Student Government Banquet Awards

SGA Banquet

The Student Government Association’s annual Awards Banquet is held each year to recognize and honor the contributions made to the College of Southern Maryland by our student leaders, student employees, advisors and clubs. The following awards are presented: President’s Cup; Vice President’s Cup; Student Assistant of the Year; Club Advisor of the Year, and Student Club of the Year.

Nomination Due Date

Nomination forms for Student Club, Club Advisor, and Student Employee of the Year are listed below. President’s Cup and VP Cup nominations should be written up and submitted.

 All nominations are due back to Jennifer Van Cory no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, April 7, 2017.  Nominations should be submitted via email to Please use “Nomination” as the Subject.

President's & Vice President’s Cup Awards

President’s Cup

The President’s Cup, is given to the college’s outstanding student leader.  The recipient should be someone who has demonstrated the ability to motivate and lead others, has given their time and talents in an effort to better the college community and has been actively involved in the college’s extracurricular programs.

The Vice President’s Cup

The Vice President’s Cup is presented to the student who has most significantly contributed to improving the college community.  This award is designed to recognize the important work done by students “behind the scenes”.  The major criteria for this award are dedication, commitment, and involvement.

President’s Cup and VP Cup nominations should be written up and submitted.

Student Employee of the Year Award

The Student Government Association honors contributions that students make to the college not only as club members but as student employees.

Nominees/Nominations should meet the following criteria:

  • Primary role on campus is as a CSM student
  • Currently employed as a “non-fully benefited employee” (e.g. student assistant/temp)
  • Must be in good academic standing (2.5 or higher)
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits or more (credit not continuing education)
  • Employed by the office or department for a minimum of 2 months
  • Letter of nomination can be from a supervisor/co-worker/colleague
  • Nomination must be supported by a letter from the student’s direct supervisor

Please answer the following questions/statements in your letter of nomination/support:

  • In what ways has the student employee shown initiative? Please give specific examples.
  • Discuss ways in which this student contributes to the CSM community both as an employee and as a member of the community.
  • Describe how this person treats fellow employees and students. Explain with specifics how he/she displays qualities of fairness and respect.
  • Good communication skills are necessary in a work environment. Please give examples of the ways this student communicates well.
  • Please provide examples of how the student employee maintains confidentiality, adheres to a work schedule, and accepts responsibility for a quality performance.
  • How does this person demonstrate that he/she is a team player? Please give examples

Download the Student Employee of the Year Nomination Form

Student Club of the Year Award

Club of the Year is earned by the group who has been an active club during the fall and spring semesters of and academic year and has been nominated for modeling behavior that demonstrates the College’s mission and values while adding value to the at large campus and/or surrounding community.

Download the Student Club of the Year Nomination Form

Student Club Advisor of the Year Award

This award is given to an  advisor who has served a club or organization during the fall and spring semesters of an academic year and has been nominated by students as having assisted the club members in developing their leadership abilities and has aided the club in fulfilling its stated mission while complying with the College’s policies and procedures.

Download the Student Club Advisor of the Year Nomination Form