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Group Awards

UC Merced Leadership Awards Nominations are Open!

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Below you will find the group award descriptions, click on any award to go to its page which contains question prompts and the scoring rubric summary.

Program of the Year: This award is given to a registered organization’s outstanding program occurring after March 7, 2017. (Note: If needed, this award may be broken into up to four categories: Service & Philanthropy, Educational, Cultural, Community Building)

Student Organization of the Year: This award recognizes a UC Merced registered club or organization that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the university. (Note: If needed, this award may be broken into two categories, department supported RCOs and independent RCOs. Departments supported clubs are those whose advisor has official job responsibilities that include advising the organization)

Outstanding New Student Organization:  This award recognizes a UC Merced club or organization registered in the last two years that has demonstrated an outstanding potential for growth and development of its members while contributing to the campus community.

University Friends Circle Community Service Organization: This award recognizes a student campus organization for exemplary service in the UC Merced and surrounding community. The University Friends Circle will present the Community Service Organization recipient with a $1,000 award to support continued service efforts.