Nominations open for the annual Student Leadership Awards

The Office of Student Activities & Leadership is accepting nominations for the 2018 Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the nomination form recognizing outstanding students, programs, organizations and advisors.

To make a nomination, individuals:

  • Select an award;
  • Name a person, program or organization that should be considered for the selected award;
  • Write a short paragraph stating why the nominee is deserving of the award; and
  • Answer one or two questions supporting their stance.

The entire nomination process should only take about 10 minutes. The nomination deadline is March 19 and the form is available on OrgSync.

More than 20 different student leadership awards will be presented during the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony April 25. All nominees are invited to attend.

Those with questions can contact Leah Shaw at

Fill out the nomination form.

About the awards

Dorothy Pijan created the Student Leadership Awards in 1986 to recognize and honor Case Western Reserve University’s outstanding undergraduate student leaders.

Pijan had worked at the university as the director of Thwing Center and student activities from 1982 to 2003. She was a well-respected and nationally known student union professional. She had an incredible passion, drive and dedication to student leadership. After her death in 2003, the awards were named in her honor to recognize her many contributions to student life at Case Western Reserve University.