Student Leadership Awards Nominations

Students are invited to nominate their peers for Student Leadership Awards, which are presented to students that have distinguished themselves through their leadership and service on campus.

March 01, 2021

The School of General Studies Student Leadership Awards are given to individuals that have distinguished themselves with their dedication to leadership and service to the School of General Studies and/or the Columbia University community.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, March 11

Award Categories

For the awards below, please carefully consider any Postbac Premed or undergraduate student at GS that you have interacted with, and how this student has had an impact on our community.

Dean's Citation

Awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to outstanding leadership and service to the School of General Studies community throughout their academic tenure.

Spirit Award

Awarded to a select group of students who have made outstanding contributions through their dedication to leadership and service to the School of General Studies and the Columbia University community. The nominee does not need to be a senior.

Change Agent Award

Awarded to a select group of GS students who have made impactful contributions through their dedication to equity, inclusion, and social justice to the School of General Studies and the Columbia University Community.

Service Award

Awarded to students who have distinguished themselves this academic year with a dedication to service and leadership within the School of General Studies and/or the Columbia University community. The nominee does not need to be a senior.

Honorary Owl Award

Awarded to a student at a Columbia school (not GS) who has made a contribution to the School of General Studies community through their leadership and service this academic year.

For this award, please carefully consider any undergraduate student in Barnard College, Columbia College, or the Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, as well as any graduate student at Columbia. The nominee does not need to be a senior.

Nomination Form