Another year has come and gone at IUPUI, which means it’s time for a new edition of the Student Organization Awards. This year, 51 awards were given to leaders across the IUPUI campus.
The 2020 Student Organization Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and recognize students and advisors, student organization programs and registered student organizations that have made a significant impact on the social, interpersonal and professional development of students as well as major contributions to IUPUI.
With more than 500 registered student organizations, 6,000 events held each year and 11,000 members of the student organization community, the impact on campus and in our community is immeasurable.
Below is a list of all 51 winners.
Student Organization Awards
These awards were established to highlight the contributions of and impact of registered student organizations at IUPUI.
Best Online Presence Award: Phi Gamma Delta
Campus Community Impact Award: Xiphos Corps
FSL Interfraternity Council Chapter of the Year: Tau Kappa Epsilon
FSL Multicultural Greek Council Chapter of the Year: Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc.
FSL National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapter of the Year: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
FSL College Panhellenic Association Chapter of the Year: Sigma Kappa
lnclusivity Award: The Moving Company
Jaguar Pride Award: Student Activities Programming Board
Legacy Award: Jagathon
Most Dedicated Club Sport: Badminton
Most Improved Student Organization: Pakistani Student Association
Most Promising New Student Organization: Kriya at IUPUI
Outstanding Community Service & Outreach Student Organization: VIDA Health Partnerships at IUPUI
Outstanding Multicultural Student Organization: DesiJags
Outstanding Registered Student Organization of the Year: Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
Outstanding Registered Student Organization of the Year: Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
Student Organization Program Awards
These awards were established to highlight the contributions and impact of student organization programs on the IUPUI campus community.
Outstanding Campus Program of the Year: Student Activities Programming Board, First Night
Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year: Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student Organization, Midday Mentoring Dialogues. Collaboration with IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center.
Outstanding Educational Program of the Year: IDEA Fellows, Open-Innovation Sprint
Outstanding Philanthropic Program of the Year: Delta Sigma Phi, Queen of the Nile
Student Organization Leader Awards
These awards were established to highlight the contributions of student organization leaders.
Advocacy Leadership Award: Sha-Nel Henderson, Black Student Union
Distinguished Graduate Student Leader Award: Hanna Tso, Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
Distinguished Undergraduate Leader Award: Mariam Sylla, Undergraduate Student Government and African Student Association
First Year Student Involvement Award: Emily Wolf, Ball Hall Council, Residence Hall Association, Delta Sigma Pi.
IFC Man of the Year: Andrew Greene, Phi Gamma Delta
MCGC Member of the Year: Sabrina Sanchez, Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
Neophyte of the Year: Maria Chavez Juarez, Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
NPHC Man of the Year: Darryl Hutson, Jr., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
NPHC Woman of the Year: Anneka Scott, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Outstanding Club Sport Member of the Year: Jason Kim, Jaguars Rowing
Outstanding Club Sport New Member of the Year: Zobair Choudry, Jaguars Rowing
College Panhellenic President of the Year: Madison Vorndran, Delta Zeta
National Pan-Hellenic Council President of the Year: Anneka Scott, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Interfraternity Council President of the Year: Hayden Borges-Hardesty, Phi Gamma Delta
Multicultural Greek Council President of the Year: Esmeralda Ceballos, Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc.
Outstanding Multicultural Student Leader Award: Gisselle Alvarez, Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc., Bachelor of Social Work Association, and Latino Student Association.
Panhellenic Woman of the Year: Karly Van Slyke, Zeta Tau Alpha
Rising Star Award: Lifan Fan, Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group (WMSIG)
Student Leadership Award: Nidhi Ramanathan, Kriya at IUPUI, Kelley Indianapolis Cares, and Model United Nations.
USG Committee Hopper of the Year: Benjamin Passey
USG Legislative Author of the Year: Riley Smith
USG Verbal Ambassador of the Year: Jacob Shircliff
Unsung Hero Award: Serena Srun Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Incorporated, Badminton, Vietnamese Student Association, Asian Student Union.
Values in Action Award: Abigail Mendoza, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc.
Visionary Leadership Award: Natalie Mendez Sigma Psi Zeta, Multicultural Greek Council, and Xiphos Corps.
Student Organization Advisor Awards
These awards were established to highlight the importance of student organization advising by recognizing and rewarding outstanding advisors who voluntarily commit to assisting student organizations with reaching their full potential. An advisor's commitment to a student organization is usually above and beyond their job responsibilities to the university. As such, we wish to honor individuals who not only dedicate themselves, but also surpass the requirements of those student organizations they serve.
Outstanding Advisor of the Year: Youngbok Hong, IDEA Fellows
Distinguished Advisor of the Year: Rudy Yung, MD, Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
Distinguished Advisor of the Year: Paige Craigie, The Moving Company
Outstanding Club Sport Coach: Colton Richards, Jaguars Rowing
Andrea Anderson Outstanding FSL Advocate: Leila Viera, Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
Outstanding FSL Chapter Advisor: Brooke Reynolds, Delta Zeta
To learn more about student organizations at IUPUI, visit The Spot.