Student Leadership Awards

Students at the 2024 student leadership awards

Penn State World Campus annually recognizes exceptional students and student organizations for outstanding leadership within the Penn State community. Selected by a committee composed of faculty and staff, the Penn State World Campus Student Leadership awards were established in 2021 to highlight exemplary service and leaders within the Penn State World Campus student body.

Learn about the 2024 Student Leadership Award Winners

Learn about the 2023 Student Leadership Award Winners

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes a student new to a Penn State World Campus leadership role who has shown their potential as an emerging leader within the organization as well as a commitment to personal growth and development.

Inclusive Excellence Award

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion within the University, their organization, or their community.

Overall Student Leadership Award

This award recognizes one or more students whose leadership has had a demonstrated impact on Penn State World Campus or their community and exemplifies the Penn State Values:

  • Integrity — We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.
  • Respect — We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Responsibility — We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, our actions, and their consequences.
  • Discovery — We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.
  • Excellence — We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.
  • Community — We work together for the betterment of the University, the communities we serve, and the world.

Penn State World Campus Student Organization of the Year Award

This award recognizes a student organization that has exemplified excellence within Penn State World Campus through its contributions to community and engagement in alignment with the club's overall mission as well as the exemplary development of its membership.

Student Leadership Award Nomination Form

The Student Leadership Award nomination period is now closed. Nominations open during the beginning of the spring semester. Questions can be directed to [email protected].