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Medal of Hope

Medal of Hope

Medal of Hope
Medal of Hope
Recipients of the Medal of Hope are students who have demonstrated a commitment to their personal development as a student leader at Texas State University by participating in a comprehensive set of activities designed by the Leadership Institute/Dean of Students Office. The recipients of this recognition receive the “Medal of Hope” the semester they graduate. These student leaders represent “The Hope” we have in the next generation of Bobcat Leaders and our confidence on the impact that they will have in their communities after graduation. Any Texas State student can participate in reaching this goal. 

 

Deadline for December 2017 graduates to apply: December 1, 2017

Deadline for May 2018 graduates to apply: April 20, 2018

Medal of Hope Criteria

In order to be considered as a recipient for the Medal of Hope students must complete and submit the following:
  • Application
  • Co-Curricular Transcript - Obtained through iCAT
  • Letter of Support from a Texas State full-time Faculty or Staff member (excluding Dean of Students staff)
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Completion of Medal of Hope involvement grid (see below)
Applications will only be considered for students graduating at the upcoming graduation ceremony. Medals will be distributed 1-2 weeks prior to graduation. Selections will be made by Leadership Institute and Dean of Students staff. All applicants will be evaluated using the following Medal of Hope Involvement Grid. Please note that involvement is not limited to this grid nor do all student applicants have to participate in every program or service listed.

Category/Event

Points/Event (Max)

Leadership Institute Involvement

60 Pts Required

Leadership Institute Annual Conference

10(20)

Leadership Institute special projects

5(10)

Texas State Leadership Capstone Program

10(10

Leadership Workshop Series

5(15)

Leadership Film Series

5(10)

Student Leadership Board Member

5(5)

Pathfinder: Emerging Leaders Program

10(10)

LeaderShape® - Texas State

10(10)

Attend state/national leadership conference

5(5)

Attend LBJ Presidential Library and Museum Trip

5(5)

Immersion Experience

10(10)

Texas State Involvement

20 Pts. Required

Hold an officer position in a student organization

5

Distinguished student awards

5

Serve on university/division committee

5

Minor in Leadership Studies

5

Ally of Texas State

5

Equality University

5

Student Government Officer/Senator

5

Other (as approved by the DOS staff)

5

Service

20 Pts. Required

Complete 30 service hours on campus or in the community

15

Complete 20 service hours with the Leadership Institute

5

 

Have questions about your eligibility or need help identifying ways to get points? Contact the Leadership Institute!

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