Community Service Awards

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award
The Charles J. Ping Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact, is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service learning on campus and within their community. The awardees represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. This a state award nominated by Rock Jones, OWU President and Sally Leber, Director of the Community Service Learning Center. 

The Patricia G. Young Award for Leadership in Service to Children and Youth 
The Patricia G. Young Award is given each year in recognition of outstanding leadership in service to children and youth. This award is named in honor of an Ohio Wesleyan trustee who, after spending her career working in juvenile courts and with mediation, retired as a Senior Judge in her home state of Idaho.

The Bridge Builder Award
The Bridge Builder Awards are given in recognition of exemplary service and engagement within and beyond the campus community, especially in the nonprofit sector.

The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award
The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award is named in memory of a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan alumna who co-founded a Small Living Unit, the House of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Education), which existed on campus for 11 years; conducted extensive community research that led to the founding of the Literacy Coalition of Delaware County; and was a past recipient of the Student Humanitarian Award. This award is given in recognition of consistent outstanding leadership in public service, especially for humanitarian causes, on campus, in the community, and beyond.

Letters of Nomination for the Patricia G. Young, Bridge Builder, and Student Humanitarian  Award may be sent to Sally Leber (ssleber@owu.edu).

Student Involvement Awards - Nominate Today

Student Organization Community Impact Recognition
This award recognizes excellence in programming among recognized student organizations and club sports. Program, event, or initiative must demonstrate ingenuity, creativity, and provide a significant contribution to the Ohio Wesleyan community. This can include an innovative approach to programming, educating students, addressing a problem on campus, or otherwise improving the campus community.

Student Organization Advisor Recognition
This award recognizes club advisors who provide significant contributions in the positive development of the club or organization they serve. They assist as well as encourage the group to think about its role in the larger OWU community. 

OWU Spirit Award
This award recognizes all the past year's You Are OWU recipients. 

Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards - Nominate Today

Fraternity & Sorority Community Impact Recognition 
This award recognizes excellence in programming among fraternities and sororities. Program, event, or initiative must demonstrate ingenuity, creativity, and provide a significant contribution to the Ohio Wesleyan community. This can include an innovative approach to programming, educating students, addressing a problem on campus, or otherwise improving the campus community. 

Recognition of Academic Excellence

  • Sorority with the highest grade point average spring 2020 and fall 2020 will be recognized.
  • Fraternity with the highest grade point average spring 2020 and fall 2020 will be recognized.
  • If appropriate, FSL community will be recognized for grade point average above the all-campus average.

Values in Action

  • Nominees must have senior status
  • Nominee need not have held a formal leadership role

This award recognizes senior(s) who live the values and purpose of their organization. Through their actions, others are able to witness the ideals of their fraternity/sorority. Their tireless, brave, and unwavering commitment to fraternal values serves as a model to others and challenges others to do the same.  

Residential Life Awards - Nominate Today

Heart of the Community Award
This award is given to a member of our residential community who has gone above and beyond in connecting Bishops with one another. The award recognizes individuals who bring residents together as a community in and out of the residence halls and who have also initiated and participated in creative and engaging programmatic opportunities. 

Outstanding Residential Assistant / Moderator Award
This award recognizes an RA/Moderator who has worked to create an inclusive and engaged community within their hall or house. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a well-rounded approach to the position, academics, their personal life, and have contributed to the success of their residents. The award also recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to their residential community through program development, addressing student needs, supporting peer and senior staff, and leadership within the community. The award winner will have gone above and beyond the duties as outlined in their job description to support residents in the communities in which they work as well as residence life organizations, and/or made outstanding contributions to the hall/house in which they work. 

WCSA Awards

Best New Member
Best New Member is awarded by the Executive Committee of WCSA to a member who has begun his or her first term in the previous year and who has made the greatest overall contribution to the mission and goals of WCSA.

Best Overall Member
Best Overall Member is awarded by the Executive Committee of WCSA to the member the council determines to have made the greatest overall contribution to the mission and goals of WCSA.

Donald G. Chenoweth Friend of WCSA Award
Donald G. Chenoweth Friend of WCSA is awarded by the Executive Committee of WCSA to a non-member to WCSA deemed by the committee to have the greatest contribution to the mission and goals of WCSA.

Social Justice Steward Award
The Social Justice Steward is awarded by the Executive Committee of WCSA to a member who has served as the greatest advocate for social justice issues and is often outspoken when they feel that an act of injustice has been committed. 

Guy Sarvis Award

Dr. Sarvis was a Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan who devoted much of his life to promoting and living by example the virtues and values of cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity to racial and religious diversity. This award is given to a student who has a demonstrated record of fostering cross-cultural understanding and contributing to the creation of a culture of hospitality and inclusion at OWU.

Meek Leadership Awards

Meek Leadership Awards 
The Meek Leadership Awards were established in 1997 with a contribution from Phillip J. Meek and Nancy LaPorte Meek, both 1959 OWU graduates. OWU seniors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership service during their years at Ohio Wesleyan and show promise to sustain that commitment throughout their lives may be considered for these awards. Faculty and staff may nominate an individual.

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