Senior Leadership Awards at Rose Hill

The Senior Leadership Awards Committee recognizes graduating seniors each year through the Senior Leadership Award and the Reverend Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Award.

The Awards

Senior Leadership Award

This recognition is awarded each year to six to eight seniors who exhibit the ability to lead, organize, empower and inspire fellow students. Each nominee should possess a high degree of commitment, creativity, innovation, initiative and integrity. As quality leadership is a way of conductive one's self and not merely possessing a title or position, candidates need not have held positions of high visibility.

Reverend Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Award

This recognition is awarded to one senior who exhibits a deep passion for and commitment to social justice and awareness within the Fordham community as well as within the Greater New York community. Reverend Fitzpatrick valued the importance of these characteristics and the recipient of this award must uphold and exemplify these traits. Such an award demands a comprehensive presence of social justice in the life of the student and living the Ignatian value of cura personalis.

The Dorothy Day Peacemaker Award for Leadership in Social Action

This recognition is presented to a graduating Senior whose life and actions have come to embody the legacy of this award’s namesake. This leader has sought to advocate for those who have been oppressed and marginalized, has spent countless hours of service & engagement in solidarity with the community, and has truly answered the call to be an individual “for and with others.” Most especially, this Senior has demonstrated exemplary leadership while seeking to build bridges and create sustained dialogue across the Fordham community, encouraging all to live true to Dorothy Day’s message that, “love and ever more love is the only solution to every problem that comes up.”

Nominating students for the Senior Leadership Awards

Nominations should be no less than 200 words and highlight the main reasons that the student you are nominating is most deserving of a Senior Leadership Award or the Reverend Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, SJ Award. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the Fordham community (faculty, staff, students) and must be submitted online. Please individualize your nominations; nominations that are identical (copy/pasted) will not be considered. Nominees must have an expected graduation date of 2022.

Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit a copy of their resume to be considered for an award.

Nominations for the Class of 2022 are open!

Thank you for your continued support of our outstanding student leaders and your assistance in recognizing those who have served as leaders within our campus community. Please use the following link to submit your nomination: 2022 Senior Leadership Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March 7, 2022.