Throughout the past year, student organizations have given life to IUPUI’s campus through meaningful and exciting events. Despite continued COVID-19 restrictions, student organizations worked hard to organize campus-approved events that allowed members to connect in a safe environment. There were 42 different awards this past year, each one recognizing the impact that organizations and the students who run them have on the IUPUI community.
Student Programming Specialist Hanna Brown emphasized that the Student Organizations Awards celebrate the positive impact these organizations have on IUPUI’s campus.
"We wanted to acknowledge the hard work student organizations put in to help bring back student life to campus," Brown said. "Many of the students this year went above and beyond to foster that sense of community during a really hard time."
Below is a list of the winners.
Student Organization Winners
These awards are given to celebrate the contributions of student organizations at IUPUI.
Best Online Prescence: DesiJags
Campus Community Impact Award: Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
Inclusivity Award: Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
Jaguar Pride Award: Jagathon: IUPUI’s Dance Marathon
Most Dedicated Club Sport: Men’s Rugby Club
Most Improved Student Organization: Sports Management Club at IUPUI
Most Promising New Student Organization: Biomedical Graduate Student Advocacy Association
Outstanding Multicultural Student Organization: Myanmar Student Organization
Outstanding Registered Student Organization: VIDA Health Partnerships
Outstanding Community Service and Outreach: Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
Student Organization Program Awards
These awards are given to recognize the impact of student organization programs.
Outstanding Campus Program of the Year: Jagathon: IUPUI’s Dance Marathon
Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year: Myanmar Student Organization
Outstanding Educational Program of the Year: Student Design Organization
Outstanding Social Entertainment Program of the Year: Myanmar Student Organization
Outstanding Philanthropic Program of the Year: Jagathon: IUPUI’s Dance Marathon
Student Organization Leader Awards
These awards showcase the impact of student organization leaders.
Advocacy Leadership Award: Monica Tuimuk
Distinguished Graduate Student Leader: Apurva Bendre
Distinguished Undergraduate Student Leader: Garrett Tiberi
First Year Student Involvement Award: Parampreet Kaur
IFC Man of the Year: David Zachary Woods (Phi Gamma Delta)
MCGC Member of the Year: Rexella Abaigar (Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc.)
Multicultural Student Leader Award: Monica Tuimuk
Legacy Award: Gamma Zeta Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
FSL Neophyte of the Year: Ginny Edwards (Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.)
NPHC Woman of the Year: Chelsea Fitzpatrick (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)
Intrafraternity Council: David Zachary Woods (Phi Gamma Delta)
College Panhellenic Sororities: Breanna Dove (Alpha Chi Omega)
Multicultural Greek Council: Katherine Shr (Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc.)
Panhellenic Woman of the Year: Breanna Dove (Alpha Chi Omega)
Rising Star Award: Alexa Monteilh
Student Leadership Award: Apurva Bendre
USG Committee Member of the Year: Kavin Thakkar
USG Legislative Author of the Year: Kavin Thakkar
USG Verbal Ambassador of the Year: Kavin Thakkar
Unsung Hero Award: Kat Thomas
Values in Action Award: Kaneise Mitchell-Casey (Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.)
Visionary Leadership Award: Monica Tuimuk
These awards highlight the importance of student organization advisors who go above and beyond in assisting student organizations to reach their full potential.
Outstanding New Advisor of the Year: Rachel Swinford
Outstanding Advisor of the Year: Arthur Farnsley
Distinguished Advisor of the Year: Eric Teske
Andrea Anderson Outstanding Award: Yolanda Evora Snowden
Outstanding FSL Chapter Advisor: Eric Teske
To learn more about the student organizations offered at IUPUI, visit The Spot.