University Center Activities & Events (ucae)

Leadership & Service Awards




The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more in life there is to celebrate.
-Oprah Winfrey

Celebrate the gifts of student leadership and service at Duke and beyond In The Spotlight!

You are invited to nominate and recognize students, faculty, staff, alumni and student organizations for awards and other recognition that will be In The Spotlight this Spring. Nominations are now open for student leadership and service recognition opportunities that highlight the character, collaboration, and citizenship of undergraduate and graduate students and student organizations, as well as outstanding faculty, staff and alumni who help develop student leadership.

A transformation of the former Duke University Student Leadership and Service Awards program, In The Spotlight recognizes these individuals and organizations whose influence and achievements have made a significant impact on University life and beyond. The event is a community-wide celebration of leadership and inspiration!

Announcement of 2018 Recipients and Nominees

You Are Invited to Join Us In The Spotlight!

April 16, 2019
Penn Pavilion
5 pm – 7 pm

Explore opportunities for recognition by classification: 

Put Graduating Students In The Spotlight
Put Underclass Students In The Spotlight
Put Recognized Student Organizations In The Spotlight
Put Advisors, Alumni, and Friends In The Spotlight

Explore opportunities for recognition by title (including descriptions and deadlines):