Dean of Students Citation

The Dean of Students Citation is an award presented to an Ohio University student (undergraduate or graduate) by the Dean of Students for exceptional leadership contributions to the campus community. The Dean of Students defines "exceptional leadership contributions" as accomplishments outside of the classroom that go above and beyond what is expected of our students and that positively contribute to Ohio University, the local community, or society as a whole.

Recipients can be nominated by any member of the faculty or staff, and some Citations are initiated directly by the Dean of Students. Nominations must be received by the Friday of Week 7 during each academic quarter. All requests will then be reviewed, and the nominating faculty or staff member will be notified via email as to whether or not the student he/she nominated will be awarded a Citation.

PLEASE NOTE: Citations are intended for individuals only. Citations are not intended for the purpose of recognizing entire student organizations or departments. These are meant to single out truly exceptional students to recognize their accomplishments.

Past recipients of Dean of Students Citations include: the creators of the widely recognized, student produced film Trailer Park; the National Champion in the Pentathlon competition at a national forensics tournament; and several students who have initiated programs that have had a far reaching impact in the community or at the national level.

The Citation itself is an attractive certificate on quality paper stock that is customized with the student's name, the reason for recognition, and a signature from the Dean of Students.

If you are a member of the faculty or staff and would like to nominate a student for a Dean of Students Citation, please fill out the form found at the link below and send this information via e-mail ( or fax (740-597-3301) to Erin Perdue in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Click Here to fill out the Dean of Students Citation Form

Questions? Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 740-593-1800