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Student Organization Awards (SOA)

The Student Organization Awards (SOA) is an event where the College  of Engineering celebrates and recognizes the services of over 100 engineering and architecture organizations.  Several awards are presented at the reception ceremony along with the outstanding advisor award.

When: April 7, 2021

Deadline to apply: March 21, 2021

Awards handed out to student organizations:

  • NEW THIS YEAR, LIMITED TIME AWARD: Vital Organization Award (COVID-19 Positive Impact)

*** Later deadline of Mach 31, 2021: The award is presented to an Organization in Engineers' Council that have been vital to the Ohio State Community during the Covid-19 pandemic. This award is to honor the incredible contributions this organization has made to keep our community healthy (mentally, physically, and emotionally) during this challenging time. This award has a special link to apply: click here.


  • Outstanding Advisor Award

***Later deadline of March 31, 2021: Recognizes and honors the efforts of the student organization advisor for their leadership, guidance, and support of the organization. Link to apply: click here


  • Outstanding Partnership with Industry Award

Recognizes the organization that demonstrates a deep, multifaceted partnership with a corporation or non-profit entity.


  • Outstanding Community or University Service Award

Recognizes the organization that best demonstrates dedicated leadership and service to the university or community and whose membership has made service an integral part of their college experience. ​


  • Distinctive Image Award

The organization that demonstrates significant presence on and attention from traditional and social media outlets.


  • Diversity and Inclusion Enhancement Award

Recognizes the organization that has demonstrated or had a significant impact advancing and inclusion through their membership and activities in the college, university, and community. 


  • Outstanding Outreach with K-12 Award

Recognizes the organization that creates and implements the most innovative or impactful engineering activity in K-12.


  • Outstanding Student Organization in the College of Engineering/Knowlton School of Architecture 

Recognizes the organization that demonstrates strength in multiple areas, serving as a positive force for the college and showing a commitment to academic excellence, leadership, diversity and inclusion, community service and professional development.