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Awards and Recognition
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Each year, GLACUHO takes the opportunity to recognize accomplishments in our field at our annual conference. Awards are given out for excellence in service, programming, diversity initiatives, graduate work, and many other categories. Please take a moment to research the awards that are given at the annual GLACUHO conference.

Through these awards we have the opportunity to nominate peers, colleagues, supervisors, graduate students, departments, and individuals who contribute excellence to our field. Please take a moment to reflect on the past and current academic year. If there has been an individual or department that should be nominated for their contributions of excellence, please take a moment to complete the nomination form which is available on the GLACUHO website.

Please pass this along to other members of your department so that they may also nominate peers, colleagues, supervisors, graduate students, departments, and individuals who contribute excellence to our field.

Awards Descriptions and Criteria

Memorial Recognition

Each year GLACUHO recognizes those individuals who have passed away in the year between annual conferences and who, during their careers, actively contributed to the housing profession and the region. Notification to the committee will be accepted on an on-going basis. Please provide a brief summary of the person's contributions, employment history, and date of passing.

Retiree Recognition

Each year, GLACUHO recognizes those individuals who have retired in the year between annual conferences and who, during their careers, actively contributed to the housing profession and the region. Notification to the committee will be accepted on an on-going basis. Please provide a brief summary of the retiree's contributions, employment history, and date of retirement.

Dr. John E. Collins Distinguished Service Award

This award is the highest honor awarded in the region. It is presented to an individual who has served a minimum of 20 years in the housing profession and has contributed significantly to the development of the regional and/or national organization through:

  • Significant contributions to the nominee's institution (30 Pts).
  • Active membership in and significant contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of GLACUHO, ACUHO-I, or other housing organizations (25 Pts).
  • Contributions to the housing profession through program presentations, publications, or grant writing (15 Pts).
  • Support and promotion of the housing profession through mentoring and positive role modeling for other professionals (15 Pts).
  • Experiences in fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences (15 Pts).

GLACUHO Service Award

This award is presented to a GLACUHO member who has served a minimum of 10 years in the profession and personally contributed to the region through:

  • Active membership in and significant contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of GLACUHO, ACUHO-I, or other housing organizations (35 Pts).
  • Significant contributions to the nominee's institution (20 Pts).
  • Outstanding service on a GLACUHO committee and/or the Executive Board (15 Pts).
  • Representation or promotion of GLACUHO at nominee's institution or other organizations (15 Pts).
  • Experience fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences (15 Pts).

Outstanding Entry-Level Professional Award

This award is presented to a GLACUHO professional who has had five or fewer years of full time employment in the housing profession. Selection is based on:

  • Excellence in overall job performance (25 Pts).
  • Going above and beyond the job description by displaying initiative or creativity in the position (25 Pts).
  • Demonstration of special contributions to the housing profession within the nominee's own housing system or other housing or student development efforts (25 Pts).
  • Experiences in fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences (15 Pts).
  • Active membership in and significant contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of GLACUHO (10 Pts).
  • One award per state is given

Outstanding Graduate Practitioner Award

This award is presented to a full-time graduate student who has greatly contributed to the institution at which they work. The nominee must be in the final academic year of graduate studies at the time of the GLACUHO conference. Selection is based on:

  • Significant contributions to the nominee's area of academic study regardless of the program of study (i.e. internships, lab or practicum experience, papers or thesis, projects, publications, etc.) (25 Pts).
  • Exceeding expectations stated in the nominee's job description by displaying initiative or creativity (25 Pts).
  • Significant housing or residence life related contributions to the nominee's institution and the profession (25 Pts).
  • Experience fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences (15 Pts).
  • Active membership in and significant contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of GLACUHO (10 Pts).
  • One award per state is given

Professional Development Award

This award is presented to a GLACUHO member who has personally contributed to the area of professional development. Selection is based on the following:

  • Significantly contributing in the area of professional development to the nominee's institution and to the profession (i.e. advising, supervising, mentoring, positive role modeling, etc.) (25 Pts).
  • Implementation of projects and presentations enhancing the professional experiences of those working at the nominee's institution (25 Pts).
  • Consistently providing a stimulus to the housing profession and the GLACUHO region through grant writing, presentations, publications, or research (15 Pts).
  • Experience fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences (15 Pts).
  • Demonstration of a commitment to other areas of student development and to Student Affairs as a whole (10 Pts).
  • Involvement in GLACUHO, ACUHO-I, including committee membership, leadership roles, and other volunteer roles, or other professional organizations which encourage professional training and development (10 Pts).

Outstanding Facilities Manager Award (Even YEars)

This award is given in even years; next award given in 2016.

This award is presented by the Facilities and Operations Committee to an individual whose responsibilities have focused on housing facilities during the past academic year. Selection is based on:

  • Significant contributions to the nominee's institution (15 Pts).
  • Excellence in overall job performance (15 Pts).
  • Exceeding the expectations stated in the nominee's job description by displaying initiative or creativity (15 Pts).
  • Education of other members of the department on facility issues and mentored other professionals within the area of facilities management (15 Pts).
  • Demonstrated understanding of students' needs and development of facilities projects, programs, or initiatives that meet these needs (15 Pts).
  • Establishment of strong relationships with the campus community, residence life, physical plant, etc. (15 Pts).
  • Experience fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences (15 Pts).

Outstanding Innovation in Facilities Award (Odd Years)

This award is given in odd years; next award given in 2017.

This award is given by the Facilities and Operations Committee to one institution in the GLACUHO region that has implemented an innovative program related to residential facilities within the past year. The winner of this award will be asked to present a webinar on their project following the annual conference. Selection is based on:

  • Submission of a summary of the program being nominated.
  • Service to the students of the institution or region (20 Pts).
  • Creative ideas, innovations in application (20 Pts).
  • Cost effectiveness of the project (15 Pts).
  • Adaptability to other institutions (15 Pts).
  • Goals of the project or program and how they were met (10 Pts).
  • Description of the positive outcomes of the project or program (10 Pts).
  • Description of what was learned in the development/implementation of the program (10 Pts).

Outstanding Commitment to Inclusion and Equity Award

This award is given to a GLACUHO institution or individual that has implemented an innovative approach to enhancing diversity awareness, understanding, and education on their campus since the previous annual conference. Selection is based on:

  • Unique programming, training, mentoring, projects, or other campus initiatives which foster increased awareness, understanding, and education about diversity and focus on issues of culture, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. (30 Pts).
  • Student involvement in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the initiative and its impact on students (20 Pts).
  • Creative utilization of resources (i.e. cost effectiveness, collaboration with other campus offices, use of community resources, etc.) (20 Pts).
  • Adaptability to other institutions (15 Pts).
  • Demonstration of a sustained commitment to diversity (15 Pts).

Outstanding Project Award

This award is presented to recognize and share an outstanding project developed by a GLACUHO institution and implemented since the previous annual conference for its residence hall community. The winner will be asked to present a webinar following the annual conference. As of 2015, this award now encompasses the former commitment to sustainability, commitment to academics, and the commitment to campus safety training awards. Nominations are not limited to those areas; however, those areas will be considered under the umbrella of this award. Selection is based on:

  • Submission of a summary of the project being nominated.
  • Project provides a creative solution to issues faced by the profession (25 Pts).
  • Creative utilization of resources (i.e. cost effectiveness, collaboration with other campus offices, use of community resources, etc.) (20 Pts).
  • Project meets the needs of a diverse population or special campus needs (i.e. community development, facilities, food service, etc.) (15 Pts).
  • Student involvement in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the project and its impact on students (15 Pts).
  • Adaptability to other institutions (15 Pts).
  • Goals and objectives of the project were met (10 Pts).

Outstanding Research and Writing Award

This award recognizes the outstanding scholarship of graduate students and practitioners in the fields of Residence life and student affairs. Submissions are blind-reviewed based on the academic nature of the work, applicability of the research to the future of the field of residence life, and quality of the writing.

  • Names and all identifying information should be removed from the submission to allow for a true blind review. 

Trends Article of the Year Award

The winning article will be selected by the GLACUHO Communications and Marketing committee. Nominations will not be necessary; rather it will be the work of the committee to review issues of Trends from the previous year to select the winning article.

Award Selection Criteria:

  • Quality of writing
  • Organization of the article
  • Use of supporting documentation when appropriate
  • Capacity of the article to provoke thought
  • Usability of the article to student housing programs or staff
  • Contribution to the student housing field

The winner(s) must be employed within the GLACUHO region at the time of publication of the article. 

Submission Information

Awards Deadline

For consideration, nominations should be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2016.

Contact for Questions

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the GLACUHO Past President, Joshua Lawrie, at pastpresident@glacuho.org. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your nominations!

Awards Nominations

You must be logged into your GLACUHO website account in order to submit a nomination.