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Student Activities Office

Bridge Builder AwardThis award is presented to students and/or student groups for a campaign, initiative, or program that has addressed a campus, local community, or global need. The recipient will have shown noteworthy collaboration and partnership between student organizations, living groups, dorms, teams, individual students, non-profit organizations, and/or governmental groups to raise awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions. Special attention will be given to those that have shown a commitment to exploration of diverse cultures, education about challenging issues, and/or social justice.

  • Bettina Arkhurst '18

Golden Beaver Award: GroupThis award is presented to student organizations, living groups, dorms, or teams that show a strong organizational structure or government, that provide outstanding programming, and that have a significant impact on campus life at MIT. Recipients will have shown dedication to continually improving their group and enhancing the campus environment.

  • MIT European Club

Golden Beaver Award: IndividualThis award is presented to undergraduate and graduate students who have created positive change within a student organization, living group, dorm, or team and subsequently improved campus life at MIT. Recipients will have shown dedication to their group and enhancing the campus environment, as well as an ability to overcome challenges.

  • Sebastian Palacios G
  • Favyen Bastani '16

Larry G. Benedict Leadership AwardThis award honors students who have shown dedication to empowering their fellow students to develop as leaders. Recipients are active mentors and coaches to their peers within the MIT community.

  • Eric Mannes '16

Outstanding New Student Leader AwardThis award honors up to two students in their first or second year at the Institute who show leadership promise. Recipients are students who have made exemplary contributions to a student organization, living group, department, lab, dorm, initiative, campaign, international project, or team and have helped that group and/or effort grow through their participation. This individual does not necessarily hold a leadership position and may be an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • Drew Bent '17