Awards Information

Awards Information

The Royal Flame Awards is the annual recognition ceremony that honors the many contributions of students and campus organizations to the university. A variety of awards are presented during the ceremony that acknowledge chartered student organizations, outstanding student leaders, student programming and organization advisors. Any student, faculty, staff member or student organization at Georgia State University can be nominated, and all staff and students may submit nominations for the awards.

The Royal Flame Awards will take place on Monday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center East Ballroom. Nomination for awards will be open online until Friday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

The Nell Hamilton Trotter Student Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding commitment to student involvement and is the highest student leadership award presented by the university. For nearly 40 years, Nell Hamilton Trotter was a loyal member of the Georgia State University community. She was the first dean of women at Georgia State and served for many years as a dedicated faculty member. Dean Hamilton Trotter personified the ideal qualities students, particularly student leaders, are expected to emulate.

A call for nominations is requested each semester prior to commencement and faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to nominate a graduating senior for this award. For questions, please contact Kristina Clement

The following awards are presented to individuals at the Royal Flame Awards ceremony.

Rising Star Award
Award Criteria:
• Undergraduate freshman or sophomore status with fewer than 60 total credit hours
• Works to enhance personal leadership skills within an organization on campus or in the community
• Established extracurricular involvement at Georgia State University
• Exhibits the potential and desire for continued leadership within the university community
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.

Royal Flame Leadership Award
Award Criteria:
• Junior, senior or graduate student status with more than 60 credit hours
• Minimum 2.5 GPA while enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester
• Demonstrates a history of progressive leadership positions on campus and in the community
• Leadership involvement positively impacts the Georgia State University community, including students, staff and organizations
• Recognizes student and/or community needs and affects positive change
• Committed to the university community and demonstrates potential for leadership beyond Georgia State in the future
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.

Advisor of the Year
Award Criteria:
• Serves as a volunteer, unpaid advisor to a chartered student organization during July to April of the current academic year
• Contributes to the development of members and the organization's goals and/or purpose
• Demonstrates genuine concern for members and support for organizational planning and events
• Actively attends and participates in organization functions
• Current Georgia State University faculty or staff member
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.

The following awards are presented to organizations at the Royal Flame Awards ceremony.

Outstanding Small-Scale Campus Program
Award Criteria:
• Participation between April 2017 and March 2018
• Sponsored by a paraprofessional student group or chartered organizations
• Demonstrates exemplary planning, development and implementation of an original program
• Engagement from the campus community with up to 100 participants
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.

Outstanding Large-Scale Campus Program
Award Criteria:
• Participation between April 2017 and March 2018
• Sponsored by a paraprofessional student group or chartered organizations
• Demonstrates exemplary planning, development and implementation of an original program
• Engagement from the campus community with over 100 participants
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.

Innovative Initiative
Award Criteria:
• Participation between April 2017 and March 2018
• Sponsored by a paraprofessional student group or chartered organization
• Recognizes a groundbreaking project that addresses a critical need in the Georgia State University community
• Demonstrates an original student led initiative
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.

Student Organization of the Year
Award Criteria:
• Participation between April 2017 and March 2018
• Recognizes a student organization who has made positive impact on the campus community
• Demonstrates exemplary planning, development and implementation of program and services for members
• Successfully collaborates with other student organizations
Nomination forms available online until March 9 at 5 p.m.