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Description of the Program

“Silver” and “Gold” recognition for student organizations is a way for The Office of Student Engagement to acknowledge and reward the outstanding achievements of exemplary student organizations. Organizations recognized as “Silver” or “Gold” have gone above and beyond the normal requirements of a student organization and demonstrated a commitment to their organization and contributing to student life at John Carroll University.

All current student organizations, in good standing, are considered to be “Blue” organizations. Applications for “Silver” and “Gold” organizations are emailed to student organization presidents at the end of October and March during the fall and spring semesters respectfully. Once an organization earns “Silver” or “Gold” status, they maintain that status for one calendar year. Budgets for “Gold” organizations will be awarded following an application process at the conclusion of the spring semester for the following academic year only. No budgets will be awarded during the fall semester. Organizations will be notified in a timely manner of any status earned or budget awarded following the submission of the appropriate application. Organizations may re-apply or apply for a higher status each semester. Final discretion regarding recognition status and budgets belongs to The Office of Student Engagement.

Requirements for Student Organizations

Blue Organizations
  • Organization roster has been updated according to the appropriate timeline
  • President and Financial Officer have completed the appropriate training in full and on time
  • Organization has a President, Financial Officer and Advisor
  • All required paperwork has been completed and submitted
  • Organization has remained in line with all current policies set in place by the Office of Student Engagement
Silver Organizations
  • Organization has met all requirements of a “Blue” organization
  • Organization has not been placed on “Red” status, or probation, at any point throughout the semester the application is submitted
  • Organization has been active for a minimum of one full semester
  • Organization has put on at least two events throughout the semester
  • Organization has utilized InsideJCU, the atrium television (lobovision), the Student Organization List & Descriptions page, or an atrium banner to advertise their organization or an event for their organization
  • Organization has maintained a positive working relationship with their advisor
Gold Organizations
  • Organization has met all requirements of “Blue” and “Silver” organizations and is currently silver status
  • Organization has not been placed on “Red” status, or probation, at any point throughout the semester the application is submitted
  • Organization has been active for a minimum of two full semesters.
  • Organization has put on at least four events throughout the semester
  • Organization has put on at least one event that was a collaboration with another JCU organization
  • Organization has hosted or participated in a successful outreach or recruitment event during the semester
  • Organization has utilized InsideJCU, the atrium television (lobovision), the Student Organization List & Descriptions page, or an atrium banner to advertise their organization or an event for their organization
  • Organization has met with their advisor more than once during the semester
  • Organization has demonstrated a successful transition process or preparation for a transition process to the next semester