Student Leadership

Emerson Recognition & Achievement (ERA) Awards

Student Engagement and Leadership

A long-standing Emerson tradition, the Emerson Recognition & Achievement (ERA) Awards celebrate student and campus leadership while recognizing the infinite achievements of the Emerson College community.

The Nomination Process

Through a College-wide nomination process, 10 Specialized Awards are given to groups and individuals who have demonstrated particular excellence during the academic year.

Nominations are accepted for the following awards:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Emersonian of the Year
  • Fraternity and Sorority Member of the Year
  • 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
  • Student Spotlight Award

The nominations for the 2020 ERA Awards have closed. We look forward to sharing the 2020 recipients with you later this year. 

The Awards Ceremony

Unfortunately, the 2020 ERA Awards have been canceled due to concerns with COVID-19. We will be honoring the 2020 recipients at a later date. For more information, contact seal [at] (Student Engagement and Leadership).

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.