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Student Life at Purdue Awards

Impacting students beyond the classroom. That's our giant leap. Student Life recognizes the people who work persistently to pursue the values and vision we hold dear. To honor these exceptional individuals, we bestow two types of awards exclusive to Student Life.

Inspiring Leaps: Student Life Staff Awards

The Inspiring Leaps: Student Life Staff Awards honor Student Life employees who demonstrate going above and beyond within one of our divisional goals within following: Steps to Leaps, inclusion or organizational and operational excellence. Employees may be nominated by a supervisor, coworker, peer or student. Stay tuned! Inspiring Leaps award winners will be announced soon! 

Student Life Impact Awards

The Student Life Impact Awards celebrate exceptionally accomplished alumni and friends of Student Life at Purdue. There are four Impact awards based on varying criteria including leadership, service, mentorship and recognition for young alumni. Anyone may nominate a deserving individual for these awards.

See our recent Impact Award winners.

Student Life Honors Awards

The persistent pursuit of excellence extends beyond the classroom at Purdue. Student Life Honors Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated commitment to leadership and the Purdue community through their involvement in student activities, student employment, community service and learning. These students and staff represent what it means to be a Boilermaker. Visit our honorees page here.

Student Life is You (SLISU) Awards

The Student Life is You Awards are transitioning to Inspiring Leaps: Student Life Staff Awards. Please see the next award description below to learn more. Click here to see our historical SLISU Winners.


We invite you to nominate outstanding individuals to help us recognize those who continue to work to turn small steps into giant leaps as part of the Student Life experience.