Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, STRSSA has elected to award the following:

The STRSSA Teacher of the Year Award for excellence in teaching, mentoring, advisement, and other areas of academic growth for students.

The STRSSA Student Academic Service Award for excellence in in contributing to the academic community by means of, but not limited to: Publishing papers in peer reviewed journals, delivering papers at academic conferences, organizing panels for academic conferences, hosting panels at academic conferences, and other service to publishing, conferences, or other valid academic community endeavors.