Notre Dame College Senior Named National Student Conduct Undergraduate of Year

A Notre Dame College senior has been named the national student of the year by the premier higher education professional organization for student responsibility and accountability.

Malik Grove, a business administration major with a minor in accounting and financial services management, has been selected as the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) Undergraduate Student of the Year for 2018. Grove, who serves as vice president of responsibility for the College’s Undergraduate Student Government and an intern with the Cleveland Leadership Center, will receive the honor at the ASCA’s national conference Feb. 21-24 in Jacksonville, Fla. Nominations for the award were open to all 1,000 ASCA institutions nationwide.

In his position with Undergraduate Student Government at Notre Dame, which he has held since December 2015, Grove helps administer the College’s student handbook and related codes of conduct. He oversees internal affairs and business related to the personnel, attendance, obligation, participation and behavior of student government members. 

Grove also served a year as a resident assistant, working as a positive role model, proactive advocate and professional resource in support of students living in campus residence halls.

With a cumulative 3.7 grade-point average and two-sport star at Notre Dame, Grove served as a spotlight speaker at the College’s Founders Week Kick-off Program in fall 2017, modeling personal, professional and global responsibility in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame for students new to the campus community.

A three-year starting quarterback for the Notre Dame Falcon football team, Grove is a three-time all-conference player, setting the NCAA Division II record for best interception ratio (1.29 percent) with 13 interceptions in 1,008 pass attempts. He is the only player in the Mountain East Conference to rank in the top 10 in passing (fifth) and rushing (sixth). He set the conference record for career touchdowns with 103. Grove holds the Notre Dame records for career pass efficiency (145.5), yards per pass (7.6) and yards per completion (12.8). He ends his College football career third in total rushing yards with 2,198 and second in passing yards with 7,647.

He also is a member of the College bowling team and was named an Academic All-American during the 2017 season.

Through his internship with the Cleveland Leadership Center, Grove is aiding the organization in providing collaborative training, offering civic education and creating multi-generational connections to empower leaders to identify issues and to position them to become agents of change in their communities.

In addition to his academic achievement, service on and off campus and 30-hour per week training, travel, practice and competition schedule as a student-athlete, Grove previously was employed with Cutco Cutlery, seeking and developing customers to buy exclusive products, and has worked at Express Clothing Store as a sales associate.

The ASCA Undergraduate Student of the Year Award recognizes an undergraduate student who has greatly contributed to his or her institution and demonstrates excellence based on the organization’s core ideals, competencies and values of advocacy, community, diversity and inclusion, education, integrity and leadership.

Founded in 1987 the ASCA, formerly the Association for Student Judicial Affairs, has nearly 3,000 members nationwide. The organization's network of qualified professionals is dedicated to cultivating student responsibility and accountability through prevention education, investigation and adjudication and in conflict resolution, law and public policy related to student conduct administration. The association supports higher education professionals by providing educational materials and resources, intentional professional development opportunities and a network of colleagues to facilitate best practices of student conduct administration and conflict resolution on college and university campuses.

ASCA participants are trained and equipped to uphold the integrity of student conduct processes, with the intent of building safer educational communities and positively impacting the higher education experience. The association also attracts members who work as Title IX administrators in the United States.

January 2017


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