Eagle Awards

Every year, Student Activities collaborates with the Center for Leadership and Service and Multicultural Center in the nomination and selection of several awards that recognize outstanding student organizations and individual leadership. At the Eagle Awards ceremony, we recognize UNT's exceptional students, organizations, and advisors. 

Eligibility

For organizational awards, only student organizations registered with Student Activities are eligible. Registered student organizations and individuals may not win the same award in consecutive years. For individual awards, only current students, staff, and faculty affiliated with registered student organizations are eligible, assuming they meet all individual award criteria, which may include academic and disciplinary standing, GPA, and/or hours at UNT.

With the exception of the Golden Eagle Award, there is no self-nomination for individual awards; people may only be nominated by someone else (e.g., student leader, advisor, staff member). The Golden Eagle Award is only by self-nomination (i.e., application). Eligibility for the Golden Eagle Award does not require student organization involvement; all student leaders are eligible and encouraged to apply if they meet all award eligibility criteria. 

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or selection considerations, contact Student Activities at student.activities@unt.edu or (940) 565.3807.

Awards

2021-2022 Eagle Awards applications will open by February 8 and are due by March 27 at 11:59pm. 

*Indicates an award that is presented to an individual. All other awards are presented to registered student organizations.

The Multicultural Center presents:

  • CommUNiTy Activist (Individual):* Honors a student who demonstrates a significant and exceptional commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the UNT community

  • CommUNiTy Activist (Organization):* Honors a student organization that demonstrates a significant and exceptional commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the UNT community

  • Women Breaking Barriers:* Honors a woman or feminine identifying student leader who inspires other women to work towards their fullest potential

The Center for Leadership and Service presents: 

  • Emerging Student Leader:* Honors an outstanding leader who has made a significant impact on their organization

  • Outstanding Student Volunteer:* Honors a UNT student who demonstrates exceptional commitment to serving others and whose efforts have made a difference in the community and/or on campus

  • Student Organization Community ServiceHonors a student organization that has demonstrated an organization-wide commitment to service to the community

Student Activities presents:​​​​​​

  • Golden Eagle:* The most prestigious award that UNT bestows upon a student leader; recipients show a tremendous commitment to co-curricular activities and enhancing campus life at UNT by engaging in considerable service and displaying great leadership, all while achieving excellence in the classroom. For more information, please click the Golden Eagle Award button below. 

  • Student Organization of the YearHonors a student organization that has contributed excellent service and leadership to the University community or constituent group

  • New Student Organization of the YearHonors a newly created student organization that has contributed excellent service and leadership to the University community or constituent group

  • Advisor of the Year:* Honors a UNT faculty or staff member who contributes time and expertise in a volunteer capacity to a student organization at UNT

  • James Carl Matthews Student Organization President of the Year:* Honors a president who has demonstrated a high level of leadership and involvement in their organization

  • Graduate Student Officer of the Year:* Honors an outstanding graduate student officer who has made a significant impact on their organization

  • Undergraduate Student Officer of the Year:* Honors an outstanding undergraduate student officer who has made a significant impact on their organization

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement:* Honors a student leader who showcases an exceptional balance of participation in co-curricular involvement with a commitment to academics

  • Outstanding Student Organization EventHonors a student organization that has developed a program or event (virtual or in-person) that has impacted the University and/or local community.

  • Spirited Eagle:* Honors a student who has shown incredible school spirit to the University and/or Denton communities

Judging

Students, Faculty, and Staff Members, Eagle Awards is fast approaching! We humbly ask for your help in judging the applicants. The chosen recipients will be honored at the Eagle Awards banquet in April. Should you agree, you will be provided with applications and a judging rubric at the end of March. Then you will have approximately a week to return your scores. Our goal is to have each person only judge one award!

If you are interested in judging, click here

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Past Eagle Award Winners


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