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The Thirty-Ninth Annual Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards

Student Affairs, in partnership with Diversity & Inclusion, annually honors the outstanding leadership and community service of students and student organizations across Ohio University. Each spring, more than two dozen awards and scholarships are bestowed upon students for their hard work and commitment to the OHIO community.

This year’s themes recognize students who demonstrated purpose, perseverance and progress by contributing in a way that was meaningful to the self and consequential for the OHIO community.


Award History

Established in 1984, the Ohio University Leadership Awards bring much deserved attention to students and student organizations who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the Bobcat community.

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How Leaders Are Chosen

  • Nominations

    Members of the OHIO community are called upon to recognize student leaders and student orgs by completing a brief nomination form.

  • Applications

    Students and student org leaders are encouraged to apply to be recognized for their contributions — the more you apply for the better!

  • Selections

    Committees are made up of faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students who evaluate redacted submissions and select top applicants for recognition.