The Center for Student Involvement

2021 Awards and Recognition

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Cleveland State University Student Affairs

48th Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony 

Awards include:

Excellence in Programming

This award recognizes an individual, office, student organization or group for its exceptional creativity, planning, and execution of a university program. The winning program should appeal to a broad cross-section of the university community, have been original, and impacted campus positively.


Proudest Viking

This award is given to an undergraduate student who has made significant contributions to the university community including campus life, academic achievement, leadership, and community service. 


Graduate Student of the Year

The Graduate Student of the Year Award is given to a graduate student who shows academic achievement, leadership skills, success, and made significant contributions to the university community within their position. 


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The winner of the Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Award focuses on getting others to appreciate difference, similarities, and uniqueness within Cleveland State University and beyond. The award is given to a student who is dedicated to promoting understanding, acceptance, and celebration of our diversity.


Student Organization Advisor of the Year

The Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award winner has impacted the growth and development of student leaders, served as a mentor to students, and been supportive of organizational activities and accomplishments this past year. 


Peggy Kirschner Outstanding Student Leader

The Peggy Kirschner Outstanding Student Leader Award recognizes a deserving undergraduate student who exhibits outstanding and ethical leadership, ongoing commitment to the university, and unselfish contributions to the Cleveland State community. This individual must have unpaid service to the university and Greater Cleveland, as well as be a junior or senior status (60 or more credits). 


Diane Dillard Student Organization of the Year

The Diane Dillard Student Organization of the Year award recognizes a deserving student organization that has made outstanding contributions to the university community and has exemplified excellence in campus engagement.  The winning organization will have hosted quality programming this year, have active participation of its members, have a focus on organizational management, and is currently a registered student organization.  ​​​​​​