Student Actions Awards

The Student Actions Awards were designed to recognize excellence on college campuses. The awards celebrate schools along a continuum with the green designation recognizing a group of committed students participating in a national program to the platinum distinction honoring a school with a proven track record of student leadership and a proud culture of student service engagement.

Recognizing the Best People for All the Good They Do

Purposeful Networks is thrilled to announce the Student Actions Awards for the 2015 Spring Semester. Over 170 schools participated in this student-led activation program, driving over 190,000 service oriented or sustainable actions on campus and in local communities. Student leaders across the country worked with friends, student organizations and classes to deliver real world impact.

Students across the globe are demonstrating a new generation of leadership which includes a balance of real world and digital activation to help move students from curious to committed global citizens, making choices today to create a better tomorrow. The approach is authentic and the movement is gaining momentum.

Every school recognized in the 2015 Spring Summary supports student engagement activities through an array of programs, classes, events and student organizations. Progressive student leaders have developed creative paths to raise awareness, activate and engage students. We have identified four stages of commitment and understanding from which each student interacts: Curious, Casual, Committed and Catalysts.

87 schools were recognized with awards for the Fall 2014 semester

Recognizing Excellence

All schools included in this summary are being recognized for excellence across an array of levels:

Green Level schools have established affinity groups and students sharing actions with measured impact either through a group / class or participating in a national program.

Silver Level schools have student leaders committed to student and group activation across campus through focused challenges and delivering on impact targets.

Gold Level schools have established a system of connected leadership to offer a myriad of interaction opportunities through programs, events and campus initiatives as paths to deliver personal and collective impact.

Platinum Level schools have robust tiers of student leadership and collaborative momentum to engage students and consistently deliver positive and progressive impact.



Spring 2015 Student Actions Awards Recipients


Gold Level Schools


Ferrum College

Miami University

Pennsylvania State University

Randolph College

The Ohio State University

University of Louisville

University of Texas at Arlington


Silver Level Schools


Aquinas College

Butler University

California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Northridge

Carnegie Mellon University

Chapman University

Chatham University

Clemson University

Colorado College

Cornerstone University

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Michigan University

Edmonds Community College

Emmanuel College

Green Mountain College

Houghton College

Indiana State University

Kent State University

LIU Post

Loras College

Loyola University Chicago

Mills College

Missouri State University

Morehead State University

Morehouse College

Mount Saint Joseph University

Pacific University

Raritan Valley Community College

Rider University

Roanoke College

Rutgers University

Saint Joseph's University

Simmons College

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Stony Brook University

SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Oswego

Syracuse University

Texas State University

Tulane University

University at Albany

University at Buffalo

University of Arizona

University of California - Berkeley

University of Cincinnati

University of Iowa

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

University of Michigan - Dearborn

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of San Diego

University of South Carolina

University of St. Thomas

University of Virginia

University of Washington - Seattle

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Utah State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington State University

Wheelock College

Yeshiva University


Green Level Schools


Appalachian State University

Boston College

Brigham University

California State University - Channel Islands

California State University - Chico

California State University - Monterey Bay

Central New Mexico Community College

College of Charleston

Elizabeth City State University

Gettysburg College

Glendale Community College

Governors State University

Hocking College

Humboldt State University

Ithaca College

Jackson State University

James Madison University

Linfield College

Manhattan College

Mountain View College - DCCCD

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina State University

Northern Kentucky University

Oklahoma State University

Saint Edward's University

Smith College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

Towson University

University of Arkansas

University of California - Los Angeles

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Houston

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

University of Kansas

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

University of Nebraska

University of Rhode Island

University of Southern California

University of Vermont

Washington University in St. Louis

West Virginia University

Winona State University