Grand Valley student leaders are recognized in a variety of ways on campus including:
I am Grand Valley Campaign
The "I am Grand Valley" campaign is designed to recognize student leaders who are essential elements of the University community. Every year, students and faculty are asked to nominate students who they feel display and utilize strong leadership skills to contribute to the campus and beyond.
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society (ODK)
ODK recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. Those that are welcome to apply are college students who are of junior standing and above, staff, administration, faculty, and alumni. Membership in ODK is a mark of highest distinction and honor. New members are selected each semester and honored at the Venderbush Leadership Reception. ODK also sponsors the Most Promising Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Leader awards given at the Student Life Awards.
Leadership University is a public forum for students to plan and showcase their development as leaders. Students at Grand Valley State University work with mentors, engage and reflect on development opportunities, build marketable e-portfolios, and earn recognition for their effort and growth.
Immediate Impact Award
Student organizations are invited to honor one of their leaders through this award given each semester. The purpose of the Immediate Impact Award is to recognize the people who have worked tirelessly to make the difference for their organization.
Student Life Awards
The Office of Student Life recognizes student organizations, individuals, and their programs for there tremendous effort and impact. The nomination deadline is in Mid-March and an event is held annually in April. Please check the website for details.
Thomas M. Seykora for Outstanding Contribution (coordinated through the Dean of Students Office)
Kenneth R. Venderbush Leadership Award (coordinated through the Dean of Students Office)