Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Kelly ECC Annual Awards Gala

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.

You are invited to the 21st Annual ECC RSO Gala Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center in the Unity Suite! All RSO student leaders and members are welcome to attend. Please join us in community as we will have music, catered dinner, mingling, and time to recognize all the hard work and achievements our RSOs have done this past academic year!

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2023-2024 Award Nominees

Nominate an RSO or individual for the 2023-2024 awards below.

Nomination Form is now closed!

Nominee Descriptions

Awards Criteria

Group Awards

  • Commitment to Community and Service
  • 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

The Annual Gala Awards will be hosted in-person at the ECC Unity Suite. Nominations and voting will happen online and winners will be announced on Gala day. 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