Student Leadership & Involvement Awards

The Winona State University Alliance of Student Organizations and the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series invite the WSU community to nominate students, WSU faculty/staff club/organization advisors, and recognized student clubs and organizations for a variety of awards.

We invite you to acknowledge the outstanding work and contributions they have made in 2018-2019 to improve our campus, community and our world.

Nominations will be accepted through Mar. 31. The award nominees and recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Monday, Apr. 29 at 4pm in East Room of Kryzsko Commons.

Individual Student Awards

A Leader Improving Our World
Presented to a student who actively celebrates the mission of Winona State University to serve generously, lead responsibly and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives and their communities…a community of learners improving our world. Submit a nomination for A Leader Improving Our World.

Warrior Spirit
Presented to a student who is willing to step up and take risks for the betterment of the Winona State University community by striving to make positive changes for the campus. Submit a nomination for Warrior Spirit.

Rising Star
Presented to a student who is new to Winona State University (either a first-year student or a transfer student in their first year) who shows active involvement in an organized campus activity and is helping to make a difference on campus or in the club/organization/activity. Submit a nomination for Rising Star.

Recognized Student Club/Organization Awards

Outstanding Student Leader
Presented to a leader within a recognized club/organization at Winona State University who exemplifies excellence in their organization and works toward the benefit of others. Submit a nomination for Outstanding Student Leader.

Outstanding Club/Organization Advisor
Presented to a faculty/staff advisor of a recognized club or organization at Winona State University who has gone above and beyond in working with members, promoting the organization, serving as a mentor, and making a difference. Submit a nomination for Outstanding Club/Organization Advisor.

Outstanding Student Club/Organization
Presented to an active recognized student club/organization who represents the mission of Winona State University to serve generously, lead responsibly and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives and their communities…a community of learners improving our world. Submit a nomination for Outstanding Student Club/Organization.

Program/Event Awards

Community Engagement Program/Event Award
Presented to any group of students who planned and executed a single or series of programs/events/initiatives to benefit the community through volunteer service, fundraising, and/or community-building that provided a sense of fulfillment and a learning opportunity for its members. Submit a nomination for the Community Engagement Program/Event Award

Social Program/Event Award
Presented to any group of students who planned and executed a single or series of programs/events/initiatives that provided a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for its members and/or the campus community. Submit a nomination for the Social Program/Event Award

Educational Program/Event Award
Presented to any group of students who planned and executed a single or series of programs/events/initiatives that provided a unique learning opportunity outside the classroom to study an important topic that benefited its members and/or the campus community. Submit a nomination for the Educational Program/Event Award

“Resilience” University Theme Program/Event Award
Presented to any group of students who planned and executed a single or series of programs/events/initiatives that supported the annual university theme. In 2018-2019, the “Resilience” theme surrounded the ability to adapt well and grow when faced with adversity or difficulty. This is shown by strong communities that are inclusive, sustainable, courageous and able to learn and grow from conflict. Submit a nomination for the University Theme Program/Event Award