Student Leadership Award

Student Leadership Awardees are honored at the Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation Reception.

Student Leadership Award Information

The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 12th, 2020 at 11:59pm. Check the How to Apply tab below!

Graduating undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible students for this award.

To be eligible, a student must graduate in the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020).

Criteria for Selection:

Student leaders serve as officers in student organizations or social groups.  We recognize the importance of acknowledging those who often work behind the scenes.  Student leaders are:

Visionary - understanding the “larger issues” and by demonstrating the ability to articulate their vision, inspiring their peers to action
Initiators - seeking out and accept positions of responsibility in groups and organizations, performing tasks with dedication and diligence
Influential - exhibiting the ability to influence others with sound reason, judgment, and good will with respect to sociopolitical and other issues that affect student life at the University
Dedicated - volunteering to accept additional tasks, not for reasons of self-interest, but because they believe doing so will help achieve the goals of the group

Please nominate one student if submitting nomination on behalf a department, office, or student organization.

After identifying the student, you will be requested to provide details how your student has demonstrated contributions to diversity, inclusion and leadership at the university and/or surrounding community (300-500 words) and identify organizations and leadership positions your nominee has been involved in.


Sarah Lambert
Academic Coach, Center for Diversity & Enrichment
2750 University Capitol Centre
200 S Capitol St
Iowa City, IA 52242