President's Service Awards

The President's Student Leadership and Service Awards are CSUDH's highest awards for student involvement and organizations.


Deadline for Submission:

  • Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Nominations:

  • The President's Student Leadership and Service Awards honors and recognizes students, faculty and staff, student organizations, and advisors for their leadership and campus involvement. 

Nomination Application:

  • Nomination applications can be found on Toro Link under Forms.
Presidential Award for Outstanding Student (Individual Student)

This prestigious student award honors a student who has demonstrated two or more of the following criteria. (Candidates do not need to meet all criteria): 

  • High scholarly achievement by maintaining a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in their coursework at CSUDH
  • Exemplary service in community leadership (role in the community), public service, and/or civic engagement
  • Extraordinary leadership in the CSUDH community by positively impacting students, the campus community, and/or programs
  • Extraordinary commitment and effort to increasing diversity, advocating for social justice, and/or promoting inclusiveness

All self-nominations will require a letter of support from staff or faculty.

Watts Rebellion Commemorative Award for Social Justice (Individual Student)

This award honors a student for advocacy on campus or in the community to create a more just, equitable, and inclusive society free of racism, sexism, heterosexism, classicism, and other forms of oppression. All self-nominations will require a letter of support from staff or faculty.

Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Service (Student Organization)

This award honors a student club/organization that has planned and implemented an outstanding community service or awareness program that positively impacted the community. Special consideration will be made for community service programs with sustained enhancement or results.

Only nominations for student organizations recognized by the Office of Student Life and in good standing will be accepted for this category.

Presidential Award for Outstanding Program (Student Organization)

This award honors a student club/organization that has planned and implemented an on-campus event that positively impacted the campus community by substantially contributing to the quality of student life through social, academic, or cultural education.

Only nominations for student organizations recognized by the Office of Student Life and in good standing will be accepted for this category.

Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Organization

This award honors a student club/organization that has demonstrated exemplary leadership through a wide array of programs resulting in increased involvement in campus life, campus collaboration, and student sense of belonging on campus or in the community.

Only nominations for student organizations recognized by the Office of Student Life and in good standing will be accepted for this category.

Marilyn Brady Award for Distinguished Service (Staff Member)

This award honors and celebrates the life and legacy of CSUDH alumna and long-term staff member Marilyn Brady. This award recognizes a staff member for their exemplary dedication to students above and beyond their work responsibilities. Auxiliary staff members can be nominated.

Presidential Award for Advisor of the Year (Faculty or Staff Advisor)

This award is to honor a student club/organization faculty or staff advisor who has demonstrated outstanding support and personal commitment to a student organization.

Only nominations for recognized student club/organization advisors will be accepted.


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