Office of Student Enagement Awards

The Office of Student Engagement is proud to present awards to outstanding members of the Ithaca College community. Student awards recognize the individual's contribution to their co-curricular life at the college, their growth in leadership roles, and their creative involvement in campus life. The 2018 Office of Student Engagement Recognition Ceremony, which will recognize recipients of the awards listed below, will take place on April 22 from 4:30-6:30pm in Emerson Suites.

Listed below are awards that require a nomination or application process. Please read through the descriptions for each award and click on the award link to be redirected to an application or nomination form. Award recipients will be selected by committees composed of OSEMA staff members.

Community Service Awards

For questions regarding the Outstanding ServiceOrganization Award and the President's Volunteer Service Award, please contact Don Austin, Assistant Director of Community Service at

Outstanding Service Organization Award

This award is presented to one registered student organization that demonstrates exemplary community service beyond the Ithaca College campus.

Service Saturday Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognizes one student who has participated in the majority of Service Saturday events between September and April of the given academic year, and demonstrates a high level of leadership in the program.

Involvement Awards

For questions regarding the awards for Adviser of the Year, Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year and Best Program of the Year

Adviser of the Year

This award is given to an Adviser of a general student organization who has shown true dedication and commitment to their organizations.

Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year

This award is given to an Executive Board member of a general student organization who demonstrates high level of leadership, commitment and support to their organization. This student also demonstrates outstanding creativity, participation and energy toward the success of their organization.

Student Organization Program of the Year

This award recognizes a student organization program that enhanced the Ithaca College community by utilizing a different and creative approach. This event was open to the entire college community and drew in a diverse audience. It was planned, coordinated, and implemented successfully and used the college resources. Events that took place from March 2016 to March 2017 are eligible to be nominated.

SGC Scholarships- Applications open in the Spring of 2019

Student Governance Council Scholarship

Awarded to exemplary juniors or seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and involvement in campus life. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 and participate in a broad range of experiences on campus.

Margaret D. Reid Scholarship

Awarded to juniors or seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities and active participation in a wide range of campus organizations.