Student Activities

Emerson Recognition and Achievement (ERA) Awards

A long-standing Emerson tradition, the Emerson Recognition and Achievement (ERA) Awards celebrate student and campus leadership while recognizing the infinite achievements of the Emerson College community. This celebratory night not only recognizes our leadership, it gives student organizations the opportunity to pass the reins of leadership from one leader to the next.

Nominations Are now Open!

Performers at ERA awards
Members of Emerson International perform at the 2015 ERA Awards.

The Nomination Process

Through a College-wide nomination process, 11 Specialized Awards are given to groups and individuals who have demonstrated particular excellence during the academic year.

Nominations are accepted for the following awards:

  • Advisor of the Year
  • Emersonian of the Year
  • Greek of the Year
  • Inclusive Excellence Student Award
  • Jennifer Stowers Quintal Visionary Award
  • Lion Pride Award
  • Organization of the Year
  • Orientation Leader of the Year
  • Outstanding Resident Assistant
  • Student Leader of the Year
  • Sustainability Advancement Award

The nomination period for the 2016 ERA Awards will open on Friday, February 26, 2016 and will close on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Nomination Form

The Awards Ceremony

Join us as we celebrate the infinite achievements of the Emerson community! The 2016 ERA Awards will take place on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown (275 Tremont St.). Tickets are free for all students.

For more information, contact ERA Awards Advisor Jason Meier at

Get Involved

All Emersonians—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—are welcome to participate in the ERA Awards, regardless of their affiliation with undergraduate student clubs and organizations. This event offers an excellent opportunity for networking and making connections among all community members. The ERA Awards offers all attendees a chance to learn more about what the collective community has accomplished over the course of the academic year. The night is one of Emerson College’s longest-standing and most important traditions.