Recognition Activities

Awards

Each year, the student involvement and activities office coordinates student recognition awards. The recipients of these awards are determined by a committee composed of students, faculty members, and administrators. These awards include "Who's Who," "Silver Key," and "Special Recognition Awards."

Who's Who

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities is an award given to students either in the junior or senior year. It is based on one's leadership, character, and involvement in college community life. The award is also based on past and present work and service that the student has done to improve the college and its community. Who's Who is a National Award in conjunction with Salem State University. The application and selection process takes place in the Spring Semester. Are you interested in applying? Applications [Word doc] are now available and are due in the Campus Center by Friday, February 28 at 4 pm.

Silver Key

Silver Key Awards are presented to members of the senior class who meet the following criteria: cumulative grade point average between 3.00 and 4.00, significant involvement within the major area of academic concentration, and participation in co-curricular activities within the college community. The application and selection process takes place during the spring semester.

Special Recognition

Special Recognition Awards are presented to members of the senior class who meet the following criteria: involvement within the major area of academic concentration and demonstration of significant involvement in co-curricular activities within the college community. The application and selection process takes place during the spring semester.

The Kenneth J. McIlraith Awards

The Kenneth J. McIlraith Awards are given to those officially recognized student organizations who best exemplify extraordinary leadership in their specific areas of Academic Affiliation, Community and Social Awareness and Cultural Activity. These awards are intended not only to acknowledge those active student organizations, but also to reflect and signify the outstanding contributions which President McIlraith has made to the university. Past recipients include the Student Theatre Ensemble, the Afrikan American Students Association, Criminal Justice Academy, Catholic Student Community, Art Society and the International Students Association.

These awards will be announced at the Student Leadership Luncheon on Monday, April 28 at 11 am.

There are also a number of awards that are given to individual student leaders at this event. 

Student organizations! You can nominate student organizations, individual student leaders, and RSVP for the event here

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Smith at 978.542.7701 or at jsmith3@salemstate.edu

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