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Award and Recognition

Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions has the privilege of working with some of the most engaged students at Emory University. These awards and recognition programs are our way of thanking them for their commitment to Emory 

What types of awards does Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions confer? 

College Council Hall of Fame Award

The College Council Hall of Fame Award recognizes the outstanding service of four seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the College Council upon an individual. All nominated individuals must be enrolled in Emory College during the academic year of their nomination. Nominees must hold senior class status, have an overall GPA of 3.2 or above, be clear of any significant violations of the Student Code of Conduct or the Academic Honor Code and graduate in December or May the year of the awards program. Four seniors will be selected for this honor. The Hall of Fame recognizes an individual's overall excellence in: leadership, participation in activities and organizations, service to the Emory student body, University community and/or local community, and other notable achievements. 

Humanitarian Award

Through the establishment of the Humanitarian Awards in 1987, the Division of Campus Life and Student Involvement, Leadership and Transtiions continues to strengthen its commitment to build a greater awareness of leadership and humanitarian spirit within our community. The Humanitarian Award was created to recognize students who have qualities of honesty, integrity, courage and responsibility which are fundamental to effective leadership. The criteria used to determine the recipients are as follows: 

Homecoming Court/Spirit of Emory

The Division of Campus Life, in the spirit of our annual Homecoming Tradition, selects eight individuals who exemplify the qualities Emory University seeks to instill in all individuals such as outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement and community service. A true award to recognize significant accomplishment to the spirit of the Emory Community, the Homecoming Court is selected through a rigorous nomination, application review, interview, and selection process by various Emory University administrators. Two of these students will go on to receive the Spirit of Emory Award - an award to recognize significant accomplishment to the spirit of the Emory Community. These students have shown scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, and community service during their time at Emory. 

Leadership, Service and Diversity Awards

The Student Involvement and Leadership Awards is a ceremony celebrating the outstanding achievements of those undergraduate and graduate student leaders and organizations within the Emory University community. The awards ceremony occurs annually in April, and is coordinated collaboratively by Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions, Student Government Association, and the Graduate Student Government Association. A full list of award descriptions can be found here. 

Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

For more than 80 years, Who's Who Among Students has annually honored outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic and community achievements. Annually Emory participates in the selection of outstanding campus leaders for this honor. This process is coordinated through Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions in collaboration with all academic units on campus. 

Students from the graduate and professional schools are honored as well as undergraduate students from Emory College, the Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, School of Law, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine and the Candler School of Theology. 

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