Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

The Annual Awards Gala is an opportunity for the extended ECC family to recognize our affiliated student organizations and student leaders who are active members of our Kelly ECC community and the broader UW community through activism, leadership, philanthropy, community service, and outreach. We also celebrate members of our community who are graduating and toast to the completion of a successful academic year.

Join us for the 19th Annual Awards Gala on May 19, 5 – 7 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Suite. Our theme “Through the Decades” pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the ECC and celebrates 50 years of exceptional student leadership. Come dressed in the fashions of a different decade – whether that’s a 20s flapper dress, 70s disco wear, 90s/Y2K fashion, or even what you think people will be wearing 50 years in the future! We will have music, catered dinner, mingling, and goody bags.

RSVP is closed!

2021-2022 Award Nominees

Read more about the RSOs nominated for awards this year 2021-2022.




Awards Criteria

Group Awards

  • Commitment to Community
  • Outstanding Collaboration & Participation
  • Most Impactful Programming
  • Breakout Organization
  • Organization of the Year

Individual Student Leader Awards

  • Leadership Award
  • Branching Out Award 
  • Activism Award

Awards Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions

For Spring 2022, our 19th annual Awards Gala will be back in person for the first time in 3 years! Voting for awards will happen online, and we will announce the winners at the Gala, happening at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on May 19, 5-7pm. Check out the FAQ for more information!



Past Award Recipients

These are the recent recipients of the Kelly ECC Awards in the past few years. These Organizations and Individual leaders have made exceptional efforts toward supporting the mission of the Kelly ECC.


Past Recipients