Up with the White & Gold

Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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From creating and building community and belonging to winning local and international competitions, our students lead the Tech community in identifying and trailblazing ways to create the next entrepreneur, innovator, social change agent, big dreamer, and much more. The annual Up with the White & Gold (UWWG) celebration (co-hosted by the Division of Student Life and SGA) honors the achievements, hard work, and dedication of student leaders and student organizations. The event highlights the significant role that student leadership and involvement play on campus.

The event also honors faculty and staff and the role they play in student organizations, with a portion of the program dedicated to honoring outstanding employees and their work. SGA also presents a host of awards including 10 Burdell's Best awards and the Danielle McDonald Award. These honors are designed to encourage student organizations to host or participate in programs that are beneficial in the areas of organizational enrichment, team building, networking, service, and collaboration. Organizations can earn points by participating in various events and activities in certain categories.


Want to see your organization represented at Up With the White & Gold 2021! Apply for the Burdell's Best Awards!


2021 UWWG Update

This year Up With the White & Gold will be conducted in a hybrid format! We will be offering departments and organizations the opportunity to join us in-person for a socially-distant awards reception on 3/31 in the Gordy Room. At the reception, we will be passing out awards and recording the snippets ceremony for a "live" event that will take place on 4/5. Don't worry, if you organization is selected to receive an award, you will be notified prior to the event and there will time-slots available to record the in-person component of the event! If your organization wins an award, you will not be required to receive it in person.

 2021 Burdell's Best Awards

Organization of the Year
Student Leader of the Year
Advisor of the Year
Emerging Excellence Award
Community Champion 
Diversity & Inclusion Award
Leadership Development Award
Innovation in Adversity Award

To view the list of awards and their descriptions, please click here.



Congratulations to our 2020 Up With the White & Gold Award Winners! Check back for our 2021 Winners! 


Center for Student Engagement 



Leadership Education and Development


New Student & Transition Programs


Women's Resource Center


ANAK Society


Society of Women Engineers

Student Alumni Association


Student Foundation


Student Government Association