Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA)

Division of Student Development

Student Organization Awards


The Student Organization Awards (SOAs), a part of the Weekend of Excellence, recognize LUC's Registered and Sponsored Student Organizations for the many successful programs and achievements of the past year.

All nomination forms can be found on luc.edu/Lucentral within the Student Activities & Greek Affairs portal. 

Questions? Email MacKenzie Rotherham at mrotherham@luc.edu with the subject line: 2019 Student Organization Awards. 

The 2019 Student Organization Awards will take place on Thursday, April 11th in Damen MPR at 6pm.  

Type of Award Details
Overall Awards

These awards are the highest honor at the Student Organization awards. The awards recognize the remarkable accomplishments from a student organization through service to others, membership, activities, and programs. 

The awards in this category include:

  • Organization of the Year
  • Best New Organization 
  • Outstanding Program of the Year


Organization Category Awards

This awards recognize the achievements of a student organization within a specific category, based on registration. Organizations are asked to demonstrate what makes their group stand out amongst their peers. 

The awards in this category include:

  • Academic/Honorary 
  • Cultural/Ethnic
  • Hobby/Special Interest
  • Media
  • Political/Social Issues
  • Service/Spiritual
  • Social Sororities & Fraternities
  • Sponsored Student Organizations


Individual/Group Awards

These awards recognize the achievements of individuals or a group of students from the student organization community. Individuals may self nominate for this award. 
Recipients are able to showcase how they have gone above and beyond for their organization and the Loyola community. 

The awards in this category include:

  • Outstanding Advisor
  • Outstanding Officer of the Year
  • Spirit of Loyola 
  • Outstanding Executive Board

More information can be found below.

Special Recognition Special Recognition recognizes unique accomplishments of the student organization.  This is a new category of awards featuring three awards: 
  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
  • Sustainability Recognition
  • Imagine the Possibilities 


People's Choice

These awards are voted on by the student body. Organizations are grouped together by the size of the organization, as listed on LUCentral. The purpose of this award is to recognize through popular student vote. 

The three groups ares: 

  • Small (1-15 members) 
  • Medium (16-50 members)
  • Large  (51+ members)

 Voting dates announced shortly.