Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

GALA | Nomination Guidelines

These are the guidelines and processes when nominating your fellow student leaders for awards. 


Any Registered Student Organization (RSO) of the University of Washington, Seattle who has completed the Kelly ECC Affiliation process is eligible to be nominated.

Nominees may come from any RSO member, RSO executive team, professional support staff, alumni, or faculty who work consistently with these RSO’s.

Staff, faculty, alumni, and students of the campus community are encouraged to nominate University of Washington Kelly ECC affiliated RSO’s and individual student leaders in the different award categories.

The Nomination Process

Consider nominating an RSO whose members have contributed in a significant way towards the achievement of the Kelly ECC’s mission of “Building and Cultivating a Home Away from Home“. 

Tips for Writing Your Nominations

  • Give specific examples of what your nominee has done that meets the award criteria.
  • We encourage you to work jointly with your fellow student leaders or organizational members to nominate an individual or RSO.
  • No nominee is expected to fulfill all criteria.

Recipient Selection

For the 2020-2021 school year, $50 will be awarded to ALL organizations nominated and making it to the public vote. All final RSO winners will receive $250 in funds for their organization. All funds can be available at the start of Fall 2021. Restrictions to the use of funding will apply. More information on that will be sent via email to the winners. For more details on the criteria, visit here.

Acknowledging Award Recipients 

The recipient(s) of each award will be announced and honored at the Kelly ECC Awards Gala on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Organizational award recipient(s) in each award category will receive an honorary statuette as well as a monetary award ($250) to be utilized the following academic year. For guidelines concerning the Gala Award Funding and its use, please contact our Kelly ECC Leadership Team at

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for 2021 are currently open and will close on May 5th. 

To access the RSO Nomination for click here:

To access the Individual Student Leader Nomination for click here:

Voting Deadline

The final selected organizations being considered for public voting will be revealed on May 6th at Community Bond Night. Voting will take place on ECC’s Instagram stories May 10th-14th.

For More Information

Please email ECC Advising ( or ECC Leadership Programs (