Nominations for 2021-2022 are open!

Student Organization of the Year

A registered student organization that contributes to the MSU and/or Bozeman community, contributes to the development of its members and demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the organization and those served by it. Groups can self-nominate or be nominated. 

Student Organization Leader of the Year

A student organization leader who contributes to the club and members, cultivates positive relationships with members, demonstrates commitment to the club mission/purpose and actively participates in events and programs. Must be nominated.

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

A student organization advisor who shows exemplary contribution to the club in which they advise, provides education and mentorship to members and leaders in addition to involvement and contribution to the student organizations' programs, events or activities and mission. Must be nominated.


*Please note: Fraternities & Sororities are ineligible for these awards due to a separate award program in place through the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. However, Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council are eligible.


Winners will be awarded at the Annual Day of Student Recognition

Sponsored by the MSU Office of Student Engagement. 

Questions? Contact email [email protected].


Past Recipients

Student Organization Leader of the Year

2022: Brian Batliner - Rhapsody Acapella

2021: Ellie Jackson - The HEART Initiative

2020: Jessica Brito, Tristan Harris-Pearce, and Anaya Paschal - Black Student Union

2019: Jocelyn Gates - Lutheran Campus Ministries

2018: Megan Maynard - Pre-Dental Club, Be the Match, and Alpha Epsilon Delta

2017: Joe Hicks - Kappa Delta Pi

2016: Molly Wright - Students Against Sexual Assault

2015: Michael Boerner - Be the Match on Campus

2014: Hannah Estabrooks - Turf Club

2013: Chris Kloth - Phi Sigma Tau

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

2022: Dr. Eric Van Steenburg - American Marketing Association

2021: Levenae Buggs - Active Minds

2020: Kay Rasmussen - Medical Laboratory Science Club

2019: Josh DeWeese - Ceramics Guild

2018: Dr. Sandy Osborne - Phi Upsilon Omicron

2017: Vanessa Bakken - American Marketing Association

2016: Kathryn Will-Dubyak - Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

2015:  Ed McKenna - Men & Women's Rugby

2014:  Christina Hayes - Math Club

2013: Otto Stein - Engineers Without Borders at MSU

Student Organization of the Year

2022: Graduate Women in Science & Engineering

2021: American Marketing Association

2020: The HEARTInitiative

2019: Backcountry Squatters

2018: Students Against Sexual Assault

2017: Engineers Without Borders

2016: Air Force ROTC

2015: Sustained Dialogue

2014: Collegiate Cattlewomen

2013: Students Against Sexual Assault


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