INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award Selection Process

Each year active student chapters must turn in an INFORMS Annual Student Chapter Activity Report within 31 days of the end of the calendar year. In this report, students document the following activities:

  • Newsletter/Communications
  • Website
  • Listserve and directories
  • Elections: current/incoming officers
  • Meetings (Send brochure when applicable)

Each report turned in by the deadline will be evaluated by and given a score between 1 and 5 (5 being the best) for each of the following categories:

  • Newsletter/Communications, Website, and Listserves
  • Meetings – Informational Content
  • Meetings – Networking/Social Involvement
  • Special Events and Initiatives

The chapters in the top three categories will be awarded classifications with the prizes at the Chapters/Fora Breakfast of the next national meeting:

  • Cum laude – 3rd highest category – Certificate
  • Magna cum laude – 2nd highest category – Plaque
  • Summa cum laude – highest category – Plaque

The final approval of the awards will be made by the Chapter/Fora committee.

It is expected that no more than 40% of the chapters filing activity reports will receive an award.