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  • Individual Awards

    • This award recognizes a student that has made a lasting contribution to the Texas State community throughout their academic career. This student has achieved academic excellence, held leadership positions, shown Bobcat pride, and served as a role model to fellow students.

      Nominees must have at least a 2.5 Texas State GPA and have at least 60-89 credit hours to be eligible. 

    • This award recognizes a new student to an organization who has demonstrated initiative, motivation and leadership potential within their organization and the Texas State community.

    • This award is given to a student leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to Texas State and the local community. Academic achievements, commitment to their respective organization(s) and Texas State, and involvement in campus activities are considered.

    • This award serves to recognize any graduate student who serves as a student organization advisor. The award recipient should demonstrate a strong ability to lead their student organization while providing consistent support, feedback, and availability.

    • Any faculty/staff advisor to a Chartered Student Organization* may receive this award. The advisor must have a strong educational role within the group and have helped students learn through their involvement. The nominee should demonstrate dedication, availability, and energy in their involvement with their students. They should be valued and respected by those students with whom they work and have a strong understanding of the organization's needs and goals. 

      Note: Only advisors listed on the organization roster through Student Involvement/MAKO are eligible for this award.  

      *Chartered Student Organizations are student organizations that are sponsored by a university department or auxiliary organization that assumes responsibility for the organization as defined in UPPS No. 07.04.

    • Any faculty/staff advisor to a Registered Student Organization may receive this award. The advisor must have a strong educational role within the group and have helped students learn through their involvement. The nominee should demonstrate dedication, availability, and energy in their involvement with their students. They should be valued and respected by those students with whom they work and have a strong understanding of the organization's needs and goals. 

      Note: Only advisors listed on the organization roster through Student Involvement/MAKO are eligible for this award.  
  • Organization Awards

    • The Student Organization of the Year award is presented to ONE organization that has made a significant effort to further its purpose through its contribution to Texas State University and the San Marcos community. This award recognizes the student organization that has demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity, and perseverance through their activities and programs. Furthermore, the organization embodies the Bobcat spirit through its commitment to leadership development, collaboration among groups, and programmatic efforts to enhance the quality of campus life at Texas State University. The Student Organization of the Year is considered a role model for other organizations on our campus.  

    • These awards recognize NINE organizations who have exemplified outstanding achievements and organizational development among their peer organizations.  Groups are eligible to apply for only ONE category below. Organizations will be awarded based on the following categories:  

      1. Academic/Honors/Professional  
      1. Chartered  
      1. Fraternity/Sorority 
      1. Multicultural  
      1. Religious & Spiritual  
      1. Residence Hall  
      1. Service  
      1. Special Interest /Political
      1. Sports Club /Recreational
  • Programmatic Awards

    • Program of the Year is awarded to an outstanding single program conducted by a TXST student organization from April 2021-March 2022.

      Awards are based on the quality and service provided as a result of the program, its impact on the Texas State and/or San Marcos and Hays County community, level of participation and the quality experience provided. 

    • The Outside the Box award recognizes clubs or organizations that have shown tremendous creativity and originality in “thinking outside the box.” This could include programming, membership recruitment, or creative marketing. This initiative must have been conducted by a TXST student organization from April 2021-March 2022.

    • This award recognizes a TXST student organization that made a meaningful contribution to the surrounding community through service. The organization addressed an existing problem, was committed to working with and for others, and successfully inspired and motivated others to act.

      The contributions from the organization must take place between April 2021-March 2022. 

    • This award recognizes the best collaborative effort among student organizations. The award goes to a group of organizations (two or more) that have successfully worked together to sponsor or host an event or program that has benefited the TXST campus community.

      The collaboration must have taken place between April 2021-March 2022.

      Financial co-sponsorship is not considered to be a fully true collaboration without meeting the aforementioned standards as well.