The Alfred H. Joslin Award

About the Joslin Award

The Joslin Award recognizes 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 2016 Awards

Nominations for 2016 recipients may be submitted by any member of the Brown community and will be due in early April 2016.

Nominees must be college seniors anticipated to graduate in May 2016 or December 2016.  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 late April or early May and at the Jin-Joslin-Joukowsky Award Ceremony on the Friday afternoon of Commencement and Reunion Weekend.

Past Joslin Award Recipients

2015 2014
1991 1990 1989
1988  1987  1986

We have provided lists of Joslin Award Recipients for years in which we have the information.  If you are a Joslin recipient from a year not listed above and have the program from your award ceremony, we would love to have a copy so that we may add the information.  Please send it to our office.