Annual Chapter Awards

The AIS Annual Student Chapter Awards honor the accomplishments of the best AIS student chapters worldwide. Submitting your chapter’s annual report automatically enters you to win any of the chapter awards. The awards will be presented at the Annual AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference. Awards are made based on the student chapter annual reports. 
Award categories
Student chapter of the year (one chapter)
Best new student chapter of the year (one chapter)
Distinguished student chapter (multiple recipients)
Outstanding student chapter (multiple recipients)
Student Chapter of the Year
The Student Chapter of the Year Award is the highest award given to a student chapter that has demonstrated an exceptional, well-rounded, and organized program.
Best New Chapter
The Best New Chapter Award is given to the best chapter founded (or restarted) 15 months or less before the report due date.
Distinguished Student Chapter
The Distinguished Chapter Award recognizes chapters that have excelled in most of the areas of emphasis: professional development, membership, careers in IS, community service, fundraising, and communications.
Outstanding Student Chapter
The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes deserving chapters that have done well in most of the areas of emphasis:  professional development, membership, careers in IS, community service, fundraising, and communications.
Individual Award Categories

Outstanding professional development (multiple recipients)
The outstanding professional development award will be given to a student chapter for excellence in
creating and offering professional development opportunities to their members.
Outstanding membership activities (multiple recipients)
The outstanding membership activities award will be given to a student chapter for excellence in recruiting members and in offering member services.
Outstanding “Careers in IS” (multiple recipients)
The outstanding “careers in information systems” award will be given to a student chapter that
successfully promotes the study or practice of information systems to high school students, or current
students in their home institution, or worldwide.
Outstanding community service (multiple recipients)
The outstanding community service award will be given to a student chapter that has made a major
contribution to their local community.
Outstanding fundraising (multiple recipients)
The outstanding fundraising award will be given to a student chapter that has created successful and
sustainable funding strategies for their chapter.
Outstanding communications (multiple recipients)
The outstanding communications award will be given to a student chapter for excellence in
communicating with their stakeholders using websites, meetings, email, and other media.

Past Winners 

2020-2021



Student Chapter of the Year
Utah State University

Distinguished Chapter
Brigham Young University
Temple University
University of Georgia

Outstanding Chapter
Arizona State University
University of Montana

Best New Chapter
Auburn University


Outstanding Professional Development: University of Alabama, University of Minho
Outstanding Membership Activities: Florida International University, James Madison University
Outstanding Fundraising/Fiscal Responsibility: Duquesne University, Florida International University
Outstanding Communications:
Florida International University, James Madison University

2019-2020

Student Chapter of the Year
Temple University

Distinguished Chapter
Brigham Young University
Utah State University

Outstanding Chapter
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of Georgia

Best New Chapter
Middle Tennessee State University

Outstanding Professional Development: Arizona State University, Georgia State University and University of Montana
Outstanding Membership Activities: Clemson University, Creighton University and University of Illinois
Outstanding “Careers in IS”: University of Colorado, Denver
Outstanding Community Service: Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University
Outstanding Fundraising/Fiscal Responsibility: Duquesne University
Outstanding Communications: Clemson University and University of Colorado, Denver

2018-2019

Student Chapter of the Year
Utah State University

Distinguished Student Chapter
University of Georgia

Outstanding Student Chapters
University of Utah
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Outstanding Professional Development: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Utah and Utah State University
Outstanding Membership Activities: University of Georgia and the University of Utah
Outstanding Community Service:
University of Georgia, James Madison University
Outstanding Communication:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Georgia and Utah State University
Outstanding Advancing IS as a Profession:
University of Colorado, Denver and Utah State University
Outstanding Fiscal Responsibility:
University of Georgia

2017-2018

Student Chapter of the Year
Utah State University

Distinguished Student Chapters
University of Michigan – Dearborn
University of Colorado – Denver

Outstanding Student Chapters
University of Arkansas
University of Montana – Missoula

Best New Student Chapter of the Year
Central Connecticut State University


Outstanding Professional Development: 
Prince Sultan University
Outstanding Membership Activities: Florida International University, Indiana University Pennsylvania, Prince Sultan University, University of Texas at Dallas
Outstanding Community Service: University of Alabama, Prince Sultan University
Outstanding Communication: Indiana University Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, Prince Sultan University, Temple University, University of Alabama
Outstanding Advancing IS as a Profession: Universidade do Minho
Outstanding Fiscal Responsibility: Temple University, Prince Sultan University, Florida International University

2016-2017

Student Chapter of the Year

University of Alabama

Distinguished Student Chapters
University of Georgia
Brigham Young University

Outstanding Student Chapter
Arizona State University

Best New Student Chapter of the Year
Rotterdam School of Management


Outstanding Professional Development: 
Prince Sultan University, University of Montana, University of Southern Indiana, Northern Arizona University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Outstanding Membership Activities: University of Montana
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: University of Colorado Denver, Prince Sultan University, University of Arkansas
Outstanding Community Service: Prince Sultan University
Outstanding Fundraising: University of Gdansk, University of Southern Indiana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michigan State University

2015-2016

Student Chapter of the Year

University of Florida

Distinguished Student Chapters

University of Alabama
Brigham Young University
Arizona State University

Outstanding Student Chapter

University of Georgia
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Temple University

Best New Student Chapter of the Year

University of Gdansk


Outstanding Professional Development: 
Florida International University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, University of Michigan – Dearborn, University of Montana, University of Utah, Wayne State University
Outstanding Membership Activities: American University-Cairo, Florida International University, Georgia College & State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, University of Illinois Springfield, University of Michigan – Dearborn, University of Montana, University of Utah
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: Michigan State University, Prince Sultan University, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado Denver, University of Illinois Springfield
Outstanding Community Service: Prince Sultan University, University of Utah
Outstanding Fundraising: Northern Arizona University, University of Montana

2014-2015

Student Chapter of the Year

Brigham Young University

Distinguished Student Chapters

University of Alabama
Temple University
University of Montana

Outstanding Student Chapters

Indiana University Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
Villanova University

Best New Student Chapter of the Year

University of Utah


Outstanding Professional Development: 
Arizona State University, University of Florida
Outstanding Membership Activities: Arizona State University, Duquesne University, Prince Sultan University
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: Duquesne University, Michigan State University, St. Joseph’s University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Georgia, University of Texas at Dallas
Outstanding Community Service: American University – Cairo, Arizona State
Outstanding Communications: Prince Sultan University, University of Montana
Outstanding Fundraising: Duquesne University, University of Georgia

2013-2014

Student Chapter of the Year

University of Alabama

Distinguished Student Chapter
Brigham Young University
Temple University
University of Georgia

Outstanding Student Chapter

Arizona State University
University of Florida
University of Michigan- Dearborn

Best New Student Chapter of the Year

Michigan Sate University


Outstanding Professional Development: 
American University-Cairo, Indiana University – Bloomington, University of  Toronto, Villanova University
Outstanding Membership Activities: Illinois State University, St. Joseph’s University, American University in Cairo, University of Utah
Outstanding “Careers In IS”:  St. Joseph’s University, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Montana, Villanova University
Outstanding Community Service: Indiana University – Bloomington, University of Delaware, University of Montana
Outstanding Fundraising:  Indiana University – Bloomington, University of Montana, Utah State University
Outstanding Communications: Illinois State University, St. Joseph’s University, American University in Cairo, University of Colorado-Denver

2012-2013

Student Chapter of the Year
Temple University

Distinguished Student Chapter
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
Universirty of Michigan-Dearborn

Outstanding Student Chapter

Arizona State University
University of Delaware
Utah State University


Outstanding Professional Development: 
American University-Cairo, Indiana University – Bloomington, University of Memphis, University of North Texas, University of Texas – San Antonio, Wright State University
Outstanding Membership Activities: Indiana University – Bloomington, University of Memphis, Wright State University
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: University of Memphis, Illinois State University, McMaster University, University of Alabama – Birmingham, University of Florida
Outstanding Community Service: American University-Cairo, University of Memphis, University of Texas – San Antonio, Illinois State University, University of Alabama – Birmingham
Outstanding Fundraising: University of Memphis, University of Texas – San Antonio, Wright State University, McMaster University, University of Montana
Outstanding Communications: American University-Cairo, University of North Texas, University of Texas – San Antonio, Wright State University, Illinois State University, McMaster University

2011-2012

Student Chapter of the Year

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Distinguished Student Chapter
University of Alabama
University of Georgia

Outstanding Student Chapter

Temple University
Arizona State University
University of Montana
Utah State University

Outstanding Professional Development: Illinois State University, University of North Texas, University of Memphis, American University-Cairo, Indiana University – Bloomington, University of Florida
Outstanding Membership Activities:
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: University of Memphis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Alabama- Birmingham
Outstanding Community Service: Illinois State University, University of Memphis, American University-Cairo
Outstanding Fundraising: Brigham Young University

2010-2011

Student Chapter of the Year

University of Alabama

Distinguished Student Chapters

Arizona State University
Indiana University – Bloomington
University of Georgia

Outstanding Student Chapters

Temple University
University of Memphis
University of Technology, Jamaica

Best New Student Chapter of the Year

Utah State University

Student Chapter Certificate Recipients

Outstanding Professional Development: University of Montana, University of Colorado-Denver, Villanova University, Universidad do Minho, NUST-SEECS, American University-Cairo, University of Florida

Outstanding Membership Activities: McMaster University
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: University of Montana, University of Colorado-Denver, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, McMaster University
Outstanding Community Service: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Outstanding Fundraising: University of Montana, University of Colorado-Denver
Outstanding Communications: McMaster University, University of Florida

2009-2010

Chapter of the Year

University of Georgia

Distinguished Student Chapters

Arizona State University
Indiana University – Bloomington
University of Michigan – Dearborn

Outstanding Student Chapters

Brigham Young University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
The University of Alabama
University of Colorado – Denver

Student Chapter Certificate Recipients

Outstanding Professional Development: University of Memphis, Illinois State University, University of Florida
Outstanding Membership Activities: University of Memphis
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: University of Florida
Outstanding Community Service: University of Delaware
Outstanding Fundraising: University of Technology, Jamaica
Outstanding Communications: University of Florida, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar