Student Engagement's annual LEAD Awards are designed to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership, service, and the University at Buffalo.
Our LEAD Awards will take place on April 27, 2022. Nominees and nominators are invited to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the UB community.
Do you work with an outstanding student leader, organization, or colleague and want the opportunity to acknowledge how much you appreciate the work they do for the UB and Buffalo community? If so, you are invited to participate in the nomination process for the LEAD Awards through the Student Engagement office. LEAD Awards are designed to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership, service, and the UB and Buffalo communities.
Thank you to all who have nominated someone for a LEAD Award! We look forward to announcing our award winners at the end of May.
This award honors one student and one student organization that has embodied the UB spirit through their commitment to leadership development, collaboration among groups, and service efforts. This student and student organization have exhibited outstanding leadership skills and dedicated commitment to positively impacting the quality of campus life on any of the University at Buffalo’s campuses.
This award honors a first-year or second-year student who has demonstrated significant leadership potential through active involvement and participation in the campus community, furthering their understanding of leadership, diversity, social justice, and advocacy.
This award honors a junior or senior student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership ability through their active involvement and participation in the campus community, demonstrating a commitment to leadership, diversity, social justice, and advocacy.
This special award honors two students completing their undergraduate studies who have demonstrated a philosophy of servant leadership through their service and investment in the growth and development of others. These students empower their peers and are motivated to lead from a desire to serve others.
This award honors one student and one student organization that give their time and energy to strengthen our partnerships with the community. This student and student organization have demonstrated their deep commitment to partnering with others in the Buffalo area to address community issues and possess an outstanding ability to lead and inspire fellow students to engage.
This annual award goes to one student completing their undergraduate studies and one student completing their graduate studies who are devoted to the UB community and strive to make it better for all students. These students are active on campus and have taken advantage of a wide range of opportunities. Beyond benefiting from a high level of involvement, these students have made sure that they have made a lasting impact on their peers and upon UB. Their spirited involvement is often a catalyst for others to become more engaged and upon graduating, their absence is widely felt.
This award recognizes and celebrates a partner organization that not only makes an exceptional impact on the local community but also creates a space for learning through collaboration with University at Buffalo students.
An ally is someone who supports, accepts, and respects all members of the UB community through support and advocacy. An ally is committed to fostering a safe and harassment-free environment at UB. This award recognizes an individual who has embodied the spirit of an ally through outreach to their peers and by exhibiting what it means to be a good citizen on UB campuses.
This award honors one student and one student organization that has demonstrated compassion, courage, and leadership by promoting cross-cultural learning, interaction, and education through a social justice-based program. This program is a unique program that makes the University at Buffalo community aware of a major social issue and implements an action-based response.
These awards recognize graduate assistants/interns, new faculty/professional staff, mid-level faculty/professional staff, and senior-level faculty/professional staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, developing, supporting, and positively impacting undergraduate and graduate students through their participation in and support of community engagement, service, and volunteerism. One award will be granted in each of the following categories.