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Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards

Student Leadership Programs is proud to coordinate the University of Dayton Student Leadership Awards, recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of undergraduate students, recognized student organizations, and advisers. 

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.

Undergraduate Leadership Awards

Candidates must be undergraduate students in good standing with the University.


Qualifications: Candidates must be in their first or second year at the University of Dayton.

Description: The nominee for this award has demonstrated a clear potential to enact leadership by developing meaningful relationships, demonstrating a vision for the common good, and exhibiting a commitment to social responsibility, through active engagement in the campus community during their first or second year at UD.

Demonstrated Competencies: Potential, Efficacy, Self-Understanding, Social Responsibility


Description: 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 leader.

Demonstrated Competencies: Resiliency, Empathy, Social Responsibility


Description: The nominee for this award consistently engages others in a manner that acknowledges their dignity and personhood. They practice leadership for the common good through their empowerment of others, their demeanor of caring and concern, and their ability to create or enhance a welcoming, familial atmosphere.

Demonstrated Competencies: Inclusion, Collaboration, Empowerment


Description: 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.

Demonstrated Competencies: Personal Values, Group Development, Resiliency


Description: This award recognizes the outstanding contribution by a commuter student to the University of Dayton's campus or its surrounding community throughout their daily life. The nominee for this award has helped create a welcoming campus environment and has demonstrated a commitment to service and developmental growth of themselves and others while being a student at UD.

Demonstrated Competencies: Self-Understanding, Social Responsibility, Inclusion


Description: This award recognizes the outstanding contribution by an international student to the University of Dayton's campus or its surrounding community throughout their daily life. The nominee for this award has helped create a welcoming campus environment and has demonstrated a commitment to service and developmental growth of themselves and others while being a student at UD.

Demonstrated Competencies: Self-Understanding, Social Responsibility, Inclusion


Description: The nominee for this award strives in their 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.

Demonstrated Competencies: Efficacy, Creating Positive Change


Qualifications: All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at UD.

Description: 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.

Demonstrated Competencies: Social Responsibility, Creating Positive Change


Qualifications: All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at UD.

Description: 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.

Demonstrated Competencies: Social Justice, Diversity, Inclusion


Qualifications: All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at UD.

Description: The nominee for this award is a senior who has made a distinctive mark through their positive contributions to UD and the community throughout their tenure. Special consideration is given to candidates who have displayed innovation in developing projects or responding to university or community issues/needs while exhibiting the University's vision of leadership for the common good.

Demonstrated Competencies: Social Responsibility, Vision, Creating Positive Change


Qualifications: All candidates must be students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and one semester or less left at UD.

Description: 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.

Demonstrated Competencies: Efficacy, Inclusion, Creating Positive Change


Fraternity and Sorority Individual Awards

Qualifications: This award is given to one member of each council (CPC, IFC, MGC, and NPHC). 

Description: 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.


Qualifications: This award is given to one member of each council (CPC, IFC, MGC, and NPHC).

Description: 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 Fraternity and Sorority Life at UD and for the UD community as a whole.


Qualifications: This award is given to one member of each council (CPC, IFC, MGC, and NPHC).

Description: This award is meant for a newly recruited member who has shown great effort in moving their chapter in a positive future direction.


Franco Patiño was a beloved member of the  Fraternity and Sorority Community. He was a leader in the Alpha Nu chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.  and served as the first-ever Treasurer of the Multicultural Greek Council, among so many other organizations on the University of Dayton campus. 

Franco was charismatic and joyful, as well as extremely intentional and cared for the wellbeing of others. He knew the impact he wanted to make on the world and how he could use his degree to make life more accessible to marginalized communities, including people with physical disabilities.

Named in his honor, the Franco Patiño Social Change Award is given to one member of the Fraternity and Sorority Community who embodies Franco’s passion for the FSL community. This person serves to show the world the good work that Fraternity and Sorority members do and to disprove negative stereotypes about Fraternity and Sorority membership. They strive to make positive changes in the world around them in the areas of health and safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and service and philanthropy.


Recognized Student Organization Awards

Nominated organizations must be recognized by the Center for Student Involvement.  Organizations must be in good standing with the University and the Center for Student Involvement during the current academic year.


Qualifications: Organizations must be in their first or second year at University of Dayton.

Description: The organization nominated for this award exemplifies leadership for the common good through service, academic excellence, and/or active engagement in the campus community during their first or second year at UD.

Demonstrated Competencies: Potential, Efficacy, Vision


Description: The student organization nominated for this award works across boundaries (of thought, characteristics, etc.) to increase unity of purpose and a commitment to socially just leadership. They should display both deep respect for human differences and a powerful desire to learn and grow from those differences. Their work promotes positive transformation within the community.

Demonstrated Competencies: Inclusion, Social Justice, Creating Positive Change


Description: The student organization nominated for this award strives in its own unique way to achieve a future community of leaders working for the common good of society.

Demonstrated Competencies: Vision, Efficacy, Creating Positive Change, Reflection and Application


Description: The student organization nominated for this award is one whose behavior embraces civic responsibility and service to the community on a local, regional, national or global level. This award is presented to a student organization that has demonstrated exceptional motivation, innovation, and involvement in community service. This group has given of their time, talent, and efforts to contribute to the common good without regard for personal gain, while exhibiting commitment to the causes, concerns, events or needs at hand. This award is presented in hopes that the recipient's exceptional service may inspire and motivate others to participate in community service.

Demonstrated Competencies: Social Responsibility, Social Justice, Creating Positive Change


Description: The organization nominated for this award not only does service and/or social justice advocacy to promote the common good, but is also intentional about reflecting on the service they have completed and the social justice issues they address. Nominated organizations may creatively promote reflection through group discussion times, retreats, reflection nights, encouraging members to journal or take quiet time to process service experiences, or they may even do these things for a larger audience than just the members of the organization. Their reflection should exemplify how to move beyond community service and into service-learning.

Demonstrated Competencies: Social Justice, Reflection and Application


Qualifications: The nominated event must have occurred between February of the previous academic year and February of the current academic year.

Description: The student organization nominated for this award has hosted an event that has made a significant impact on the organization and the community. The event demonstrated innovation, creativity, inclusivity, and leadership from the organization and this award is presented in hopes that the event and its host will serve as a model for future student planned events. 

Demonstrated Competencies: Efficacy, Vision, Action


Description: The organization nominated for this award has shown exceptional commitment to their mission through their academic, membership, leadership development or other activities. Nominated organizations for this award must have an active role in the University of Dayton community through their academic studies, leadership or involvement on campus.

Demonstrated Competencies: Social Responsibility, Empowerment, Vision, Action, Efficacy


Adviser Leadership Award

The adviser may be a graduate student, a faculty or staff member, or a chapter adviser. The adviser must be a registered adviser with the Center for Student Involvement.


Description: The candidate for this award is an adviser to a Recognized Student Organization that goes above and beyond the general expectations of an adviser, provides guidance and support to the organizations and its members, commits themselves to developing leaders for the common good, and shows extraordinary dedication to the organization's mission and vision.

Demonstrated Competencies: Potential, Inclusion, Group Development, Empowerment, Motivation


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