In the fall of 2016, SGA’s Cabinet reviewed the Association’s process for recognizing outstanding students at Northeastern. Prior to that semester, SGA ran an initiative called the I AM A HUSKY Award. This consisted of a monthly publication to SGA’s website that highlighted an undergraduate student who exhibited qualities that exemplified what it meant to be a Husky. The publication was accompanied by brief recognition on SGA’s social media platforms.
The Cabinet believed that this award was insufficient in fully recognizing a few of our many incredible student leaders on campus. Thus, in the fall of 2016, SGA partnered with the Office of Alumni Relations to roll out a new initiative called the Student Leadership Access Awards (SLAA). This new, student driven, campus focused system involves an application period to be announced by SGA, followed by a vetting process in which the Cabinet selects ten students per semester who exemplify leadership at Northeastern. Students may nominate themselves or their peers during the application period, which typically occurs in
November for the fall semester and in March for the spring semester. Following the vetting process, these ten students are notified of their selection and are featured on SGA’s website and social media platforms. Furthermore, they each receive a $500 cash award as SGA’s way of giving back to students who
contribute so much to this university community.
SLAA serves to promote students who may not necessarily be regularly recognized for their immense contributions to our campus, although all eligible students are encouraged to apply! In order to be eligible, nominees must be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students at Northeastern. They may not serve on a student group executive board that offers them stipends for their service. Current members of SGA or past members of SGA’s Cabinet are also not eligible. Check out our social media and website each semester for
announcements regarding SLAA.
For more information, please reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media @NortheasternSGA.