Student Chapter Awards and Recognition

Student chapter awards and recognition recognize those that succeed in fulfilling SPE’s mission by serving local members. The awards honor exemplary efforts in industry engagement, operations and planning, community and social outreach, and more.

2021 Presidential Award - Outstanding Student Chapter Logo Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter

The Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter is the highest honor a student chapter can receive. It recognizes the top 5 percent of student chapters that are exemplary in the scoring categories. The awards are presented during the Student Awards Luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.


2021 Student Chapter Excellence Award

Student Chapter Excellence Award

The Student Chapter Excellence Award is the second-highest student chapters can receive. It recognizes the next 20 percent of eligible student chapters that have accomplished an admirable level of success. A certificate is emailed to all designated student chapters.

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Eligibility and Judging

All eligible student chapters that submit an annual report by 1 April are eligible for consideration.

Each student chapter will demonstrate a different level of activity in the scoring categories below - depending on initiative, size, and resources. To normalize the varying sizes, student chapters are divided into four even size groups according to the student chapter's total paid membership as of 31 December. The size groups are Small, Medium, Large, and Mega.

Judging is completed by a committee of members sourced from SPE's volunteer opportunities.

Scoring Details

Categories Weight
1. Industry Engagement 30%
2. Operations and planning 30%
3. Community involvement 15%
4. Professional development 10%
5. Innovation 15%


Regional Student Chapter Recognition

Beginning in 2022, Regional Student Chapter Recognition aims to spotlight those doing excellent work within their SPE regions but not achieving a global Presidential or Excellence Award. The program recognizes those that are innovative, have a particularly noteworthy program, or are making great progress. 

Regional Directors establish the selection process for their respective region(s). The regional winners should not exceed 25% of all student chapters not achieving a global award that year. A certificate is emailed to all recognized student chapters.