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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 24. 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 2018 and May 2019. Nominations must be returned by noon, Jan. 21. These nominations can be filled out electronically here ( or the questionnaire can be printed and submitted to the Student Activities Office to Science Building 224. Anyone can nominate a student or the student can self-nominate.

If you would like to be a part of the selection committee to decide on the nominations, please contact Jason Boring at or call the Student Activities Office at 607-778-5033.