American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

NSSLHA Chapter Honors

NSSLHA Chapter Honors are awarded to local chapters that demonstrate a commitment to NSSLHA’s core values—philanthropy, community service, career awareness, advocacy and networking. Every NSSLHA chapter that engages in these activities will be rewarded with an honor.

One local chapter among all chapters that have reached the Gold status will be selected as the "Chapter of the Year." The recipient of the Chapter of the Year award receives:

  • A $500 stipend (contingent on the availability of funding)
  • A certificate of accomplishment

How to Nominate a Chapter

  • View the Chapter Honors Program [PDF] presentation for nomination requirements.
  • Complete the Chapter Honors Nomination Form throught the online application management system.
  • The deadline for this nomination is March 1. Nominations must be received in the national office by the deadline date or they will not be considered.
  • Nominations will ONLY be accepted electronically.
  • Upload the chapter or university logo, electronic photographs, videos, or links to social networking sites or websites to the application management system.

The Selection Process for Chapter Honors

Established March 2009

How is a local chapter nominated for Chapter Honors?

  • Only local chapters that have met the minimum qualifications (Bronze Standard) as defined by the Guidelines for NSSLHA Chapter Honors will be considered for a Chapter Honors.
  • Chapters that meet the Gold Standard as defined by the Guidelines for NSSLHA Chapter Honors are automatically considered for the Chapter of the Year Honors. The NSSLHA Executive Council will vote to determine the recipient of chapter of the year honors.

Who may nominate a local chapter for Chapter Honors?

  • Any member of the Executive Committee of the local chapter
  • The Chapter Advisor and/or Co-Advisor
  • A Regional Councilor

Process of Selection

The Call for Nominations period runs from January to March. Nominations are only accepted electronically and may include electronic photographs, videos, or links to social networking sites or websites to support the nomination.

Submissions are reviewed by the national office to confirm eligibility. Submissions are reviewed by the appropriate Regional Councilor and the NSSLHA Honors Committee. The Honors Committee recommends candidates for consideration by the Executive Council.

Nominee Requirements

  • Local chapters must be in good standing with the student association.
  • Local chapters must meet the minimum requirements (Bronze Standard) as defined by the Guidelines for NSSLHA Chapter Honors.

View a list of past recipients.

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