective use of available resources, and the impact of the service in meeting the community’s needs.

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