Student Recognition Award Program
Program Overview and Synopsis:
The Office of Judicial Affairs has partnered with Weigel Health Promotion to offer due recognition to our students who are embracing the spirit of the “Do Your Part” campaign and the Compact for a Civil and Caring Academic Community. Buffalo State’s Compact for a Civil and Caring Academic Community provides an understanding for what is acceptable and encouraged in our community. To assist in highlighting this, Buffalo State has begun to shadow all promotions with a campaign titled “Do Your Part.” “Do Your Part” is a versatile assignment that educates the masses on designate subject content and compels those same individuals to take ownership of carrying out its’ vision. The program is meant to stimulate dialogue, action, and ultimately a shift in campus culture focused on extending the levels of personal commitment to the Buffalo State Community (faculty/staff, and students). Many campus departments have begun to incorporate these values into their programs and interactions with students.
As a means to recognize those students who have been observed embracing civility and respect, care and concern, responsible/ethical decisions, positive examples, and show commitment to the academic purposes for which Buffalo State exists, we are now launching the “Caught Doing Your Part” Student Recognition Award. Buffalo State faculty, staff, paraprofessionals, and student leadership are able to complete a short nomination form online submitting an individual to be featured on Buffalo State’s Dean of Students/Judicial Affairs webpage, as well as Weigel Health Promotion’s webpage and Facebook page, also Buffalo State’s student newspaper, The Record. We hope that this new program will promote and highlight student growth and encourage others to follow.
In addition to the above mentioned campus initiatives, we believe that this new program highlighting student leadership will also incorporate the Buffalo State celebration of the “Year of the City” and “Transforming Lives” campaign. By highlighting the positives that the City of Buffalo offers, and recognizing those moments or events in a student’s life that stand out as transformative academically, personally, socially, professionally, and beyond, this award has the potential to have a profound impact on students and greater college community of Buffalo State.
Eligibility: Students who are judicially sanctioned for community service or mandated programming are not eligible for nomination for these sanctioned activities. Students who are receiving academic credit or monetary compensation for their actions are also not eligible. Student organizations may be eligible, as long as their actions are not part of a required activity or event (ex: philanthropy/required community service hours, etc…).
What? The Caught Doing Your Part program is a way to recognize students who are caught “doing their part” for the campus community.
Who? Anybody! Any one on campus (faculty member, student) can nominate a student to be recognized. All submissions received will be highlighted on the website unless they do not meet the requirements. The committee will select one of the nominations that stood out from the rest of the submissions, to be announced at Take Back the Night in April.
How? To nominate a student, just click here and fill out all the necessary information. Your description will be copy/pasted onto the website. (Important: we will not be editing your description in any way so please provide a quality description.)
Why? Caught doing your part is a means to recognize those students who have been observed embracing civility and respect, care and concern, responsible/ethical decisions, positive examples, and show commitment to the academic purposes for which Buffalo State exists.
All members of the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) are invited to nominate students who exemplify the tenants of the “Civil and Caring Academic Community” and the “Do Your Part Campaign.” This new award was created to recognize students each month for their activities and behavior that provides and promotes outstanding engagement with peers as well as the greater Buffalo State community. All enrolled students in good academic and judicial standing are eligible.
Nominations will be accepted throughout the semester, and winners will be chosen each month for recognition. A celebration for all recipients will be held at the end of the academic year. Nomination forms can be found here and submitted online or to the Dean of Students Office, Campbell Student Union 311. Please contact Joshua Rich or Paula Madrigal or call ext. 3051 with questions.
This award is sponsored by the Faculty-Student Association, the Judicial Affairs Office, and the Weigel Health Center Promotion department.
For more information or to schedule a training or workshop please contact:
Paula A. Madrigal, MSW
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