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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.

Awards and Criteria

See below for information on the Student Life Impact Awards and criteria.

Student Life Service Award

The Student Life Service Award is for 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 their community, and their contributions or involvement with a Student Life area or other areas at the University.

Student Life Award for Outstanding Leadership

The Student Life Award for Outstanding Leadership is for Purdue alumni who have exceptional careers and shown long-term leadership within their chosen profession, or have shown noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on their profession, the 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 their chosen profession; the noteworthy contributions that makestheir worthy of this award; and their contributions or involvement with a Student Life area or areas at Purdue University.

Student Life Distinguished Mentor Award

Student Life Distinguished Mentor Award winners can include non-alumni. The 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.

Student Life Young Alumni Award

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

View Student Life's 2022 Impact Award recipients

Nomination Information

All nominees for each award (except the Mentor Award) must hold a Purdue degree and/or have been engaged in a Student Life organization or activity while at Purdue. A completed nomination must include: 

Please note: Nominations that do not contain all three pieces will not be considered. 

Deadlines and Submission

Nominations for the 2023 awards are due by 5:00 p.m. February 17, 2023. 

Award nominations should be submitted via the Impact Awards Online Submission Form. If you have questions regarding submission, please contact Melissa Evens at mevens@purdue.edu.