Student Involvement

Award Category Details

Nominations for the WSU President's Awards for Leadership are divided into the following categories.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Undergraduate and graduate students advance leadership and engagement at WSU. Recipients demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to students, WSU and/or the community.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff who excel in their personal commitment to leadership and engagement at WSU. Candidates challenge and work with students to support their development into active global citizens, and collaborate with others on campus or in the community to promote engagement.

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

RSOs that collaborate with other groups to achieve common goals. These groups empower, motivate, resolve conflict, and partner with other leaders and organizations, while being able to demonstrate positive change for the organization and/or the larger community. Significant event(s) or experiences that illustrate the contributions each organization has made are also considered.

Community Organizations

WSU community organizations that enhance students' self-awareness, congruence with their values, and commitment to civic issues. Community organizations that empower and motivate students to collaborate with others, resolve conflict, achieve common goals. These organizations help students become active global citizens who promote positive social change within the community.


Questions regarding award criteria and President's Awards for Leadership nomination and application processes can be addressed by emailing Tamara Crooks at or calling 509-335-6948.

People pose for a photo during the 2017 LEAD Ceremony

President's Awards for Leadership 

The President's Awards honor those who advance leadership and engagement at WSU and beyond. Award categories are student, student groups, faculty and staff, and community organizations.

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