Blue Stars Red Carpet Awards
The University of Pittsburgh Division of Student Affairs hosts the annual Blue Stars Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to recognize individual leaders, advisors and organizations that have contributed to making the University of Pittsburgh the best collegiate experience in the world.
All possible awards are listed on proceeding pages. Specific descriptions accompany some awards. Otherwise, the award is self-explanatory.
The nomination form and any accompanying materials must be completed electronically on or before Monday, April 3, 2017 by noon. Supporting materials (photos, fliers, etc) may be uploaded with your online nomination form. You must complete the nomination form in one setting–you cannot save it and/or finish later. Failure to complete all required components of the form will result in a rejected nomination.
Congratulations to our 2016-17 Winners!
|Oustanding First Year Student Leader
|Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader
|Outstanding Junior Student Leader
|Outstanding Senior Student Leader
|Oustanding Club Sport Athlete of the Year
|Outstanding Community Service Award
|Outstanding Member of Student Government Board
|Outstanding Promotion of Pitt Pride
Pitt Program Council “Late Night Tailgate”
|Business Manager of the Year
|Resident Assistant of the Year
|Commuter Student of the Year
|Student Employee of the Year
|Golden Panther Award
Khoisnam Neha Chanu
|Outstanding Commitment to Diversity
|Share the Vision Award
|Division of Student Affairs Award
Outside the Classroom Curriculum
|Unsung Hero Award
|Greek Leader of the Year
|Student Affairs Advisor of the Year
|Non-Student Affairs Advisor of the Year
|Educational Program of the Year
Global Ties “Amish Community Trip”
Social Program of the Year
FYM “Dive-In Pool Party”
|Most Creative or Unique Program of the Year
APhA-ASP “Rock the Block”
|Outstanding Program of the Year
|Cultural Program of the Year
|Club Sports Organization of the Year
Pitt Men’s Club Basketball
|Performance Group of the Year
|Collaborative Program of the Year
WPTS and Pitt Bicycle Collective “Bike Scavenger Hunt”
|Late Night Program of the Year
Pitt Program Council “Pitt Feud”
|Greek Organization of the Year – Collegiate Panhellenic Association
Sigma Sigma Sigma
|Greek Organization of the Year – Interfraternity Council
|Greek Organization of the Year – National Pan-Hellenic Council
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
|Outstanding Community Service Award
Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations
New Student Organization of the Year
Students Engaging in Conversations about Consent and Sexuality
|OCC Program of the Year
Society of Women Engineers “Women in STEM Conference”
Stars of Distinction
|Madison Scull, Gamma Sigma Sigma|
|Brianna Scalzo, America Reads|
|Kevin Zedack, Pitt Program Council|
|Jesse Irwin, UPTV|
|Alexis Bovalino, Sports Business Association|
|Kelsey Peterson, Heroiks|
|Laura Sankey, Jumpstart|
|Kaleigh Smith, SWE|
|Rachel Wagner, Hillel|
|Mikayla Ferchaw, Women’s Choral Ensemble|
|Cameron Beichner, Engineers for a Sustainable World|
Selfless Spirit Awards
Complete List of Awards:
Outstanding First Year Student Leader
Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader
Outstanding Junior Student Leader
Outstanding Senior Student Leader
Outstanding Club Sport Athlete: Two awards will be given in this category.
Community Service Award – Individual: To recognize one’s commitment to volunteer work and community outreach.
Outstanding Member of Student Government Board: To be given to a non-elected member of the Student Government.
President’s Award: Presented by the Student Government Board President to a young & emerging leader on campus.
Outstanding Promotion of Pitt Pride
Outstanding Commitment to Diversity
Outstanding Business Manager of the Year
International Student of the Year
Greek Leader of the Year
Commuter Student of the Year
Student Employee of the Year
Unsung Hero Award: To be awarded to an outstanding member of an organization not on the executive board who has worked to make their organization successful.
Courage Award: To be presented to a student who has, in the course of obtaining an undergraduate degree, overcome obstacles.
Golden Panther Award: To be awarded to the Big Cat on Campus—a student leader involved in multiple student organizations.
Resident Assistant of the Year: Two awards will be given in this category.
Share the Vision Award: To recognize an organization OR student who, by supporting the worth and dignity of each individual and promoting diversity, inclusion, justice, and compassion on our campus and in our world, has furthered our shared goal of a just and humane campus community at Pitt.
Student Affairs Advisor of the Year
Non-Student Affairs Advisor of the Year
To be presented to one outstanding student leader nominated by their organization or advisor.
Student Organization of the Year: To be presented to a student organization that demonstrates how its programming, campus initiatives, service and/or student engagement has excelled.
New Student Organization of the Year: To be presented to an organization in existence for three years or less.
Club Sports Organization of the Year: Two awards will be given in this category.
Performance Group of the Year
Greek Organization of the Year: To be presented to one sorority from the Panhellenic Council, one fraternity from the Interfraternity Council, and one sorority or one fraternity from the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Outstanding Community Service Award – Organization: To recognize an organization’s commitment to volunteer work and community outreach.
Educational Program of the Year
Social Program of the Year
Most Creative or Unique Program of the Year
Cultural Program of the Year
OCC Program: To be presented to a program that met one of the nine focus areas of the Outside the Classroom Curriculum.
Collaborative Program: To be presented to a program organized by multiple groups (two or more).
Late Night Program: Eligible programs are held on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights, starting at or after 10:00 pm on campus and with free admission.
Outstanding Program of the Year: One award for a program whose budget is under $7,500.00 and one award for a program with a budget over $7,500.00.
Division of Student Affairs Award: To be presented to the program that contributed to providing “University of Pittsburgh students with the best collegiate experience in the world”. The Division of Student Affairs Award is limited to those programs and services supported and managed by the departments within the division.
Dean’s Award: To be presented by Dean of Students to an organization OR student who has contributed to the advancement of the Vision of Student Affairs.
Students, faculty, staff and organizations.
Individual students, advisors, programs, and student organizations.
Program and organization awards may only be presented to student groups that are registered with SORC or groups that have been recognized by the Division of Student Affairs.
There are three unique types of awards—individual, organization and program.
Yes! Each award requires a separate nomination.
Every student organization may nominate one outstanding student to receive special recognition for service to his or her organization. This is in addition to the awards already listed.
Application and any accompanying materials must be submitted by Monday, April 3, 2017 by noon.
Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in WPU Assembly Room.
A committee composed of students and Student Affairs staff.