Individual Student Leadership Awards

Award Qualifications for ALL Undergraduate Student Awards: Candidates must be undergraduate students in good standing with the University.

The following awards may have more than one recipient each year. They may also remain unawarded if the Selection Committee determines that no suitable candidates have completed the application process.

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Boldness in Leadership Award

The nominee for this award reflects the values and bold life examples of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, the two women founders of the Marianist family, by exhibiting thoughtfulness, dependability, courage in the face of obstacles, and passion as they consider and pursue their vocation and life call as a leadervalues.

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Riley Award

The award provides recognition to a junior student who has   exercised sustained leadership through involvement with student initiatives, exemplifying the educational and service values of the University. The recipient of the Riley Award will also receive a financial award in the amount of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1300) ($650 per term for their senior year).

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Spirit of Community Award

The nominee for this award consistently engages others in a manner that acknowledges their dignity and personhood. They display leadership through their empowerment of others, their demeanor of caring and concern, and their ability to create or enhance a welcoming, familial atmosphere.
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Dedication and Commitment

The nominee for this award displays exceptional dedication and commitment to their values. In their leadership, they engage the minds and hearts of others, challenging and supporting them to actively reflect on their own values.

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Commuter Student Award

The nominee for this award has a demonstrated record of outstanding service, leadership and academic achievement on and off campus while navigating multiple aspects of their education. 
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Emerging Leader Award

The nominee for this award exemplifies leadership through service, academic excellence, and active engagement in the campus community during their first or second year at UD. Additional Award Qualifications: Candidates must be in their first or second year at University of Dayton.
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Distinguished Contributions Award

The nominee for this award is a senior who has made a distinctive mark through their positive contributions to UD and the community throughout his/her tenure. Special consideration is given to candidates who have displayed innovation in developing projects or responding to university or community issues/needs. Additional Award Qualifications: All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at UD.
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Visionary Leadership Award

The nominee for this award strives in his/her own unique way to achieve a future community of leaders working for the common good of society. The candidate for this award must be an active member of the University of Dayton community through their leadership and involvement on campus.
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Marianist Voluntary Service Award

The nominee for this award is a senior who has shown exceptional commitment to voluntary service in the local, national, or global community outside of the University.  Special consideration is given to candidates who have displayed innovation in developing projects or sustained commitment to a significant community service experience during their tenure at UD. Additional Award Qualifications: All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at UD.
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Nancy Bramlage Award

The nominee for this award is a senior who has shown exceptional commitment to nonviolent activism and/or advocacy for social justice.  Special consideration is given to candidates who have displayed innovation or sustained commitment to their work for the common good during their tenure at UD. Additional Award Qualifications: All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at UD.
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Mary M. Shay Award Of Excellence In Both Academic And Extracurricular Activities

The nominee for this award is a senior who has shown exceptional commitment to their academic and co-curricular activities. The candidate for this award must be an active member of the University of Dayton community through their academic studies, leadership and involvement on campus. Additional Award Qualifications: All candidates must be students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and one semester or less left at UD.
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Awards for Members of Values-Based Fraternities and Sororities (FSL)


Values-Based Greek of the Year

This award is given to one Greek man and one Greek woman.
Think of individuals who live with the integrity and drive that inspires one to follow in their footsteps; an individual you are proud to claim is your brother/sister.

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Rising Leader Award

This award is given to one member of each council (IFC/NPHC/Panhellenic).
This award is given to members who have taken a proactive step forward with their leadership positions in the past year. They have worked for the betterment of Greek Life at UD and for the UD community as a whole.​

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Outstanding New Member

This award is given to one new member from each council (IFC/NPHC/Panhellenic).
This award is meant for a newly recruited member who has shown great effort in moving their chapter in a positive future direction.

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Order of Omega - Social Change Award

This award is given to one individual.
The Order of Omega is an honorary society for members of the Greek community who have attained the highest levels of scholarship, leadership, and service. This person serves to show the world the good work that Greeks do and to disprove negative stereotypes about fraternity and sorority membership.
The recipient does NOT have to be a member of Order of Omega to receive this award.

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