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Damen Student Organization Award

Nominate someone for a 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

 

Jesuit Ideals

  • 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 2 3 4 Additional Comments
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).

Or

Organization’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.

 

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