Student Leadership Award Descriptions

Community Building Award

Recognizes programming that brings various constituents within the Cornell community together

Diverse Programming Award

Recognizes programming that enhances awareness and appreciation for differences on the Cornell campus. These programs also support the college's value of encouraging global understanding.

Engaged Citizenship Award

Recognizes an organization that has worked to broaden the perspective, and better inform the Cornell community regarding a specific topic or issue.

Innovative Programming

Recognizes the efforts of an organization to create and develop new and unique programming on campus.

Service Award

Recognizes exceptional work by an individual or organization in the area of service to the community.

Student Organization Leader

Recognizes an individual who acts as a leader to one or more organizations on campus; has fostered collaboration, creativity, and an appreciation for the dignity and worth of each individual within the organization

Executive Council

Recognizes an executive council that has had a positive impact within their own organization, as well as the Cornell community, through their service and participation.

Student Organization Advisor

Recognizes an advisor who has gone above and beyond in their collaboration with students as well as provided continued guidance and support to the organization

Greek Leader

Recognizes a member of the Greek community who has demonstrated outstanding leadership. This individual has fostered collaboration, creativity, and an appreciation for the dignity and worth of each individual within their organization

Emerging Leader

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership potential through significant contributions to their organization, team or staff group in their first year of membership. This person does not necessarily have to be a first year student

First Year Leader

Recognizes a student in their first year at Cornell who has taken the initiative to get involved on campus and has displayed creativity, an appreciation for the dignity and work of each individual, and willingness to collaborate

Unsung Heroes

Recognizes a person who has been the organizations' quiet advocate that continuously works to ensure the success of the organization without visible recognition

Student Organization of the Year

Recognizes an exceptional organization that has made significant contributions to the Cornell community. This organization has demonstrated intellectual curiosity, creativity, organizational growth, an understanding for their social responsibility and an appreciation for a diverse community