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Recognizing Excellence

Our students are recognized at the college- and university-level for outstanding achievements based on academic performance, extracurricular involvement, campus leadership contributions, community service, global learning experiences and so much more.

College of Education and Human Sciences Awards

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College of Education and Human Sciences Seniors of Distinction

The Senior of Distinction award recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, involvement with campus and community activities and contributed to OSU’s land grant mission.

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Commencement Orange Honor Gown Recipient

A senior recipient is chosen by the college in the fall and spring to wear a distinctive orange gown at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.

Student wearing diversity cord

Diversity Cord Project

This initiative is designed to help expand your intercultural competence and appreciate our diverse differences. Recipients who successfully complete the project earn an honor cord to wear at graduation.

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Freshman Awards

These awards are a chance for freshmen to be recognized for their academic, extracurricular, philanthropic, employment and career experiences during their first year. The awards are traditionally announced at the End of Year Freshmen Celebration.

Student receiving award

Legacy Service Award

This award recognizes the contributions of a student who dedicated significant time throughout their college career serving others and helping others grow personally, academically and professionally.

Students working together

Student Mentoring Recognition

More information coming soon.

University Award Opportunities 

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