The Residence Life & Housing Student Leadership & Service awards are an opportunity for the department to recognize the significant contributions our students make within their residence hall communities. The awards ceremony is held annually every May. A visual showcase will precede the formal awards ceremony to share the impact the nominees have had in their residential communities.
Community Service Initiative
This award recognizes a community-service oriented program of the academic year which was developed and executed primarily by residence hall students.
Community of the Year
This award recognizes any community: floor, multiple floors, building, complex, Special Interest Housing or Living Learning communities whose individual members have been significantly involved in the growth and development of the community.
Citizen of the Year
This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to his or her community above and beyond what is typically expected of residential students. This award should recognize a resident who is a great role model, good neighbor, and has positively impacted the residential experience of those around him/her.
This award recognizes an individual who has served in a leadership capacity in the Community Chair role and has demonstrated leadership in his/her floor community.
Connection to the Residence Life and Housing Mission and Values
This award recognizes a student who embodies the Residence Life & Housing values of Excellence, Stewardship, Inclusion, Community, Students and Partnership and has partnered with other students or staff to make positive contributions to their residential community.
Environmental Sustainability Initiative
This award recognizes an initiative created by residence hall students to promote and enhance environmental sustainability on campus within the residence halls, within the local community or state of Delaware, and possibly beyond.
Inclusive Leader of the Year
This award recognizes the efforts and contributions of a student in advancing the UD commitment to embrace, enhance and celebrate diversity in their floor, building, and/or complex community.
This award recognizes an initiative created by residence hall students to promote and enhance multicultural awareness on campus within the residence halls, within the local community or state of Delaware, and possibly beyond.
This award recognizes an individual who has served in a leadership capacity in their current Neighborhood Empowerment Team and has demonstrated leadership towards the NET goals and missions above and beyond what is expected.
This award recognizes an individual, organization, or department whose work and efforts to collaborate have contributed to enhance the residence hall experience through day to day interactions with students in the residence halls.
Student Initiated Program
This award recognizes programs and events that are student initiated and implemented in the halls with community building in mind. These programs can include but are not limited to Student Initiative Fund (SIF) and You + 2 events.