Student Leader Awards

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.

Nominations for 2023 Student Leader Awards open January 17, 2023. We will announce award recepients in mid-May 2022.

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • 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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