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Residence Life Student Recognition Programs


Student of the Month

Established in 2003, the Student of the Month (SOM) Committee has been designed to recognize individual students for their achievements, both scholastic and co-curricular. The perennial plaques hung in the Office of Residence Life list the names of all SOM award winners from February 2003 to present. Student award recipients are honored with a certificate and invited to a luncheon in Cranston Marché. If you wish to nominate someone for Student of the Month, please fill out the nomination form.

Emily Brown named February 2021 Student of the Month 

Emily Brown, from Rochester, New York has been named Student of the Month for February by the Office of Residence Life. Emily was nominated for this award by Lisa Newell, the Director of Student Conduct. 

Emily has a 3.81 GPA and is a very active student on campus. She is part of the Jump Start program, a New Student Orientation leader, and held two leadership positions on the Executive Board of Sigma Gamma Phi. In addition to that, she is involved in various community service opportunities such as the Relay for Life, Community clean-ups, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, etc. Emily loves to volunteer and stay involved in her community because “[t]hese opportunities have allowed me to meet new people as well as gain leadership skills.” 

When asked about her favorite things about Fredonia, Emily stated: “[o]ne of my favorite things about Fredonia has to be how kind and welcoming everyone is! When I came to Fredonia, I immediately felt right at home because you can feel the sense of community right away. Another thing that I love about Fredonia is all the amazing opportunities it has to offer! There is truly something for everyone here at Fredonia and I will forever be grateful for all the opportunities.” After graduation, Emily plans on attending graduate school to get her Master’s Degree. Her goal is to one day be a first-grade teacher or teach a special education class.  

RA of the Month

Resident Assistants are in the unique position to connect with our students on both a personal and professional level. RA of the Month recognizes these students who have gone above and beyond for their residents and fellow staff members while keeping the university's Baccalaureate Goals in mind. If you wish to nominate an RA, please fill out the nomination form.


Program of the Month

At present, Program of the Month nominations can be submitted in 3 distinct categories: CAPE program, social justice program, and community builder program based around the Resident Assistant Programming Model. Programs will be evaluated by the committee and winners will be chosen every month. RA's will be notified of appropriate dates for submissions as well as the criteria evaluated on.

The Honors Student of the Month Program is a collaboration between the Honors Program and Honors House, which is part of the Office of Residence Life.  This program is a wonderful addition to the Student of the Month Program, begun in Spring 2003 to recognize outstanding SUNY Fredonia students. This year, the Honors Student of the Month Committee will recognize students with accomplishments in one or more program pillars: Learn. Lead. Live. Nominations of students who embody or intentionally support our campus in honoring diversity, enhancing wellness, and promoting career-readiness are especially encouraged.

The student selected as the Honors Student of the Month will receive a gift card to the Bookstore and a certificate. In addition, the student’s name will be engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Office of Residence Life, and the student will have a biographical article published in the Campus Report. 

To nominate a student, please fill out this nomination form.

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