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University Center & Student Activities

Student Leadership Awards

The University Center Student Leadership Awards seeks to acknowledge organizations, student leaders, and student organization advisers that model exemplary leadership and community involvement for American University.

The Student Leadership Awards recognize extraordinary leadership and service to the AU community thorough leadership, programming, community engagement, and co-curricular involvement excellence within the recognized student organization communities of:
-AU Club Council Student clubs
-AU Student Government
-AU Student Media
-Fraternity/Sorority Life
-Professional Greek Fraternities/Sororities

All Student Life Award Application Submission Instructions:

Deadline to submit Nominations: Monday, March 14th

1. Fill out nominations forms completely (below) and attach your print  media (pdf, or jpeg file) to the application submission (only typed forms will be accepted). Download a copy for a fillable pdf file.

2. Save file for your personal records.

3. email all completed nominations to Calvin


Student Organization Awards

The Student organization must:

Be a recognized student organization. Organizations of all sizes can apply for each award. (AUCC recognized clubs, Student Media groups, Fraternity, Sorority, Student Government, or Professional Greek Organizations)

Have gone above and beyond their organization mission to provide significant and programming or leadership that has impact on the campus community.  (Hosting spectacular programming, diversifying membership, building stronger organization communities, and/or leading positive change for the AU community.)


All submissions must include documentation that displays the impact or value for nominations:

Please submit a picture of the student organization board.

Please share a copy of an advertisement, flyer, or any documentation for evidence of organization impact.

Individual Student Leader Awards

For Individual Nominations

All enrolled AU students- undergraduate and graduate are eligible

Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50

Students must be in good judicial standing with the University

Students must make specific and significant contributions to student life during the past academic year through involvement in campus activities, academic initiatives, student governance, community service, leadership and their pursuits to support and empower their peers;

Candidates may be considered for significant one-time contributions, or for sustained involvement

Students must demonstrate leadership in the AU community through formal and informal leadership roles in organizations and activities that enhance life on campus