Buffalo State’s student leadership and humanitarian awards recognize students who help make Buffalo State truly extraordinary—the young men and women who go above and beyond, who answer the call to service, who lead their peers and our campus with energy, integrity, vision, and creativity.

Candidates for these awards are leaders in our campus community, participate in civic engagement and service, and demonstrate a commitment to something worthwhile and enduring.  These are the qualities that help define Buffalo State as a truly Civil and Caring Academic Community. 

Specific information and application guidelines for each award are provided at the web links below.  We encourage students to self-nominate and we invite faculty and staff to nominate deserving students for consideration. 

Questions about the Student Leadership and Humanitarian Awards can be addressed to Charles B. Kenyon, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, CAMB 311, 716-878-4618 or by e-mail at

Student Leadership Awards

           Mildred Campbell Leadership Award

           Phil Santa Maria Award for Student Leadership in Equity and Campus Diversity

           Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges

           President’s Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student

           SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Student Humanitarian Awards

           Luis Antonetti Humanitarian Award

           Minnie and Joe Engel Student Humanitarian Award 

           Phillip Santa Maria Memorial Award