Student Leadership

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Student Leadership Awards 2016

Nominate someone today!

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.

Each award is listed below with its description.  Click on the link to fill out the appropriate nomination form.  You may submit as many nominations as you would like. 

Please be sure to thoroughly complete the nomination form, so that the selection committee has sufficient information regarding the nominee.




Emerging Leader Award

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



The Service Awards are nominated through the same process as the above awards, but the recipients of these awards are voted on by the student body during SGA elections, instead of being selected by a committee.


Service Awards

The Service Awards, established in 1997, encourage student service to the MassArt community.  Recipients of the three awards are voted on by the student body during SGA Executive Board Elections.  RECIPIENTS OF THIS AWARD DO NOT NEED TO BE MEMBERS OF SGA.  Nominations are due MARCH 30th for these awards.

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.