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Graphic for the 2013 SOAR Awards - a zebra flying with balloons

Student Organizations Achievement and Recognition Awards

The SOAR Awards exist to recognize Student Organizations committed to the development of their members and service to the UAF and greater Fairbanks communities. Each SOAR recipient is awarded $100 which is deposited into the organization's account.

Applications are due Tuesday, April 16th by 11:59pm. 

SOAR recipients are honored at the End-of-Year Student Organizations Picnic on the Wood Center Terrace Saturday, April 20th from Noon-2pm.

This year applications are entirely online. If you need to submit any additional information you can email fystuorg@uaf.edu or submit material to the LIVE office in Wood Center. 

Academic Achievement Award 
To recognize the student organization whose membership demonstrates exceptional contributions to the academic environment of UAF.

Community Service Award
To recognize a student organization that provides meaningful and outstanding volunteer service to the UAF and Fairbanks communities. Single projects will not be judged any differently from semester-long or year-long projects or a compilation of a number of projects.

Diversity Enrichment Award
To recognize a student organization that has demonstrated a significant commitment to enhance diversity on campus through efforts to promote a campus climate that respects and appreciates individual and cultural differences. Groups will be evaluated primarily on their educational outreach efforts. Groups can address any of the following elements of diversity: culture, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, and economic status.

Exceptional Event Award
To recognize the student organization which has significantly impacted campus life through the successful planning and implementation of a single event or event series. Single one-time events will not be judged any differently from semester-long or year-long event series.

Legacy Award
To recognize a group that has established a sustainable and growing legacy through strong organizational leadership in the midst of membership turnover and officer transition.

Outstanding Advisor Award
To recognize the advisor who most successfully assists her/his student organization in reaching its goals and who is fully supportive of the group’s stated purpose and function. Outstanding advisors demonstrate an effort to go above and beyond their stated positions, and through their involvement have become not only advisors but mentors and partners to the group members and are vital to the overall success of the organization.

Rookie of the Year Award
To recognize a group that was newly founded or re-established after three years of inactivity during the 2010-2011 school year. The student organization should demonstrate substantial progress and success in their first year of establishment.


Fundraise Fundraise Fundraise

Fundraising is a great way to earn money while informing the community about your interests and values, recruiting new members, and providing a service.

Here are a couple of sites to get you started:

www.fundraising-ideas.org/DIY/

www.fundraiserinsight.org/ideas

****If you're serving/selling food on campus, be sure to submit a Food Waiver to Dining Services at least a week in advance: www.uafdining.com/documents/Food_Liability_Release.pdf****


Alumni Benefactor Funding

The Alumni Benefactor Program was developed for alumni to raise funds from alumni for student life enhancement projects. Ideal student life projects are those that benefit a large number of students and have a positive and visible impact on the campus.

Alumni Benefactor Funding Application