Cultural Student Leadership Awards

The Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice plans celebrations and hosts awards that showcase the strengths of the UTSA students and celebrates their accomplishments.  Highlighting the strengths of our communities and lifting student voices is central to our mission.

Awards

Award Recipient Priscilla Okolie (center) with BHM Keynote Speaker Christian Menefee  (left) and Student Body President Jose Escobedo (right)

2021-2022 Black Student Leadership Award recipient Priscilla Okolie (center) with Black History Month keynote speaker, UTSA Alum and Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee (left) and 2021-2022 Student Government President Jose Escobedo (right)

Black Student Leadership Award

Presented at the culmination of Black History Month, the Outstanding Black Student Leadership award will honor a UTSA student who has shown strong leadership skills and service towards the Black and African American community.

Nominate someone for the Outstanding Black Leadership Award


 

Spring UJIMA Award recipients

(Top) Spring 2022 UJIMA Student Leadership Award recipient Deja White (left) with Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson (right)

(Bottom) Spring 2022 UJIMA Graduate Award recipient Nina Davis (left) with Black Faculty & Staff Association President Dr. Kelly Nash (right)

UJIMA Student Leadership Awards

Presented at the UJIMA Graduation ceremony, the UJIMA Student Leadership Award is presented to a graduating student who has shown strong leadership and service towards the Black community throughout their tenure at UTSA. The UJIMA Outstanding Graduate  Award is presented to a student who has achieved high academic success and is sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association.

Nominate someone or yourself for an UJIMA Student Leadership Award


 

Latinx Award Recipient Ethan Guerrero

2021-2022 Latinx Student Leadership Award Recipient Ethan Guerrero

Latinx Student Leadership Award

Presented at the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month, this award honors a deserving UTSA student who has shown strong leadership skills and service towards the Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx community(ies).

Nominate someone or yourself for the Latinx Student Leadership Award


 

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2021-2022 Women's Leadership Award Recipients: Allison Manning (top left), Madeline Morales (top right), Vanessa Sanchez (bottom left), Vanessa Herrera (bottom right)

Women's Student Leadership Award

Presented at the culmination of Women's History Month, this award is given to a student who has demonstrated leadership and advocacy in advancing the rights of women and activism in advancing gender equity.

Nominate someone or yourself for the Women's Student Leadership Award


 

Lavender Leadership Award Recipient Vanessa Sanchez

Spring 2022 Lavender Student Leadership Award recipient Vanessa Sanchez (right) with Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson (left)

Lavender Student Leadership Award

Presented at Lavender Graduation, the Lavender Leadership Award is presented to an LGBTQIA+ or ally student who best serves UTSA as a leader, and has shown strong leadership and service towards the LGBTQIA+ community throughout their tenure at UTSA.

Nominate someone or yourself for the Lavender Student Leadership Award


 

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2021-2022 LGBTQIA+ Student Leadership Award recipient Danielle Nagad

LGBTQIA+ Student Leadership Award

Presented during LGBTQIA+ History in October, the LGBTQIA+ Leadership Award is presented to an LGBTQIA+ student who best serves UTSA as a leader, and has shown strong leadership and service towards the LGBTQIA+ community throughout their tenure at UTSA.

Nominate someone or yourself for the LGBQTIA+ Student Leadership Award


 

Native American/Indigenous Student Leadership Award

Presented during Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month, the Native American/Indigenous Student Leadership award will honor a UTSA student who has shown strong leadership and service towards the Native American and Indigenous community.

Nominate someone or yourself for the Native American/Indigenous Student Leadership Award


 

 Eliesha Perez AAPI Award recipient

AAPI Student Leadership Award

Presented at the culmination of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the AAPI Student Leadership award will honor a UTSA student who has shown strong leadership and service towards the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Nominate someone or yourself for the AAPI Student Leadership Award