Think your organization or advisor is worthy of praise and recognition?  Then make it official with The Adair Student Organization or Advisor of the Year Award!

Nominations are now open for the The Adair Student Organization of the Year, New Advisor of the Year, and Advisor of the Year Awards. One winner will be selected for each award in the registered, affiliated, and sponsored categories.

Recipients of the advisor awards will receive $100 toward the organization they advise, and recipients of the organization awards will receive $100 in their SOFC accounts. The Advisor, New Advisor, and The Adair Student Organization of the Year Awards will be presented at the winning organization’s meeting time. Winners will be contacted in advance to schedule the meetings. Applications consist of a 500 word essay and must be submitted through the online form below.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Shaffer at rshaffer@stuact.tamu.edu or 979.862.3295!

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 10, 2017.  APPLY BELOW!

Before You Begin

  • Applications must be completed in their entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • You will not be able to re-access your application or save a partial application, so be prepared to complete it in one session.  A copy of your application will be sent as your confirmation of submission.
  • Each application will require a response to a 500 word (max) essay question.  It is recommended that you prepare your essay response(s) before filling out this application.
  • Remember…the review committee stresses QUALITY over QUANTITY. It is better to submit one high-quality application for an organization or advisor than to submit many short or “quick” applications.
  • Only three (3) applications per organization, per award.  Multiple letters of support can be attached to an application.
  • The first three applications received will be reviewed for each organization.

The Adair Student Organization of the Year Nomination

The purpose of this award is to recognize the positive contributions made by recognized student organizations* at Texas A&M. Please complete the form below to nominate an organization.

*MSC Student Programs are recognized through a separate process and are therefore not eligible for this award.

The Adair Student Organization of the Year

  • Nominator Information

  • Nomination Information

  • Nomination Statement

    In 500 words or less, describe how this organization has met two or more of the following criteria during the current academic year (two are required, but demonstrating more is encouraged): • Demonstrated significant organizational innovation through the program and services offered and the management of internal operations • Exemplified organization's mission and purpose through specific events and activities • Brought positive public recognition to Texas A&M University • Impacted a diverse range of university constituents • Facilitated developmental opportunities for organizational leaders and members
  • Submission Agreement

    In accordance with Aggie Code of Honor, I certify that the information listed herein is accurate and truthful. By submitting below, I hereby grant permission for the Department of Student Activities to use this information on their website and for other marketing and PR purposes. A copy of this application will be mailed to the nominator email listed above.

New Advisor of the Year Nomination

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who, within 2 years of becoming an advisor to a recognized student organization, have clearly distinguished themselves by providing exemplary guidance, support, and dedication. Although nominations of advisors by faculty or staff members is permitted, we highly encourage you to work with the students in the advised organization to produce a letter of support or a separate nomination from the students themselves. Letters of support associated with this nomination can be sent via email to rshaffer@stuact.tamu.edu.

In order to be eligible to receive the Advisor of the Year award:

  • Advisors must have served as the organization’s advisor for a maximum of two years. Advisors who have served for 2 or more years can be nominated for the Advisor of the Year award.
  • The advised student organization must be actively recognized through the Department of Student Activities.*

*MSC Student Programs are recognized through a separate process and are therefore not eligible for this award.

New Advisor of the Year

  • Nominator Information

  • Nomination Information

  • Nomination Statement

    In 500 words or less, describe how this advisor has met two or more of the following criteria during the current academic year (two are required, but demonstrating more is encouraged): • Advisor clearly demonstrated initiative in working with student organization members • Advisor was available to his/her organization's leadership/membership • Advisor effectively facilitated the organization's efforts to accomplish its mission • Advisor was dedicated to the development of student learning • Advisor served as a role model for organization members
  • Submission Acknowledgement

    In accordance with Aggie Code of Honor, I certify that the information listed herein is accurate and truthful. By submitting below, I hereby grant permission for the Department of Student Activities to use this information on their website and for other marketing and PR purposes. A copy of this application will be mailed to the nominator email listed above.

Advisor of the Year Nomination

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward individuals who have clearly distinguished themselves by providing exemplary guidance, support and dedication to the advisement of a recognized student organization at Texas A&M University. Awards will be presented to one advisor from each of the three categories (registered, affiliated, and sponsored). Although nominations of advisors by faculty or staff members is permitted, we highly encourage you to work with the students in the advised organization to produce a letter of support or a separate nomination from the students themselves. Letters of support associated with this nomination can be sent via email to rshaffer@stuact.tamu.edu.

In order to be eligible to receive the Advisor of the Year award:

  • Advisors must have served as the organization’s advisor for a minimum of two years.Advisors who have served for fewer than two years can be nominated for the New Advisor of the Year award.
  • The advised student organization must be actively recognized through the Department of Student Activities.*

*MSC Student Programs are recognized through a separate process and are therefore not eligible for this award.

Advisor of the Year

  • Nominator Information

  • Nomination Information

  • Nomination Statement

    In 500 words or less, describe how this advisor has met two or more of the following criteria during the current academic year (two are required, but demonstrating more is encouraged): • Advisor clearly demonstrated initiative in working with student organization members • Advisor was available to his/her organization's leadership/membership • Advisor effectively facilitated the organization's efforts to accomplish its mission • Advisor was dedicated to the development of student learning • Advisor served as a role model for organization members
  • Submission Acknowledgement

    In accordance with Aggie Code of Honor, I certify that the information listed herein is accurate and truthful. By submitting below, I hereby grant permission for the Department of Student Activities to use this information on their website and for other marketing and PR purposes. A copy of this application will be mailed to the nominator email listed above.