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GVSU students have the opportunity to nominate others, as well as to apply and be recognized at the university, state, and national levels.  Click each area below for more information.

Opportunities for Recognition

1. CSLC Awards (presented at the annual Office of Student Life awards)

The CSLC highlights registered student organizations and service leaders for outstanding service activities.

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

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

Application Process: Beginning in Winter 2017, an application process will accompany this award.  Check back in late February 2017 for details.

2. Student Life Awards

The Office of Student Life recognizes student organizations for a number of awards annually in April.  More information can be found here.

Application Process: Applications for these awards open in the winter semester.  Please check back for more information at that time.

Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Commitment to Service Awards

This award recognizes 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 Melissa Baker-Boosamra for more information.


Governor's Service Awards
Since 1994, Michigan's Governor and her/his spouse have been hosting the Governor's Service Awards to pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from across Michigan. These volunteers demonstrate the power of giving and caring every day, and the Governor's Service Awards are one small way to thank them for their commitment.

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

Presidential Service Awards Program

This award is administered through the Corporation for National & Community Service and recognizes the amount of service performed by an individual over a 12 month period.

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.