Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond? Is there an event that has been particularly impactful? The Leadership Awards give you the opportunity to honor the exemplary efforts of the people and organizations that make up Student Life at UMSL. Nominations are accepted during the spring semester and the Leadership Awards Banquet is held in April.

Read the descriptions below for more information about individual, organizational, and program-specific awards.

Individual Awards

Student Leader of the Year Award: This award goes to a student who has provided outstanding service both to UMSL and the community.

Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year Award: This award goes to an individual faculty or staff member who has displayed an exemplary level of dedication and commitment to the organization he or she advised.

Rising Leader Award: This award goes to a first-year or transfer student who has shown tremendous growth over the past year.

Greek Student Leader of the Year Award: This award goes to a student affiliated with a Greek-letter organization who has made significant contributions to the UMSL community.

Outstanding Service to the Community Award: This award goes to a student who exemplifies a character of service and giving.

Student Advocate Award: This award goes to a student who boldly speaks out in support of a cause affecting UMSL and the community.

Organization & Program Awards

Organization of the Year Award: This award goes to a student organization that has made outstanding contributions to student involvement and positively impacted the campus community.

Best Overall Program Award:  This award goes to a organization that conceives, plans, and implements an outstanding program that demonstrates collaboration, diversity, leadership, and relevance to important issues for students.

New Organization of the Year Award: This award goes to a student organization that has made great strides to establish itself on campus in its first year.

Most Innovative Program Award: This award goes to an organization that has planned and executed a program that exhibits creativity and originality.

Best Cultural Awareness Program Award: This award goes to a student organization that creates and executes a program which promotes the recognition and understanding of multiculturalism and diversity issues.

Best Sustained Program Award: This award goes to a program that has maintained its value to the community for at least two years.

Best Campus Community Building Program Award: This award goes to an organization that plans and implements a program that makes great strides toward unifying UMSL’s campus.