Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life Impact Awards

The Student Life Impact Awards have been established by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life in order to honor, recognize and engage exceptionally accomplished alumni and friends of Student Life at Purdue. Student Life is accepting nominations for four awards:

Award Criteria

Student Life Service Award

Purdue Alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to their community through the development of/or significant contributions to private or public programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Letters of nomination should address how the nominee has made significant contributions to his/her community, and their contributions or involvement with a Student Life area or areas at Purdue University. 

Student Life Award for Outstanding Leadership

Purdue Alumni who have exceptional careers and shown long-term leadership within his/her chosen profession; noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on his/her profession, Purdue University and society. Letters of nomination should address significant career accomplishments such as results and impact of programs launched through the nominee’s efforts, how the nominee has displayed leadership within his/her chosen profession, and/or the noteworthy contributions that makes him/her worthy of this award, and their contributions or involvement with a Student Life area or areas at Purdue University.

Student Life Distinguished Mentor Award

Awardees can include non-alumni. Distinguished Mentor Award honors and promotes the considerable efforts and accomplishments of individuals who consistently serve as effective mentors for students in areas within the Division of Student Life at Purdue University.

Student Life Young Alumni Award

Purdue Alumni 35 or younger; outstanding career development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches. Letters of nomination should address how the nominee has shown support for his/her profession; involvement in professional organizations, college alumni association or community activities, and any continued involvement with Student Life since graduating.    

General Information

All nominees for each award (except for the Mentor Award) must hold a Purdue degree and/or have been engaged in a student life organization or activity while at Purdue. Awardees must be present at the Student Life Honors Reception to receive the award which will be held on April 16, 2020. If they are unable to attend, the nomination can be held for consideration for up to three years.

A completed nomination must include:

  • The award nomination form
  • A current resume or CV of nominee (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • A letter of nomination that addresses the award criteria
  • An example of the grading rubric for the nominations can be found on our: Impact Awards Grading Rubric page

Please note – nominations that do not contain all three pieces will not be considered.

Nominations are due by November 1, 2019

Nominations may be submitted via email or mail. Please include PDF attachments of a completed copy of this form along with the required documentation outlined above in all email submissions. Email submissions should be sent to: 

Cassia Dean -

To mail your nominations in hard copy format, please include a copy of this completed form and all required documentation outlined above to:

Cassia Dean
Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life
475 Stadium Mall Dr., Rm 288
West Lafayette, IN 47907

For questions or assistance, please contact Cassia via email or telephone:

Cassia Dean - or 765-494-4616

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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