Student Service Leadership Awards

In an effort to recognize outstanding service to the campus and the community, the following awards are made available to undergraduate students through a grant from the Miami University Family Fund. The nomination form will close at 5 p.m. EST on February 22, 2023. The nomination form is now available.

President's Distinguished Service Award

The President's Distinguished Service Award is presented to a select group of students whose service demonstrates the spirit of being a citizen leader of uncommon quality. Eligible students for 2023 include December 2022 and January 2023 graduates, and those preparing to graduate in May and August 2023. A written nomination letter is required for this award.

Nominations are evaluated by a Reading Committee, composed of faculty and staff from Oxford, Middletown, and Hamilton campuses. Academic performance and student disciplinary records are considered during this process. Recipients are honored at a ceremony in April and receive a distinctive medallion to wear with their commencement robes. Read these tips for writing a nomination letter for the President's Distinguished Service Award.

The recognition ceremony for President's Distinguished Service Award recipients will be held on April 16, 2023. 

Senior Service Leadership Award

The Senior Service Leadership Award honors Miami students who have demonstrated meritorious service in the areas of Campus Life, Community Service, Employee Service, and Intellectual and Cultural Leadership (descriptions below). Eligible students include December 2022 and January 2023 graduates, and those graduating in May or August 2023. Each senior nominated will receive the award and receive a ribbon-medallion to wear with their commencement robes. This award recognizes approximately 10% of the graduating class.

  • Service to Campus Life: For improving the quality of student life by individual effort or as a member of a student organization; demonstrating leadership and high ethical standards
  • Service to the Community: For enhancing the quality of life beyond the University through activities, services, and/or special projects on or off campus
  • Service as a University Employee: For improvement in job performance; for exceeding job expectations; displaying initiative, dedication, and service as a student employee
  • Intellectual and Cultural Leadership: For leadership in a cultural or arts organization on campus, an academic honorary, or initiating important academic projects as part of classroom work or research


Nominate a Student for a Service Award

The nomination form will close at 5 p.m. EST on February 22, 2023. For questions about awards, contact:

Joseph Hawkins
Parent and Family Programs