Wildcat Impact Awards

About the Wildcat Impact Awards

The Wildcat Impact Awards (formerly known as Campus Life Awards) recognize students who have significantly contributed to improving the quality of student life during the past academic term at Northwestern.These students will have demonstrated Student Affairs values for integrity, innovation, social justice, responsible stewardship, and collaborative work with others, to create a more engaged and inclusive campus community.

Each quarter six winners are selected to have their photo and accomplishments displayed on a banner in the Norris University Center along with an invitation to attend the end of the year Wildcat Excellence Awards.

Wildcat Impact Award nomination forms have now CLOSED. Look out for Fall quarter nominations in October! 

Application Submission Dates
The Spring 2018 Wildcat Impact Awards nominations have now closed. Look out for Fall quarter nominations in October! 

All enrolled NU students- undergraduate and graduate; Anyone is welcome to nominate as many students and groups as they wish.

  • Must be in 'good standing' with the University;
  • Have made specific contributions to student life during the past quarter at NU through involvement in campus activities, academic initiatives, student governance, community service, leadership and their pursuits to support and empower their peers
  • Stronger nominations demonstrate an alignment between the nominee's behavior or accomplishment to one of the student affairs value statements.
  • Candidates may be considered for significant one-time contributions or for sustained involvement. The committee evaluates based on performance versus title and encourages leaders who may exhibit excellence behind the scenes as well those whose accomplishments are more widely-known.
  • The committee also looks for individuals and groups who have gone above-and-beyond in their leadership, accomplishments, and character.
Selection Process

The Wildcat Impact/Excellence Awards Committee will select students/groups each quarter based upon submissions. Recipients will be publicly recognized (campus media, web sites, etc.) and will be invited to a celebration honoring their contributions.

Please provide as much specific detail as possible in your responses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the committee via email: recognition@northwestern.edu.

Nomination Form

You can nominate a student for the Wildcat Impact Award here.