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Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Net Impact Central is proud of our community and annually awards Chapters who have gone above and beyond. With only about 30% of Chapters achieving Gold Status, we are excited about the combined impact we can make as we strive to do more together! Our top Chapters compete for Chapter of the Year. We applaud our top Chapters for helping us make Net Impact a stronger community.

Gold Status

Gold status recognizes Chapters that go above and beyond in providing their members with opportunities to make an impact in their community, learn and grow as individuals, and engage with the larger Net Impact community. Gold Chapters earn recognition on Net Impact’s website, a special logo recognizing the Chapter’s accomplishments, and consideration for Net Impact Chapter of the Year.

Our Chapters continue to demonstrate resilience and impact through challenging times, and we hope to be able to structure Gold Status in a way that’s accessible to all Chapters and in a way that encourages Chapters to take advantage of opportunities and resources. 

For a list of current Net Impact Gold Status Chapters, visit this page on our website.

Details for Gold Status for 2021-22

To achieve Gold status, Chapters must fulfill all Net Impact requirements and earn 1000 points from the list of options below for activity from July 2022 - June 2023:

Develop a Strong Leadership Team

  • Have one Chapter Leader attend each day of our 2022 Chapter Leader Summit from October 15 - 16, 2022. Each leader that attends will receive 50 Gold Status Points for attending one day, and 125 Gold Status Points for attending both days. For example, if three Chapter Leaders attend both days of the summit, your Chapter will receive 375 Gold Status Points
  • Have a chapter advisor with an active email address registered within Net Impact’s system on February 1, 2023 (student Chapters only) - 150 points
    • Professional Chapters will be given a 100 point credit since this is not applicable to them
    • If you’re uncertain about whether your Chapter has this information updated within Net Impact’s system, email
  • Have at least 4 of your Chapter’s leadership team members with an active email address in Net Impact’s system on February 1, 2023. - 150 points
    • If you’re uncertain about whether your Chapter has this information updated within Net Impact’s system, email


Participate in Net Impact Programs, Events, and Community

  • Put on your own events and projects - 100 points per event/project (points will be counted through information your Chapter Provides in Annual Chapter Reporting)
  • Attend Net Impact Virtual Events  - 25 points per Chapter member per event attended (NI Central will track your your Chapter's event attendance)
  • Participate in a Net Impact Central Program - 200 points per program (NI Central will track your Chapter's program participation)
  • Submit your annual plan - 200 points (email a copy to either by October 15, 2022 or February 1, 2023)
  • Collaborate with another Chapter - 100 points (you must submit Chapter collaboration through Annual Chapter Reporting)

Bonus point opportunities:

  • Implement an event or program using the Chapter’s Learning Guide to Plastics - 100 points per event/program (email - further instructions to get points is in the guide)


Share with the Community

  • Share your Chapters’ experience to be featured on the Net Impact Blog, Social Media, or other Net Impact communication channels - 50 points per opportunity (submit stories here)
  • Be active on the Chapter Leader Slack Community - 50 points per leader (you must post at least four times a year to receive points - NI Central will track activity)


Chapters of the Year

Chapters of the Year exemplify dedication to Net Impact’s mission by inspiring their local community to make a positive difference in the world through dynamic events, programming, and partnerships in five categories: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, International Student, and International Professional. These chapters succeed by accomplishing ambitious goals and facilitating a profound impact across multiple environmental, economic, and social issues.

2022 Chapters of the Year

Note: 2022 Chapter of the Year winners are highlighted for the programs/events of their chapter from July 2020 to June 2021.

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
  • Graduate: University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management
  • Professional: Boston
  • International Student: Delhi University
  • International Professional: Bangkok, Thailand