Awards Nomination

ASCA is rooted in the core value of community – or developing a professional home for our members to feel supported. Recognizing our fellow association members and professionals for their work and contribution to the field, institution, and students we serve is integral to that mission.
 
Please take a moment to nominate someone you feel embodies these awards and to help us to continue to foster this community! Nominations are due by November 11, 2022, by 11:59pm Pacific.  

2023 ASCA Annual Awards Descriptions:

ASCA Undergraduate Student of the Year Award:
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who has greatly contributed to their institution in the past year. Candidates for this award must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student.

 
ASCA Graduate Student of the Year Award:
This award honors current graduate students who demonstrate outstanding collegiality and commitment to the mission and core values of ASCA through graduate student leadership opportunities in student conduct.

 
ASCA Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award:
This award recognizes a volunteer leader who has gone above and beyond the responsibilities and tasks related to their volunteer leadership position within the past year. Candidates for this award must be the appointed committee chair, community of practice coordinator, region chair, or other appointed ASCA volunteer and a current Association member.


ASCA New Professional of the Year:
This award recognizes a new professional in the field who has demonstrated excellence in the past year. Candidates for this award should be assigned primary responsibility within the realm of student conduct, be a member of ASCA, and have three or fewer years of full-time professional experience within higher education.

 
ASCA Innovation Award:
This award recognizes an institution/organization that has implemented an outstanding not-for-profit initiative in the last academic year that advances the student conduct profession. This initiative could be a specific event, assessment, process, etc. Nominations must include a summary of the program being nominated.

 
ASCA Individual Award of Excellence:
This award recognizes a professional who has contributed significantly to the development of their campus and community, service to the profession, and commitment to evaluation and mentoring. Candidates for this award must be current members of ASCA.

 
ASCA Institutional Award for Excellence:
This award recognizes and honors member institutions demonstrating excellence and innovation in their approach to student conduct through leadership development and diversity, student success, and the field of student conduct.

 
Equity & Inclusion Leadership:
This award honors a current ASCA member who has shown outstanding commitment, persistence, and innovation in working on equity and inclusion efforts within ASCA and/or their campus community. Candidates for this award must be a current member of ASCA, be nominated by a current member of ASCA, and have three or more years of experience in work associated with the profession of student conduct administration.


Dr. Felice Dublon ASCA Award of Excellence:
This award recognizes an individual new to student conduct who has recently transitioned from another functional area within higher education and has demonstrated excellence in the past year. Candidates for this award must be a current member of ASCA, must have less than threes years of experience in their current role, and must have at least five years of professional experience within higher education.

 
ASCA Distinguished Service Award:
This award recognizes an individual for exceptional performance in service to the Association over time. Candidates for this award must be current members of ASCA and must be nominated by a current member of ASCA. 

 
ASCA D. Parker Young Award:
This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding scholarly contributions (i.e. position papers, publications, etc.) in the area of higher education law and/or student conduct/services. This award is intended to recognize an individual’s compendium of scholarly works throughout their career.

 
ASCA Donald D. Gehring Award:
This award recognizes an exceptional professional who has contributed significantly to the development of their campus community, the field, and professional organizations over the course of their career in student conduct. Candidates for this award must be nominated by a member of ASCA, must have ten or more years of experience in student conduct administration, and have been a member of ASCA.


Dixon-McFadden Award:
This award is intended to recognize an individual who has been a trailblazer on campus as it relates to student conduct. An individual who has enhanced the lives of students by going above and beyond. The individual recognized with this award is not a new professional, however it is an individual who has demonstrated experience in leading and serving a campus community.

 
Honor(s) Bestowed by the ASCA Board of Directors:
Honorary Membership:
This award recognizes an individual who is retiring or retired from the field and served ASCA as a founder, leader, presenter, volunteer, etc. who has contributed to the profession through participation in the Association.

 
Honor(s) Bestowed by the ASCA Research Committee:
Dissertation of the Year:
The ASCA Dissertation of Year Award recognizes a dissertation that makes an exceptional contribution to research on issues directly related to student conduct administration in higher education and that contributes to the knowledge base of the Association’s membership and professional practice. While several outstanding research projects might meet these criteria each year, the Research Committee selects one original work for its outstanding contribution to the field of student conduct. To submit a dissertation for consideration, the author must be a current member of ASCA and the dissertation must have been completed and signed during the previous academic year from August 15, 2021 - September 30, 2022.


*Please note that not all categories will be presenting awards; awardees must meet all category criteria to be eligible to win.