The Alfred H. Joslin Award

The Joslin Awards recognize a small group of seniors who have contributed in a very significant way to the quality of student life at Brown. Award winners generally demonstrate a wide breadth of involvement during their campus years as well as substantial depth in one or more areas. Through their leadership and involvement they have not only enhanced their own liberal education, they have also provided services, programs and other opportunities for involvement to their peers, thus enhancing the learning environment for all students.

The Joslin Award is given in the name of Judge Alfred H. Joslin, a 1936 Brown graduate, a member of the Corporation from 1963-1985, and a member of the Board of Fellows. Because of this extraordinary service to the Brown community, his initial chairmanship of the Corporation Committee on Student Life, and his abiding concern for the interests and welfare of undergraduates, it is fitting that this award should be designated in his honor.

The Joslin Award is one of many awards recognizing student leadership offered by the University. Information about some of these other awards is available on the Student Activities Office website.

Nomination Process for May 2014 Awards

Joslin Award nominations may be submitted by any member of the Brown community and are DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014. Please complete the on-line nomination form.  If you encounter difficulties, please contact Laurinda Custodio at (401) 863-1800 or

Nominees must be college seniors anticipated to graduate in May 2014 or December 2014.  The process is highly selective; successful nominations should address the nominee’s character, involvement, and impact.

In the area of CHARACTER, the selection committee is interested not just in what a nominee has done, but the personal qualities and attributes that model the highest ideals of leadership, citizenship, and community. Please identify known INVOLVEMENTS, leadership positions, and noteworthy accomplishments in co-curricular activities (whether they be on or off campus). Please also address the nominee’s IMPACT on Brown (the student experience, community engagement, etc.). Aspects of impact that may aid in the committee’s evaluation include sustainability, breadth, or depth of their efforts.

Recipients will be honored at the Student Leadership Award Ceremony to be held in April and at the Jin-Joslin-Joukowsky Award Ceremony on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Joslin Award Recipients

2013 2012
2010 2009 2008
 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
1998 1997 1996
1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986