Damen Student Organization Award
The Damen Award is named for Loyola University Chicago's founder, Arnold Damen, S.J. It seeks to honor student organizations that, throughout the year, have been a true source of inspiration and leadership to the Loyola community by committing themselves to Jesuit ideals. These organizations have fostered and encouraged individuals to lead with spirit, motivation and purpose.
Damen Organization Award Criteria & Selection Process
- Any currently registered student organization or sponsored student organization at Loyola University Chicago is eligible.
- For details on registration, see: http://www.luc.edu/saga/orgs/.
- Nominee must be nominated by faculty, staff, students, administrators, community members.
- Community member nominations will be collected and entered manually.
- Maximum of two registered student organization and one sponsored student organizations will be recognized each year.
- No student organization may receive award for two consecutive years.
- Student Activities & Greek Affairs and Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution screens applications to determine if there are any conduct or compliance issues; Student organization with serious conduct or compliance issues are screened out.
- Dr. Robert Kelly and the Division of Student Development staff vet the nominee list further, using the rubrics below, determining who will be finalists.
- Loyola undergraduate students vote on finalists.
- Dr. Kelly screens final roster to achieve balance based upon race, ethnicity, religion, major, gender, and sexual orientation.
- Click the following to read the Excellence Awards 2014 Committee's Principles of Ethics.
- Note: Campaigning for votes will disqualify you or your organization as a candidate for the 2013-2014 Damen Awards. Campaigning by the nominee or via proxy, includes but is not limited to: banners, flyers, social media posts, mass emails, and similar forms of publicity.
- Commitment to excellence.
- Faith in God and the religious experience.
- Service that promotes justice.
- Values-based leadership.
- Global awareness.
For more information on Jesuit Ideals, please see The Value of a Jesuit Education.
|Rubrics for Damen Student Organization Awards|
|1. How has your organization been a source of inspiration and leadership to the Loyola community by its commitment to Jesuit ideals?||Articulates one or more examples of inspiration and leadership but does not give direct reference to one of the Jesuit ideals.||Articulates one or more examples of inspiration and leadership with direct reference to one Jesuit ideal.||Articulates two or more examples of inspiration and leadership with direct reference to at least two Jesuit ideals, with one example illustrating how student has inspired and led at Loyola.||Articulates two or more examples of inspiration and leadership with direct reference to at least three Jesuit ideals, with multiple examples descriptively illustrating how student has inspired and led at Loyola.|
|2. Illustration of how your organization has fostered and encouraged individuals to lead with spirit, motivation, and purpose.||
One example of leading others with spirit, motivation and purpose over a short time (i.e., one activity for one semester).
OrOrganization’s examples were impersonal or insincere.
|One example of leading others with spirit, motivation, and purpose, over a mid-length term (more than one semester).||At least one or more examples of leading others with spirit, motivation, and purpose and are long-term (more than two semesters). Organization’s examples were personal and sincere.||Three or more examples of fostering and encouraging individuals to lead with spirit, motivation and purpose. Organization’s examples were personal, sincere, inspiring, and enriching.|
Questions? Please contact ExcellenceAwards@luc.edu or 773-508-8840.