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Annual Awards and Recognition



Bruin Award

The Bruin Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Division of Student Affairs to our student leaders. In order to be eligible for the Bruin Award, students must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be a current, undergraduate student with Junior or Senior status during the year in which they are nominated.
  • The nominee must have been enrolled as a Belmont student for at least 2 semesters.
  • The nominee must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of2.5. This will be check upon receiving the student’s nomination.
  • The nominee must be in good standing with the Office of Dean of Students.

The Bruin Award is given to students who have exemplified our Community Commitments and enhanced the campus life experience through the following:

  • Lives a life of Personal Integrity, Individual Worth, Critical Thinking, SelfControl, and Community Responsibility on and off campus
  • Consistent involvement in campus life
  • Outstanding service to the Belmont community
  • Significant participation in campus leadership
Tower Award

Faculty/Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Campus Life Experience

Description
This award is given to faculty and staff members who have enhanced the campus life experience by being “exceptional at engaging and educating students” through the following:

  • Commitment to students overall development (inside & outside the classroom)
  • Involvement with student programs/activities
  • Collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs

Award Indicators
There are many indicators that are present when determining whether a faculty or staff member should be recognized for this award. Some of them include:

  • Presence at programs/activities
  • Participating in programs/activities (Towering Traditions, Convocations, Week 1, etc.)
  • Sponsoring programs/activities
  • Serving as organization advisers
  • Participating on DSA committees/teams
  • Must be currently employed by the institution
  • Should have a record of continued involvement with students during their time at Belmont.

The Dr. Andrew Johnston Emerging Leader Award

The Dr. Andrew Johnston Emerging Leader Award recognizes freshman and sophomore students who have already begun to make significant contributions within their organizations and/or communities and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.

Criteria

Whether through formal or informal positions, nominees should serve the Belmont community by spotting opportunities and alternatives within their organization, team, workgroup, appointment, or project. Further, nominees should show promise at developing meaningful relationships in the pursuit of goals, turning concepts into realties, and/or matching others’ gifts to tasks. Nominees should assume rather than shift responsibility, both in their assignments and decision-making.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must be a current, undergraduate student with Freshman or Sophomore status during the year in which they are nominated.
  • The nominee must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  This will be check upon receiving the student’s nomination.
  • The nominee must be in good standing with the Office of Dean of Students.

This award was named after an individual that has spent his entire professional career investing in the lives of college students and because of his unwavering commitment to serving the needs of students and as an opportunity to appreciate the substantial imprint he has made on Belmont’s campus..  Dr. Andrew Johnston has an innate gift of recognizing potential in those around him. He has selflessly spent his professional life advancing the needs of college students and will always regard himself as an individual that has been called by God to serve as a change agent in the lives of those around him. 

Greek Awards

The Belmont Award for Chapter Excellence program is designed to provide chapters with tangible benchmarks for chapter excellence. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for each chapter to measure its growth in relation to specific standards of excellence and to receive recognition for outstanding accomplishments that have been achieved throughout the past year. Moreover, the purpose is not to create competition between chapters or to critically judge one chapter against another, but to create a consistent standard of excellence among all chapters. Chapters meeting the criteria are excellent representatives of the Belmont Greek community and are ones whose members, and the entire University community, can be proud. 

The Chapter Excellence Award process is structured around the Fraternity/Sorority Life Pillars of Excellence: Scholarship, Leadership, Philanthropy/Service, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Growth, and Foundations (or Chapter Management).

SGA Congress Member of the Year

Since 1999, SGA has awarded a Congress Member of the Year award through a nomination and voting process. Congress members nominate an individual who has made strides to better the Belmont community through their work in SGA. Nominations are then reviewed and voted on by the SGA Cabinet. Over the last few years the Congress Member of the Year has also followed up their dedication to SGA by serving in a role on Cabinet. Two of the last three years, the Congress Member of the Year has then in turn been elected Student Body President. 



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