Awards and Recognition

Student Leader of the Month

Student Leader of the Month

The University of Cincinnati’s Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development recognizes one undergraduate student for demonstrating exemplary leadership practices during each month of the academic year. Nominees will have demonstrated one or more of the following leadership abilities:

            Awareness of self and empathy with others

            Collaboration and problem solving

            Commitment and action (social justice)

            Ethical engagement and citizenship

Students, faculty, and staff from within the UC community and contacts off campus (e.g. employers, co-op or internship supervisors, non-profit agencies, etc.) are encouraged to nominate a student for this monthly recognition. Self-nominations are also accepted. To nominate a student, please visit the online Student Leader of the Month nomination form.

Find out about our past recipients.

Who's Who

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Since 1982, UC has celebrated the accomplishments of its graduates through the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Gradating seniors are selected for this national distinction based on academic achievement; participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities; service to the University; and potential for future achievements.

Nominations for inclusion in this year's volume are now being accepted. In order to be eligible students must complete a Personal Profile Questionnaire and have a University staff or faculty member complete a Nominee Recommendation form, and expect to receive a Bachelor's or Graduate level degree by December 2017

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Participation and Leadership in academic and co-curricular activities
  • Service to the University
  • Potential for future achievements

Groups or individuals may make nominations. Self-nominations are also accepted. 

Profile and Recommendation forms are on campus link under the SALD page under forms

The deadline to submit is Friday, January 13, 2017. For additional information, please call Nicole M. Ausmer, PhD, Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development at (513) 556-6115.


All University Recognition Ceremony

Each year, the university honors its community during the University Recognition Ceremony. Awards such as the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence, Spirit of Community, Mr. Bearcat and the C-Ring Women's Leadership Award are given to outstanding students, faculty and staff.

Save the date--April 9, 2017


2017 CSI: Celebration of Student Involvement

The CSI: Celebration of Student Involvement is sponsored by Club Sports and Student Activities Board.  The goal of the event is acknowledge and honor university student organizations for their contributions to student life through community service, programming, and innovative events.

This year's celebration will take place Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6p.m.   The event is free and open to all student organizations, however, each student organization can only send three representatives.

This will be a great capstone to the school year! Come out and celebrate the achievements of Student Organizations! Attire for the event is business/business casual

CSI: Celebration of Student Involvment Awards

Application due January 2017 

Award Catergories

Student Organization Advisor of the Year- This award acknowledges a member of the university community who serves as an Advisor to a student organization and has demonstrated a strong commitment to its development, mission, and programs.

Applicants for this award will be judged on the following: involvement with the student organization, understanding of university regulations, leadership development initiatives, and their influence on the mission and productivity of the organization. 

Student Organization of the Year-The Student Organization of the Year Award acknowledges a student organization for their programming, service to the community, and influence on student life. Applicants for this award will be judged on the following criteria: organizational goals with an explanation on how they were achieved, the impact on the university community, and how the organization has improved its operations from the previous year.

Campus Life Awards

The Campus Life Awards acknowledges all student organizations for their contribution to student life.  Student organizations are honored for their programmatic efforts, community service and innovation.  If you feel your organization qualifies for one of the awards below please apply!  

Rookie of the Year – A University of Cincinnati student organization that has been in existence less than 3 years and has demonstrated the potential to provide strong leadership on campus and/or to have a positive impact on the university will be considered for this award.  The award will be judged on the overall impact the new organization has had on student life and the university. 

Queen City Connection Award- Student Activities Board would like to recognize a Bearcat student organization that has made a substantive and positive community impact through involvement and engagement.  The organization that receives the Queen City Connection award not only excel in areas of leadership and scholarship, but also seek to apply these abilities in innovative ways to improve the lives of others.