Student Leader Awards

What are the Student Leader Awards (SLA)?

Each Spring, the University and the College honor a select number of student leaders for their contributions to the campus community. Decisions will be based in part on the extent to which the student's contribution exceeds what is normally expected of an active participant.

Students can be honored for their contributions to any part of campus life, including: work with student organizations, intercollegiate athletics, house governments, orientation programs, community service, campus arts organizations, graduate activities, the Prospective Students Admissions Committee, etc. The Student Leader Awards Committee will accept nominations from students, staff, and faculty, including self-nominations, unless otherwise stipulated in the award description.

SLA Nomination Timeline

  • The SLA nomination portal will begin accepting nominations on January 16, 2024.
  • The nomination function on the portal closes on February 14, 2024.
  • Nominee supplemental material deadline is March 24, 2024. 
  • Award recipients will be notified on April 18, 2024
  • The award ceremony is on May 9, 2024.


  • Howell Murray Alumni Association Award
  • Jane Morton and Henry C. Murphy Award
  • Campus Life and Leadership Award
  • College Outstanding New Leader Award
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • Perry Herst Prize  
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Bridge Builder Award
  • R.I.S.E. Up Award
  • Unsung Hero Award 

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