Award Descriptions


INDIVIDUAL

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Larry G. Benedict Leadership Award  

Named for MIT’s first Dean of Student Life, who served from 2000-2007, this award honors two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, who have shown dedication to empowering their fellow students to develop as leaders. Recipients are active mentors and coaches to their peers within the MIT community.

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Outstanding New Leader Award 

This award honors up to two students in their first or second year at the Institution who show leadership promise. Recipients are students who have made exemplary contributions to a student organization, living group, department, lab, dorm, initiative, campaign, international project, or team and have helped that group and/or effort grow through their participation. This individual does not necessarily hold a leadership position and may be an undergraduate or graduate student.

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Bridge Builder Award (Individual or Group)

This award is presented to students and/or student groups for a campaign, initiative, or program that has addressed a campus, local community, or global need and/or have demonstrated a strong commitment to and passion for diversity education and cultural celebration. The recipient will have shown noteworthy collaboration and partnership between student organizations, living groups, dorms, teams, individual students, non-profit organizations, and/or governmental groups to raise awareness, share knowledge, provide solutions, and show commitment to social justice and a more inclusive MIT.

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Golden Beaver Award (Individual)

Golden Beaver Award - Individual This award is presented to undergraduate and graduate students who have created positive change within a student organization, living group, dorm, or team. Recipients will have shown dedication to his or her group and enhancing the campus environment, as well as an ability to overcome challenges.

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Golden Beaver Award (Group)

This award is presented to student organizations, living groups, dorms, or teams that show a strong organizational structure or government, that provide outstanding programming, and that have a significant impact on campus life at MIT. Recipients will have shown dedication to continually improving their group and enhancing the campus environment.

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Outstanding Event Award

This award is presented to a student organization, living group, or dorm for their efforts to plan and implement an event or series of events that are well developed, organized, and advertised. Recipient’s events should have attracted individuals from across MIT and impacted student life at MIT in a considerable way.

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