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Awards & Recognition

GVSU student volunteers have the opportunity to nominate others, apply and be recognized at the university, state, and national levels.

GVSU Service Recognition Programs

1. CSLC Awards (presented at the Office of Student Life's annual Recognition Awards)
The CSLC highlights registered student organizations and service leaders for outstanding service and philanthropy activities.

CSLC Spirit of Service Award - Highest Total Hours Reported by an Organization
CSLC Spirit of Philanthropy Award - Most Philanthropic Dollars Raised by an Organization
CSLC Spirit of Service Award - Most Hours Reported By an Individual

Eligibility/Requirements: Students must report service hours and philanthropy efforts via Service Tracker.

Application Process: There is no application process for these awards.

2. Student Life Awards
The Office of Student Life and Student Organization Center recognize student organizations for a number of awards including "Outstanding Service" and "Outstanding Philanthropy."

Eligibility / Requirements: Must be a Registered Student Organization on Orgsync
Application Process: Online Application
Applications Due: Annually in mid-March
Website: Orgsync under "forms"

3. I am Grand Valley Campaign
Eligibility/Requirements: Any Grand Valley student leader who displays and utilizes strong leadership skills to contribute to the campus and beyond.
Nomination Process: To nominate someone, fill out the form on the website and include a short paragraph (350 characters or less) on how that nominee exhibits leadership skills
Nominations Due: Annually in December

Michigan Service Recognition Programs

1. Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Outstanding Student Service Awards (OSSA)
OSSAs honor those students who have made a true commitment to service.

2. Commitment to Service Awards: Recognizing two students from each MCC member campus who have been particularly devoted to service. *There is an internal GVSU process to select GVSU's 2 nominees, please contact the CSLC for more information.

Heart and Soul Awards: recognizing students for their community efforts. An unlimited number of GV students can be nominated by faculty, staff or other students. This nomination form requires basic contact information. Nominated students will be contacted after nominations have closed to submit the application materials such as several essay questions and resume. Please refer to the instructions provided by MCC (which will be available once the nomination process has closed).
Nominations Due: See above

3. Governor's Service Awards
Eligibility/Requirements: Many different awards available; see GSA website for complete list and description
Nomination Process: To nominate someone, download the form from the GSA website; nominees will have to complete a background check
Nominations Due: Late Spring/Early Summer

National Service Recognition Programs

1. Presidential Service Awards Program
Eligibility/Requirements: For students: Bronze level= 100-174 hours of service, silver level= 175-249 hours, gold level= 250+ hours
Application Process: Go to the website, click "Track Your Hours", then create your record of service
Applications Due: No application required