University of Delaware

Citizen of the Year

First Year and Upper Division

Who Does This Award Recognize?

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to his or her community above and beyond what is typically expected of residential students. This award is not for a staff member or a student who holds a formal leadership role in the complex (CCC executive board member, Green Team member, or NET Captain). This award should recognize a resident who is a great role model, good neighbor, and has positively impacted the residential experience of those around him/her. Nominations should include support detailing this resident’s involvement in complex activities; change he or she has initiated in self, peers, or the community; and/or other contributions this student has made to his or her community.

Up to two awards will be given (one for First Year area and one for Upper Division).


Any person or group at the University of Delaware may write a nomination. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Nominations Must Include:

  • The nomination statement should highlight the impact and contributions to his or her community outside of formal or elected leadership roles (see above description for more information). Nominations may range anywhere from 350 to 800 words in length.
  • At least one statement of support from a student, faculty, or staff member focusing on personal interactions and observations of the nominee. Multiple statements of support will be accepted and each statement can range from at least 1 paragraph to 1 page (350 words maximum).

Submit Your Nomination Today!

Statements of support should be included in the nomination form. Questions about the nomination process? Please contact Michele Kane or Tierra Fields.

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