Campus Leadership Awards

Students make significant and lasting impacts on Brown.  Each year, various offices solicit nominations for awards to recognize the efforts of students. This coordinated listing of leadership awards is provided for your convenience.

Student Activities Office Leadership Awards

The Student Activities Office Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments of student leadership in the context of recognized student organizations. Student leaders, advisors, organizations and events may be nominated.  The awards include:  Event of the Year, Co-curricular Program of the Year, Student Organization of the Year, Exceptional Student Leader, Exceptional New Leader or Group, Collaborative Effort, Community Action, Advisor of the Year.

Nominations throughout the year and the selection committee meets each April to choose recipients.

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Susan Pilch Friedman ’77, P’08 Excellence Award in Women’s Leadership

Established in 2015 by a group of Brown alumnae and parents, in honor and celebration of Susan Friedman’s tireless efforts in the area of women’s leadership, the Award seeks to recognize a senior woman who best exemplifies the outstanding leadership that Susan seeks to promote.

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Joslin Awards for Student Leadership and Involvement

Given each year by the Division of Campus Life and Student Services, the Joslin Awards recognize no more than ten graduating seniors who have made significant contributions to the University through their leadership and service.

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Brown Center for Students of Color Leadership Awards

Each year, the BCSC accepts nominations to recognize student leaders for the Rising Star Award, Collaboration Award and Senior Leadership Award.  

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The Rising Star Award is given to a first-year who has demonstrated notable initiative in engaging with projects and programs that promote social justice among communities of color at Brown.

The Collaboration Award is given to sophomore or junior who has modeled collaboration and allyship by bridging the work of the Brown Center for Students of Color with different individuals, departments, or organizations on or off campus.

The Senior Leadership Award is given to two graduating seniors who have exhibited exceptional leadership and commitment to the mission of the Brown Center for Students of Color by making lasting contributions to communities of color on campus.

Interfaith Student Leadership Awards

The Interfaith Leadership Award honors a graduating senior who has demonstrated interfaith leadership both on campus and beyond.

The Levi Adams Citation honors a senior in the College for distinction and service in the leadership of a campus based religious organization, project, or initiative. The President James Manning Medal is awarded to a graduating student whose pursuit of excellence in the study and practice of religion is exemplary.

 Nominations are solicited each spring by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life. Click here for nomination instructions and additional information.

The Sarah Doyle Women's Center Leadership Award

This award recognizes a Sarah Doyle Women's Center student staffer who has demonstrated excellence in student leadership and has made significant contributions supporting issues of gender and intersectionality on campus.

LGBTQ Leadership Award

Each year, this Award is given by the LGBTQ Resource Center in recognition of a graduating senior (May or December) who has positively affected lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning life during her/his undergraduate years at Brown.

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Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance Community Contribution (A4) Award

Recognizes an Asian/Asian American Brown graduating senior who has made significant contributions to the quality of life for Asian/Asian American Brown students and/or has made significant contributions to the development of the Asian/Asian American community at Brown.

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Sponsored by A4, MAC, & Alumni Relations.

The Jin, Barker and Tow Prizes

The Derek Canfield Barker Prize recognizes Brown students who are completing their junior years who have shown qualities of leadership, who have triumphed over adversity, and who have worked to bring the Brown community together through community service.

The Yat K. Tow Prize recognizes an academically strong junior, graduating senior or graduate student who has completed community service and/or academic work in the area of international understanding. The Yat K. Tow Prize is coordinated by Academic Advising and Dean of the College.

The Jin Prize was established in honor of the late Dr. Yong-Son Jin, professor of Physics, and his wife, Mrs. Kyunghee Jin.  It recognizes an outstanding graduating senior who has a achieved superior academic performance and who has a strong commitment to service, broadly defined, to Brown or to the larger community.

These awards are coordinated by the Swearer Center.

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