DSA Convocation

Division of Student Affairs Student Awards Convocation

 

The Division of Student Affairs will host the 44th DSA Awards Convocation on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM in the Student Union Ballroom.  This event recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the university.

 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
6:00 PM CST | Student Union Ballroom
DSA - 44th
 
 

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DSA Award Nomination

**Nominations, Recommendation Letters, and Applications open on Monday, January 29, 2024 and close on Monday, March 11, 2024.***

 

If you know a group or individual deserving of a DSA Award, please complete this nomination form below.

 

Please note you do not have to be nominated in order to apply for any awards. All awards are open to those who want to apply.

DSA Award Nomination

Please complete this nomination form below and we will reach out to the nominated individual and encourage them to complete the Nominee Packet.  Nominations are not required to complete applications. 

Deadline to nominate is Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Questions about Nomination

If you have questions about how to nominate someone please feel free to contact us.


Student Engagement Office: (985) 549-2120
Student Engagement Email: OSE@southeastern.edu 

 

DSA Award Applications

Learn more about each award and the qualification below.
 
**Nominations, Recommendation Letters, and Applications open on Monday, January 29, 2024 and close on Monday, March 11, 2024.***
 
 

Please note you do not have to be nominated in order to apply for any awards. All awards are open to those who want to apply.

 

Jackie Dale Thomas Green "S" Award

Purpose:
The Division for Student Affairs Jackie Dale Thomas Green “S” Award is presented annually to those students who have contributed to student life at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Eligibility:
1. Sophomore status or above
2. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
3. Good disciplinary standing
4. An active member in at least two (2) Recognized Student Organizations

 

Apply Here

Student Organization Award of Excellence

Purpose:
The Division for Student Affairs Student Organization Award of Excellence is presented to student organizations who has made outstanding contributions to the University through 
their community involvement and commitment as a whole to Southeastern Louisiana University.

Application Instructions
1. Complete this application with the requested information
2. Two letters of recommendations from faculty and/or staff members

Small Sized Organizations

Recognized Student Organizations who membership is less than 15 members.

Apply Here

Medium Sized Organizations

Recognized Student Organizations who membership is between 16 and 30 members.

Apply Here

Large Sized Organizations

Recognized Student Organizations who membership is greater than 31 members.

Apply Here

Outstanding Freshman Leader of the Year

Purpose:
The Division for Student Affairs Outstanding Freshman Leader of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the University in their first year as a student and has outstanding personal characteristics.

Eligibility:
1. First-year Freshman
2. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
3. Good disciplinary standing
4. Have made outstanding contributions to the University and/or community
5. Have outstanding personal characteristics.
6. Must be an active member of at least one (1) Recognized Student Organization

Apply Here

Rising Sophomore Award 

Eligibility:
1. Sophomore status
2. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
3. Must be a Louisiana Native
4. Must show leadership and service to the University and/or community

Apply Here

Outstanding Man/Woman of the Year

Purpose:
The Division for Student Affairs Outstanding Man/Woman Award is presented annually to a man and woman that have made outstanding contributions to the University and has outstanding personal characteristics.

Eligibility:
1. Junior status or above
2. Full-time student during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 (if graduating senior, must be enrolled in the number of hours needed to graduate)
3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
4. Good disciplinary standing
5. Have made outstanding contributions to the University and/or community
6. Have outstanding personal characteristics.
7. Must be an active member of at least two (2) Recognized Student Organizations

Apply Here

Nakia "Boog" Merrill Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Member of the Year

Purpose:
The Nakia "Boog" Merrill Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Member of the Year Award is presented to a FSL Member who has made outstanding contributions to the University and the FSL community and has outstanding personal characteristics.

Eligibility:
1. Junior Standing or above
2. Full-time student during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 (if graduating senior, must be enrolled in the number of hours needed to graduate)
3. 2.8 Cumulative GPA with no probationary period during the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semester
4. Outstanding leadership abilities within their chapter, Fraternity and Sorority Life community, and the University community

Apply Here

Dr. LaVanner S. Brown Role Model of the Year sponsored by the African American Alumni Chapter

This award is presented to a full-time multicultural student with a 2.7 GPA or higher and a classification of sophomore and above. This award should be for an individual that has demonstrated strong involvement with the university and/or local community. 

Apply Here

Outstanding International Student 

This international student must have a 3.2 or higher GPA and a classification of sophomore or higher.  The individual must have demonstrated strong involvement with either the university or the community and possess such characteristics as integrity, leadership, an outgoing personality, and strong communication skills.  

Apply Here

Victor E. Pregeant Influential Educator Award

Purpose:
The Division for Student Affairs Influential Educator Award is presented to an individual who provided outstanding advisement and support to our organizations and students throughout the academic year. Individuals recognized for this award demonstrate an exceptional commitment to working with students outside of the classroom as well as both an interest and expertise that benefits their respective student organizations.

Eligibility:
1.Have made outstanding contributions to a registered student organization at Southeastern
2.Have made contributions to the University and/or community
3.Have outstanding personal characteristics

4. Be an employee of Southeastern Louisiana University

Apply Here

Recognized Student Organization Community Service

If your Recognized Student Organization participated in community service from August 1, 2023 to March 20, 2024 submit it for an opportunity to win the Recognized Student Organization Community Service Award.

Submit Community Service Here

Fraternity and Sorority Life Organizations Community Service 

If your Fraternity and Sorority Life Organization participated in community service from August 1, 2023 to March 20, 2024 submit it for an opportunity to win the Recognized Student Organization Community Service Award.

Submit Community Service Here

2024 Ken Ridgedell Exceptional Student Worker Award

Purpose:
The Office of Career Services created the Ken Ridgedell Exceptional Student Worker Award to highlight and recognize the many student workers across campus and to memorialize the man who dedicated over 20 years of his life to helping students become successful in life.  

Eligibility:
1. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours during the Fall 2023 semester 

2. Held a student worker position on campus during the Fall 2023 semester 
3. Exemplified one or more of the ULS 5 Core Competencies in their student worker role and/or on campus

 

 

DSA Convocation Recommendation Letter Submissions

**Nominations, Recommendation Letters, and Applications open on Monday, January 29, 2024 and close on Monday, March 11, 2024.***

Recommendation Letters

Please utilize this form to submit any recommendation letters for the 2024 DSA Awards Convocation.

Either the applicant or your recommender by submit the Recommendation Letter(s).

Please be sure to include the applicant's first and last name and the award in which the recommendation is for as the file name for example: "Roomie The Lion - Outstanding Freshmen Leader of the Year"

Submit Recommendations Here

Questions About Recommendation Letters

Who can submit Recommendation Letters?

- Each award criteria is different but it may be a Professional Reference (not related), Organization President, or Southeastern Employee. 

 

Can I submit my Recommendation Letter if it was sent to me personally?

- Yes, you can submit Recommendation Letters if you have the original. 

 

If you have any questions, please email ose@southeastern.edu or call 985-549-2120.