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Every year, we have the opportunity to honor and recognize some of the most distinguished students by nominating them for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University. In addition to an impressive array of co-curricular accomplishments, previous recipients had an overall GPA of 3.8. With this in mind, please think critically about nominating anyone with lower than a 3.5 GPA.

Nominations are sought for students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives including leadership, campus involvement, community service, arts (creative or performing), athletics, and/or career achievement.

Recognition Ceremony

At a University-wide event held in Albany, New York, at 2 p.m. April 22. Students, their families and campus presidents or designees convene to celebrate recipients of this award.


In order to be eligible, the student must graduate between June 2019 and May 2020. Nominations must be returned by noon Jan. 21. These nominations can be filled out on the form attached. Anyone can nominate a student or the student can self-nominate.

The committee is also always looking for others to help review the applications. If you would like to be a part of the selection committee to decide on the nominations, please email the Student Activities office at  or call the Student Activities Office at +1 (607) 778-5033.