UAA Leadership Honors

Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence.  Leadership activities and involvement must promote individual and collective growth, thereby enhancing student life at UAA.  Recipients of UAA Leadership Honors are commemorated at the fall or spring Commencement ceremony, bestowed crimson honor cords, and receive a permanent notation in their academic transcript.

Award Eligibility

  • Enrolled in at least three (3) credits at the University of Alaska Anchorage and in good disciplinary standing
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application
  • On-going leadership involvement at UAA for four semesters if receiving a bachelor's degree. Two semesters if receiving other degrees or certificates.
  • Applicant's involvement may include memberships with campus groups, coordinating events on campus, or appointments/elected to a leadership position with an organization, committee, or board. (Note: If the leadership experience presented is solely through campus employment or as part of a for-credit course, it will not count as involvement for this honor).
    • Student's involvement must have contributed to the improvement of student life on campus (i.e. the student identified a need and filled it; took initiative and made a significant difference by their involvement.)
  • Applicants must be graduating in the semester they apply.  *If graduating in summer, must apply in prior spring deadline and submit letter of intent to graduate from academic department
  • Completed application

Awarding Process

The Leadership Honors Advisory Committee is appointed by the Dean of Students and composed of two faculty/staff members and two studentsnotapplying for the honor.  Advisory committee reviews applicants on the merit of their involvement and how it enhanced student life at UAA.  Eligible applicants are not automatically guaranteed Leadership Honors. Advisory committee recommendations are submitted to the Dean of Students for final approval and award.


For additional information regarding Leadership Honors or the awarding process, contact:

Paula A. Fish, Assistant Director of Student Leadership, 907-786-1371 or


Fall 2015 - Deadline TBA