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Campus Legacy Awards

Join the National Campus Leadership Council and the Campus Legacy Network to honor students and student allies who are making a difference in higher education at the annual Campus Legacy Awards ceremony.

The Campus Legacy Awards recognizes current and former student leaders, student initiatives, and allies who have made significant contributions to advancing student leadership in the past year. Celebrate winners of the annual awards ceremony with fellow advocates who are equally passionate about the future of student leadership on college campuses during a breakfast event at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall's Gallery Ballroom, located at 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, at 8 AM ET on June 10, 2019.

Event Details

Hilton Washington DC National Mall

Gallery Ballroom

480 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest

Washington, DC 20024


The 2018 Campus Legacy Award Recipients

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne

Presidential Legacy Award

University of Idaho student body president, 1974

A short time after he graduated, he was elected the youngest mayor of Boise and would go on to serve a term as a U.S. Senator. Gov. Kempthorne’s career in public service is a remarkable journey from mayor to U.S. senator to governor to U.S. Interior secretary.

Lauren Aronson

Rising Star Award

Tulane University student body president, 2011

With her remarkable commitment to public service, Lauren has served as a spokeswoman and strategic communications advisor for the first overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years as press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Currently, she is the Managing Director of FP1 Strategies’ public affairs division.

The Denver Post

Joseph R. Biden Student Ally Award

The Post’s editorial board issued a powerful column surrounding University of Colorado chancellor’s plan to strip more than 90% of CU’s Student Government financial oversight. Their efforts for defending student rights helped students successfully fight back.

March for Our Lives

Student Initiative of the Year

In the wake of horrible tragedy, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ignited a movement with March for Our Lives. This student leadership ran on a national scale and made significant contributions student voice.

Lorenzo Santavicca

Student Body President of the Year

Michigan State University, 2018

Lorenzo Santavicca used his platform to create space for students to voice their concerns and need for transparency in higher education in the wake of a campus crisis.