The 53rd Annual Outstanding Student Recognition Program and
Honoring the Top 100 Outstanding students of 2013-2014.
Each year the Butler University Alumni Association takes great
pride in acknowledging, through the Outstanding Student Recognition
Program, the talent and dedication of Butler students. This program
is conducted in the name of more than 45,000 alumni who contribute
to the continuing progress of their alma mater.
Since 1961, the program has honored those students who, through
campus leadership, community involvement and academic performance
are great assets to our University. The students honored each year
continue the tradition of dedication and service to Butler. They
reflect outstanding character, scholarship, engaged citizenship,
leadership and commitment to fostering diversity.
The Outstanding Student Recognition Program seeks those who give
unselfishly of themselves, who are highly regarded by the entire
university community, and who, as future alumni, may take
satisfaction in their contribution and service to Butler
The selection process is administered by the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni and Parent
Programs. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to
nominate qualified full-time, undergraduate, junior or senior class
students for this honor. Pharmacy and Physician Assistant students
are only eligible in their 3rd and 4th years (P1, P2, PA1 and
New for the 2013-2014 academic year:
In order to be considered a Top 100 student at Butler
University, students may not be on conduct probation during the
application process or to the announcement for Top 100 and Top 10.
Additionally, students who have been found responsible for an
academic integrity violation will not be eligible for the award.
Top 100 applicants, by virtue of submitting an application, agree
to a student conduct check facilitated by the Office of Student
Affairs and know they will be excused from consideration should
either conduct probation or academic integrity violations
View the Top 100 Application
Information Session Presentation for further details about the
In collaboration with many faculty members and the student body,
the 2013-2014 selection process is as follows:
Part I: Nomination
A student must be nominated by a faculty, staff, or fellow
student for the 2013-2014 award. Students cannot nominate
themselves. Nominations will open in early September, and the
deadline for nominations is October 1, 2013.
Part II: Application
After a student is nominated, an email is sent to that student
inviting them to complete the online application form. "Top 100
Application 101" sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, October 2,
and Thursday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m. in PB204 to further
explain the application process. Applicants may attend either
session. While attendance at the session is not mandatory,
students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Top 100
process. Students may not view the application form of another
student. The deadline for completing the application is 11:59 p.m.,
October 27, 2013.
Part III: Selection of the Top 100
The Top 100 students are determined by the Top 100 Selection
Committee composed of representatives of each of the six colleges,
athletics, student affairs, academic affairs, and alumni. Each
candidate will be judged against the core values of the program on
a numeric scale. At the end of the judging period, all scores will
be tabulated, and the Top 100 students will be selected. Those in
the Top 100 will be notified by email.
Part IV: Selection of the Top 10 Men and 10 Women
Upon selection to the Top 100, the students are invited to
electronically request a faculty, staff, or other individual to
write a recommendation on their behalf. Students are limited to
three recommendations. It is suggested two recommendations be from
a faculty or staff member. Honored students are able to see the
names of those who have written recommendations, but do not have
access to view the recommendations. The deadline for submitting
recommendations is January 26, 2014. Members of the Top 10
Selection Committee are asked not to write recommendations. The
recommendations are provided to this committee for review. Only
members of this committee are permitted to view the
recommendations. This committee determines the Top 10 Men and 10
Women, which are announced during the Outstanding
Student Banquet on April 4, 2014. In the event of a tie for
the Top 10, the Top 100 ranking will determine final inclusion in
the Top 10.
The deadline for Part I is October 1, 2013.
The deadline for Part II is October 27, 2013.
The Top 100 Students are announced at the conclusion of Part
III, in early December 2013.
The deadline for Part IV is January 26, 2014.