The Graduate Student Service Awards recognize excellence of contribution to the community in a general framework of service. They will be adjudicated on the basis of three (3) criteria:
- Duration, length, and breadth of community service and/or outreach activities with communities;
- Leadership in community involvement; and
- Significance/impact of community work and/or leadership in non-academic community engagement.
Each criterion will be ranked on a scale of 1-5 (5 being high) and then added to determine the total rank for the nominee.