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Student Leadership and Community Engagement Awards

The purpose of the Student Leadership and Community Engagement Awards is to recognize the distinguished undergraduate, graduate students, student organizations, faculty, and staff for their promotion of leadership, community, and quality of student life at Mills College. This space serves to highlight leadership through the practice of community, solidarity, and social justice. You can find a list of last year’s award recipients here.

Any Mills College student, faculty, or staff member may nominate a Mills College student, faculty member, or staff member for the Student Leadership and Community Engagement Awards. Please review the criteria and eligibility below for more information. To submit a nomination, complete the online nomination form during the nomination period. Nominations will be accepted online. Nominations will not be accepted after 9:00 am on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Please click here to submit your nomination. Late submissions will not be considered. Selections will be made by a committee of students, staff, and faculty and announced at the Student Leadership and Community Engagement Awards Ceremony 7:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, April 18 in the Student Union.

The Student Leadership and Community Engagement Awards are given to current Mills College students, faculty, and staff who have had an extraordinary and positive impact on the College community, including achievements within the College at large and the larger community. Successful nominations should demonstrate that the individual or organization has made a significant and positive contribution to the College in one or more of the following ways:

  • Building community
  • Enhancing wellness
  • Promoting social justice and advocacy
  • Demonstrating civic responsibility
  • Actively volunteering
  • Creating innovative and new projects or activities
  • Innovating and enhancing existing College programs or services
  • Exhibiting outstanding leadership with an organization or project

The following are eligibility requirements that must be met by each nominee.

  • Student nominees must be in good academic standing.
  • Student nominees must be registered during the semester the award will be given, or have graduated the previous December.
  • Nominations should be based on achievements that date from March of the previous year; for the 2019 awards, nominations should be based on achievements between April 2018 and April 2019, unless otherwise noted.
  • Nominated organizations must be currently registered with the Office of Student Activities or with an academic department.
  • Typically, work done as part of a compensated role is not considered, however extra-ordinary achievement by a student who goes above and beyond the normal expectations of work will be considered. Please indicate in your nomination if this is the case.
  • Current Mills College faculty, staff, and students are eligible to nominate a student for the Student Leadership and Community Engagement Awards. Self-nominations are also accepted.


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Last Updated: 2/15/19