UNCG Spartans of Excellence Awards Banquet

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will honor outstanding student leaders and organizations at the 2019 UNCG Spartans of Excellence Awards Banquet on Monday, April 29th at 6:00 pm, in the Elliott University Center Cone Ballroom. This annual banquet 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 Awards Banquet will be by ticket only and seating is limited. Each recognized student group is limited to (8) tickets that should be reserved by the group President.

Ticket reservation information will be available March 18, 2019.

Award Application Information:

Do you think your group should be recognized for an award?

Fill out the application now! Please note there is a section for individual awards, student group advisor awards, and student group awards.

Applications need to be submitted online by Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5pm. All winners will be announced at the banquet. 


Please click on the link HERE to complete a Spartans of Excellence Award Application!

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

Click here to view past winners names and categories>>


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.
  • Tickets to the awards ceremony can be reserved at a later date. Reserving does not guarantee admission; only tickets will guarantee entry and will be made clear to student group presidents.
  • Ticketing will be strictly on a physical ticket entry ONLY. Students including nominees, winners, and presenters will be required to come by the CAP office to pick up a printed ticket. Tickets are collected at the Cone Ballroom entrance the night of the banquet.
  • Students who nominate their advisor for the Outstanding Student Group Advisor award will be responsible for getting a ticket for their advisor and assuring 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, can only receive an award twice in 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 2017-2018 academic year.
  • The Activities & Campus Events (ACE) board 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, Outstanding Student Leader and Emerging 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 Individual Excellence 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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