Outstanding Student Section Award
Co-sponsored by American Society of Safety Engineers and Mine Safety Appliances Company
The Outstanding Student Section Award recognizes and encourages the activities of established ASSE Student Section and honors the Section making the most significant contributions toward the advancement of excellence in safety education and research.
A $6,000 award and plaque is presented by Mine Safety Appliances Co. to the school in honor of the selected Student Section.
Student Sections who meet the Annual Minimum Criteria, but do not win the Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award will receive $500.00 from the American Society of Safety Engineers. These awards are sponsored by ASSE for all the hard work that our student sections do!
Annual Minimum Requirements
|Student Section publishes a newsletter at least 4 times during the academic year.|
|Student Section sends at least one representative to a minimum of 2 parent-chapter General Membership or Executive Committee meetings per year.|
|Student Section conducts at least 6 meetings per year, with 4 being of technical content.|
|Student Section Bylaws are reviewed annually and have been revised (as needed) and re-approved within the last 2 years.|
|Student Section cooperates with the Faculty Advisor on all matters.|
Note: All Student Sections applying for the Outstanding Student Section Award must meet all of the minimum criteria in order to continue into national competition. Student Sections that are deficient in any of the above will not be eligible.
The following criteria will be used in the evaluation of applications for the award. New ideas, concepts, methods in campus activities, continuing education and research that enhances Section service will be rated highly.
Student Section Sponsored Research and Application
Community and Professional Enhancement
Student Section Participation
*Outstanding Student Sections are not required to engage with the ASSE Foundation. Our aim is to gather information on how student sections interact with, and give back to, the Foundation, as this criterion will possibly be considered as a minimum requirement for future OSSA Awards.
For more information on Judging Criteria download the Overview of OSSA.
2014 OSSA Application
Applications for the 2014 - 2015 Outstanding Student Section Award will be accepted in Spring 2015.
ASSE Contact Information
Chapter/Student Services staff
ASSE Customer Service
Examples of Winning Applications
- 2013 - 2014 OSSA Winner - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- 2012 - 2013 OSSA Winner - Central Washington University
- 2011 - 2012 OSSA Winner - Western Carolina University
- 2010 - 2011 OSSA Winner - Western Carolina University
- 2009 - 2010 OSSA Winner - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- 2008 - 2009 OSSA Winner - Oakland University
- 2007 - 2008 OSSA Winner - Murray State University