CSI Awards and Grants

RESEARCH AWARDS

In order to encourage significant research in areas of student involvement (student organizations, leadership development, community service, and fraternity/sorority life), the Commission for Student Involvement awards two $500 research grants annually. All ACPA members are eligible. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Commission membership is NOT required. The research question(s) must align with the various purposes and activities of these traditional student affairs functional areas or the intersections of these areas.

Please apply by completing the Research Grant Application. Please contact Jessica Proskin, CSI Vice Chair for Research for more information.

PAST RESEARCH AWARD WINNERS

2015 Brian Joyce, Clemson University
Examining the Influence of Whiteness on the Group Socialization Process of College Men in the Traditionally White Fraternity System


MEMBER AWARDS

Each year the Commission for Student Involvement has the opportunity to recognize contributionsto the Association, the Commission, and to the general student affairs profession.

Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of the following seven (7) awards:

To access the nomination form, just click the name of the award.  

Program of the Year

The Program of the Year Award honors an ACPA Institution for an innovative program conceived by the campus that exceeds programming expectations in one of the four functional areas (fraternity/sorority affairs, organizations/activities, service/service-learning, and leadership) of the Commission of Student Involvement. The award is based on student involvement, creativity, and the success of the program, as determined by the achievement of the stated program goals. The recipient of this award will have their program featured in one of the Commission's publications.

2015 Recipient - Start with Service, Rutgers University

The Outstanding Masters Level Graduate Student Award

This award seeks to acknowledge an individual who has made a significant impact upon students, their department, and/or campus through specific initiatives or by way of their day-to-day interactions with others. The award also attempts to acknowledge regional and/or national participation in the field and service to the Commission for Student Involvement.

2015 Recipient - Alexis KingColorado State University - Pueblo

The Outstanding Doctoral Level Graduate Student Award

This award seeks to acknowledge an individual who has made a significant impact upon students, their department, and/or campus through specific initiatives or by way of their day-to-day interactions with others. The award also attempts to acknowledge regional and/or national participation in the field and service to the Commission for Student Involvement. The recipient of this award will be invited to write an article for Interchange, the Commission’s quarterly publication to highlight their research.

2015 no award given

The Outstanding New Professional Award

This award seeks to acknowledge the individual who has made a significant impact upon students, their department, and/or campus through specific initiatives or by way of their day-to-day interactions with others. The award also attempts to acknowledge regional and/or national participation in the field and service to the Commission for Student Involvement.

2015 Recipient - Marc Paulo Guzman, University of Virgina

The Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award

The Mid-Level Outstanding Professional Award will be presented to a professional staff member from an ACPA member institution. The recipient will be invited to write for one of the Commission’s publications during the next year.

2015 Recipient - Theresa Osorio, Lynn University

The Outstanding Senior-Level Professional Award

The Outstanding Senior-Level Professional Award will be presented to a professional staff member from an ACPA member institution. The recipient for this award will be featured in one of our publications in the upcoming year.

2015 Recipient - Sarah Cunningham, University of Chicago

The Outstanding Service to the Commission Award

The Outstanding Service to the Commission Award honors a professional staff member who has displayed exemplary service and commitment of time and energy to both the Commission for Student Involvement and the profession. The recipient has given outstanding service to the Commission, upheld professional standards showing integrity, and holds the esteem and appreciation of colleagues, students and peers.

2015 Recipient - Derek Bundy, University of Chicago

 

Contact

For questions about the CSI Member Awards, please contact Michelle Welter, CSI Awards Coordinator.

For information about other ACPA Awards, please visit: http://www.myacpa.org/awards