Student Life

Student Leadership Awards

2015 Student Leadership Awards

Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of students, student organizations and the faculty/staff who support them by awarding a series of USM Student Leadership Awards.  Nominations are now open for the 2015 awards.

Nominations may be made by any member of the USM community - students, faculty or staff.  Award nominations are due no later than: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Noon.

It is the nominator's responsibility to complete the nomination form (linked below). Be sure to answer all of the questions and detail the nominee's strengths in relation to the award for which they individual, or group, is being nominated.  Award recipients are selected solely on the content of these answers, so please be specific!

Awards Criteria

For individual student awards, nominees should meet the following criteria:
Currently enrolled at USM (verified by the Office of the Registrar)
Grade point average of at least a 2.0 (verified by the Office of the Registrar)
Good standing within the University Conduct System (verified by Community Standards)

For group awards, nominees should meet the following criteria:
Recognized by the University as an active student organization

For event award, nominees should meet the following criteria:
Sponsored by a USM organization or department

For the faculty/staff awards, recipients should meet the following criteria:
Employed by the University of Southern Maine during the 2014-2015 academic year

Award criteria will be verified for individual award nominees (University status, GPA, conduct standing).  Nominees not meeting the basic criteria will be removed from the selection process.  Nomiators will be notified of any issues that may arise.


Senior Husky Achievement Award
Outstanding Student Leader
Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life
Outstanding Event of the Year
Outstanding Student Organization
Outstanding New Student Organization
Outstanding Contribution to Community Service (Individual and Group)
Outstanding Contribution to Campus Diversity
Outstanding Student Employee
Outstanding Faculty or Staff Involvement

A selection committee (comprised of students, faculty and staff) will review all award nominations.  The committee will be advised by the Director of Student Life & the Coordinator of Learning Communities.  Award recipients will be selected by April 16th, 2015.

Award recipients and all nominees will be notified after the selection process is completed.  All nominees, nominators, family and friends are invited to the following recognition event:

USM Leadership Awards Ceremony and Involvement Recognition Gala
Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 5pm - off campus at the Mariner's Church Banquet Center in Portland's Old Port. RSVP for the Gala