How do I receive an application?

Register now to receive a Prevention Excellence Award application. All registrations must be received by October 1, 2010. register

What style guidelines should I follow when creating my application?

Applications are a  fillable form. Open the form in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx versions only). You can type in fields that show a gray box. Once you have filled out all sections of the form, please save the form with the following name:

  • For Colleges and Universities: PEA_[INSTITUTION NAME]
  • For Greek Organizations: PEA_[GREEK ORGANIZATION]

Important Dates

Dec. 3, 2010 - Completed applications due
Jan. 21, 2011 - Finalists notified

How should I submit my application?

Please email completed application packets, including supplemental materials to If you have any questions regarding how to submit any of the required documents, including supplemental materials, electronically, please contact Megan Palame at and we will be happy to assist you.

Do not fax or mail any of your materials to Outside The Classroom as they will not be accepted.

How will my application be scored?

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of peer institutions and qualified prevention experts selected by Outside The Classroom. Submissions will be judged on how well an application follows the Evaluation Criteria.

While grammar and punctuation are not part of the official criteria, it may influence the reviewers' overall impression of the application. We highly recommend your application be reviewed by a second party prior to submission.

How will I know if my submission was selected as a finalist?

Outside The Classroom will contact all finalists by email or by phone, after an initial review process. To select the highest honors recipients, the finalists will undergo a one-hour phone interview. Finalists will be invited to attend the Prevention Excellence Reception at the 2011 NASPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, where the Highest Honors recipients will be announced.

What do Prevention Excellence Award finalists receive?

Learn about what you could receive. learn more


If you have any questions regarding the Prevention Excellence Awards, please contact Kimberley Timpf at