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Student Leadership Awards

Each April, the Office of Transition and Leadership Programs recognizes students who have made a difference on campus. There are nine awards given out each year; submissions come from MassArt students, faculty and staff. The Student Leadership Awards Ceremony is always a highlight of the spring semester!

Do you know a student or student organization on campus that has made a difference this year?

Submit a nomination for that person or organization to be considered for a Student Leadership Award. You may submit as many nominations as you would like.

Award Nominations

Emerging Leader Award
Recognizes a new student leader who has most noticeably demonstrated initiative, motivation, and potential for continued leadership at MassArt.

Nominate an Emerging Leader

Leader of The Year Award
Recognizes the outstanding leadership abilities and contributions of a student leader who is well respected by their peers, faculty and staff. This student has impressive organizational and time management skills and understands and supports the mission and goals of MassArt.

Nominate a Leader of the Year

Unsung Hero Award
Recognizes the student leader who goes far beyond his or her leadership responsibilities by creating an atmosphere where all are welcome and accepted. This student works for positive change while developing relationships, empowering others and creating community at MassArt.

Nominate an Unsung Hero

SGA Organization of The Year Award
Awarded to the SGA student group or student department group who has clearly defined their group’s mission to the MassArt community and values the ideals of leadership, collaboration and outreach to fellow student groups/departments. The SGA Organization of the Year is a group that dedicates themselves to serving the campus community.

Nominate an SGA Organization

Diversity and Social Justice Award
Recognizes a student who has actively advocated to bring awareness to issues of diversity and social justice. who has created initiatives or programs that bring an awareness to issues of diversity and social justice.

Nominate a student for diversity and social justice 

Continuous Service Award
Given to a student who has supported and served the college for many years in one or more capacities. This student is dedicated to their variety of leadership roles while maintaining a healthy balance in their development as an artist.

Nominate a student for Continuous Service 

Service Awards
The Service Awards, established in 1997, encourage student service to the MassArt community. The Service Awards are are voted on by the student body during SGA elections.

Nominate a student for a Service Award

Qualifications: The award is based on merit, without consideration of financial need.  The award is given to current undergraduate students in good academic standing. Nominations must include a statement citing how the candidate went above and beyond the call of duty in the area of community development within the College.  Candidates must be nominated by at least one other student.  A student may receive the award only once during their tenure at MassArt. The term “service” does not encompass working for personal advancement or gain.

Service Award recipients should: Have high visibility in or outside the Student Government Association, coordinate and/or participate in various community activities/events, motivate and involve others and display strong leadership skills.


  • Nomination forms available on Monday, March 12th
  • Nominations due by Friday, April 6th
  • Award Ceremony will be held on April 25th. Reception in the DMC Atrium at 6:30pm and ceremony in the DMC Lecture Hall at 7:00pm