Campus Life Honors and Awards

Award Details


Presented ByAwardCriteriaNomination Questions
All-CampusAlbert Prize Awarded to the student who, having maintained good standing in scholarship during the last year, has grown in capacity, ability and performance to have a positive effect on their peers.
  • How has this student grown in capacity this year?
  • How has this student grown in ability this year?
  • How has this student grown in performance this year?
  • How has this student made a positive impact on his/her peers?
All CampusColonel Percy Willis PrizeA prize to the student who has displayed virtues of diligence, reliability, and responsibility through deeds and service to fellow students and the university.
  • How has this student displayed the virtue of diligence through his/her deeds and service to fellow students?
  • How has this student displayed the virtue of reliability through his/her deeds and service to fellow students?
  • How has this student displayed the virtue of responsibility through his/her deeds and service to fellow students?
All CampusFrank Meyer Student Life AwardPresented to a student whose outstanding leadership and contributions have improved the quality of student life at the university.
  • How has this student demonstrated outstanding leadership?
  • How has this student made contributions to improve the quality of student life at Willamette?
All CampusJessie E. West AwardPresented to two students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the student body through both their positions and actions.
  • How has this student demonstrated outstanding leadership?
  • How has this student contributed to the student body through their position and actions?
AdmissionFranklin D. Meyer Student Ambassador AwardPresented to tour guides, outreach ambassadors or admission hosts who best demonstrate the ability to make visits informative and enjoyable for prospective students and families.
  • How does this tour guide, outreach ambassador, or admission host demonstrate the ability to make visits by prospective students and families most informative and enjoyable?
AthleticsMale and Female Senior Scholar Athlete AwardHonors the top male academic performer and the top female academic performer from the student-athlete senior class, recognizing athletes who excel in the classroom.
  • How has this student demonstrated academic excellence?
Bishop Wellness CenterOutstanding Contribution to Campus WellnessRecognizes individuals or groups who promote wellness on campus.
  • How does this student promote wellness on campus?
Campus RecreationWillamette Store Outstanding Intramural Athletes of the YearGiven to the university man and woman who display passion and joy for recreational activity and who exhibit exemplary sportsmanship qualities.
  • How does this student display a passion for his/her recreational activity?
  • How does this student display exemplary sportsmanship (helps create a welcoming environment)?
Career CenterProfessional Development AwardGiven to a student who contributed to the professional and career development of their peers through programs, personal leadership and/or partnering with others to educate and inform students about their careers.
  • How does this student contribute to the professional and career development of Willamette students through programs, personal leadership, and/or partnerships to educate and inform students about their careers?
  • How has this student taken a strong roll in furthering Willamette students’ ability to apply what they learned as an undergraduate students to their futures?
Office of the ChaplainsSocial Justice Leadership AwardRecognizes students who have made extraordinary efforts in the area of social justice, working towards full and equal participation of all groups in society.
  • How has this student made an extraordinary effort in the area of social justice?
  • How has this student worked toward full and equal participation of all groups in society?
CollegianGeorge Putnam AwardPresented to three students on the Collegian staff who have given distinguished service to the paper. Candidates are those who have served more than two years as a Collegian staff member, and have made significant contributions to the publication.
  • How has this student demonstrated distinguished service to the Collegian?
CollegianCharles A. Sprague AwardPresented to three students on the Collegian staff for their outstanding endeavors in writing and reporting during the academic year.
  • How has this member of the Collegian staff demonstrated outstanding endeavors?
CollegianTimothy C. Hawkins AwardPresented to three students who have made outstanding contributions in the field of journalistic photography or graphic design during the academic year.
  • How has this student demonstrated an outstanding contribution in the field of journalistic photography?
Community Service LearningOutstanding Leadership AwardGiven to a student who demonstrates exceptional leadership and service to the community.
  • How has this student demonstrated outstanding leadership?
  • How has this student demonstrated outstanding service to the community?
Community Service LearningOutstanding Service Collaborator Recognizes a student-initiated service program for its collaboration and distinguished service to the Salem community.
  • How has this student-initiated service program collaboration demonstrated outstanding service to the community?
Community Service Learning/Dean of Campus LifeHull Initiative AwardSupports a student who best exemplifies the values of hard work, self-sufficiency, personal initiative, and community engagement.
  • How has this student demonstrated hard work?
  • How has this student demonstrated self-sufficiency?
  • How has this student demonstrated personal initiative?
  • How has this student demonstrated community engagement?
Dean of Campus LifeDean's Special Recognition AwardGiven to students who make an especially significant and original contribution to campus life during the academic year.
  • How has this student made an especially significant and original contribution to campus life during this academic year?
Greek LifeOutstanding Contribution to Greek LifeHonors outstanding leadership and contribution to the Interfraternity/Panhellenic Council or an individual chapter.
  • How has this student demonstrated outstanding leadership in Interfraternity or Panhellenic Council and/or his/her individual chapter?
  • How has this student demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Interfraternity or Panhellenic Council and/or his/her individual chapter?
Interfraternity CouncilG. Herbert Smith AwardPeer-based recognition award that honors a fraternity member who has made outstanding contributions to his fraternity and served as an excellent role model.
  • How has this student demonstrated an outstanding contribution to his fraternity?
  • How has this student served as an excellent role model?
Interfraternity CouncilGreek Man of the YearPeer-based award recognizing a fraternity member who has made outstanding contributions to Greek life at Willamette as a whole.
  • How has this student demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Greek Life at Willamette as a whole?
Office of International EducationInternational Community Recognition AwardRecognizes students who have contributed significantly to the international community at Willamette University.
  • How has this student demonstrated a significant contribution to the international community at Willamette?
Mortar Board Hank Althoff AwardPresented to a person who has continually given outstanding service to the Willamette University community.
  • How has this person demonstrated continued outstanding service to the Willamette community?
Multicultural AffairsOutstanding Contribution to Multicultural AffairsHonors a student who has shown outstanding contribution to multicultural affairs at Willamette.
  • How has this student demonstrated an outstanding contribution to multicultural affairs at Willamette?
Panhellenic CouncilGreek Woman of the YearPeer-based award recognizing a sorority member who has made outstanding contributions to Greek life at Willamette as a whole.
  • How has this student demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Greek Life at Willamette as a whole?
Residence LifeExceptional Contribution to Residential CommunityRecognizes individuals from each area of campus who have assisted in the fulfillment of the residential mission by challenging and supporting the personal, social and academic development to the residents and the residential community.
  • How has this student assisted in the fulfillment of the residential mission by challenging and supporting the personal, social, and academic development of the residents and the residential community?
  • In what area of campus does this student live?
Student ActivitiesOutstanding Student OrganizationRecognizes the student organization that has made the most significant impact on the campus during the past academic year.
  • How has this student organization made a significant impact on campus during this academic year?
Student ActivitiesOutstanding Student Organization AdvisorHonors a student organization advisor who has contributed to the direction of the organization in such a way as to improve the campus community.
  • How has this student organization advisor contributed to the direction of the organization in such as way as to improve the campus community?
Student ActivitiesOutstanding Program or EventRecognizes an event or program that took place on campus the previous year which had a significant and positive impact on the campus community.
  • How has this event or program made a significant impact on the University community?
American Studies Program/Tokyo International University of America/Dean of Campus LifeOutstanding Contribution to American Studies Program and Willamette CommunityRecognizes Willamette students who have shown outstanding leadership through their contributions to the American Studies Program and Willamette community.
  • How has this student shown outstanding leadership to the ASP/Willamette program?
  • How has this student contributed to the ASP/Willamette program?