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

Program of the Year

This award honors excellence in programming among clubs and organizations. The Program of the Year demonstrates ingenuity and creativity, and provides a significant contribution to the Ohio Wesleyan community.

Club Advisor of the Year

This award recognizes club advisors who provide significant contributions in the positive development of the club or organization they serve by going above and beyond the expectations to assist as well as encourage the group to think about its role in the larger OWU community.

Organization of the Year

This award honors excellence among clubs and organizations. The recipient of this award has demonstrated strength in programming, membership recruitment/retention, and administration and has made a significant positive impact on the OWU community.

OWU Spirit Award

The recipient of this award exudes pride in OWU and is a role model for others to follow.

Outstanding First-Year Students

This award is given to first-year students who have excelled above and beyond their peers in a breadth of campus activities, excelled in a significant way in one campus activity, and taken their academic work seriously.

Greek Awards

Chapter Involvement Award 

This award will be presented to one fraternity and one sorority at Ohio Wesleyan University. The award will be presented to the chapters with the highest level of involvement at Ohio Wesleyan University based on each individual members’ activities, jobs, internships, sports, clubs and any additional involvements on and off campus. 

Chapter Philanthropy Award 

This award shall be presented to one fraternity or one sorority at Ohio Wesleyan University. The selection of this award recipient will be based on the success, financial or otherwise, of the program, as well as the intrinsic value and significance of the program, it’s planning and execution, and the originality and creativity of the program idea.

Chapter Academic Excellence Award 

This award will be presented to one fraternity and one sorority at Ohio Wesleyan University. The award will be presented to the chapters with the highest GPA over the 2019 calendar year.

Chapter Community Service Award 

This award will be presented to one fraternity and one sorority at Ohio Wesleyan University. The award will be presented to the chapters with the highest level of involvement in community service outside of Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Chapter Advisor Award 

Each chapter may nominate one individual for this award. The nominee should have contributed significantly to your chapter in terms of its overall size, development, events held, personal and professional growth, etc. The nominee should be on your graduate/advisory board.

Tom Courtice New  Member Award 

This award will be presented to one new member from the fraternity community and one new member from the sorority community at Ohio Wesleyan University. The nominee must have been part of the 2019 spring or 2019 fall new member class. The nominee should demonstrate outstanding leadership and/or involvement in the chapter and/or the university. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. More information on Tom Courtice is on the award application. 

Fred Myers & Carolyn Tarbell Award

One athlete from the Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity community and one athlete from the Ohio Wesleyan University sorority community will be recognized. The award will be presented to a fraternity athlete and sorority athlete who have brought significant recognition to themselves and their chapter through participation in varsity sporting competition(s) at Ohio Wesleyan University. The nominee should demonstrate the qualities of good sportsmanship, leadership, and desire in athletic competition.The nominee does not need to be a member of the chapter which nominates them. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. More information on Fred Myers & Carolyn Tarbell Award is on the award application. 

Sorority Member of the Year Award

One person from the Ohio Wesleyan University sorority community will be recognized. The award will be presented to the individual who has brought about significant improvement to the Ohio Wesleyan University Greek community, through outstanding contributions to the Panhellenic Council OR through significant leadership and development within their own chapter. (Position on the Panhellenic Council is not a requirement). The individual you are nominating can be from a different chapter then your own. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. 

Fraternity Member of the Year Award

One person from the Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity community will be recognized. The award shall be presented to the individual who has brought about significant improvement to the Ohio Wesleyan University Greek community, through outstanding contributions to the Interfraternity Council OR through significant leadership and development within their own chapter. (Position on IFC is not a requirement). The individual you are nominating can be from a different chapter then your own. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. 

Outstanding Fraternity Scholar Award
 

The award shall be presented to one member of the Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity community. The award is open to any member of the Ohio Wesleyan fraternity community who is considered a junior or senior and is in good standing with their chapter during the 2019 calendar year. The nominee must have attained a GPA of 3.50 or above as a student at Ohio Wesleyan University. All nominations shall be reviewed to verify the individual’s GPA. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. 

Outstanding Sorority Scholar Award

 The award shall be presented to one member of the Ohio Wesleyan University sorority community. The award is open to any member of the Ohio Wesleyan sorority community who is considered a junior or senior and is in good standing with their chapter during the 2019 calendar year. The nominee must have attained a GPA of 3.50 or above as a student at Ohio Wesleyan University. All nominations shall be reviewed to verify the individual’s GPA. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. 

Robert K. Marshall Award

This award will be presented to one faculty member, staff member, Ohio Wesleyan University community member, or administrator who has displayed outstanding interest and leadership in the Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity and sorority community. This person does not have to be a chapter advisor, but someone who shows support and encouragement to the Greek community. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. More information on Robert K. Marshall is on the award application. 

Outstanding Alumni Involvement Award 

This award will be presented to one Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity OR one Ohio Wesleyan University sorority for the 2019 calendar year. Submit an optional letter of recommendation from an alumni or undergraduate member of the chapter detailing why the chapter deserves the award. An individual or chapter may nominate someone for this award. 

Residential Life Awards

New Resident Assistant/Moderator of the Year

This award is given to a new Resident Assistant (RA) or Moderator who, in this academic year, has served the University and residential community in and out of the RA position. The nominees demonstrate a well‐rounded approach to the position, academics, and personal life and contribute meaningfully to the success of their residents.

Returning Resident Assistant/Moderator of the Year 

This award is given to a second or third year Resident Assistant (RA) or Moderator who, in this academic year, has served the University and residential community in and out of the RA position. The nominees demonstrate a well‐rounded approach to the position, academics, and personal life and contribute meaningfully to the success of their residents.

Residential Life Program of the Year

This award recognizes a program conceptualized and implemented by RAs/Moderators that provided an exciting and engaging opportunity for residents in the community. An award winning program includes: creating a positive and fun environment that is inclusive of all students, cultivating a spark for continuing education and deeper learning, and the creation of a space where students can engage with other students, faculty, or staff in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all. Eligible programs for this award are Resident Assistant in hall programming, Small Living Unit (SLU) House Projects, and Late Nite at Smith programs.  

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.