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Student Leadership Award
Award Plaque for School

The ACBSP Student Leadership Award was created in order to recognize student leadership. No other business school accrediting body has an award like it.

It was given for the first time in spring of 2008 on each campus that chose to endorse this activity. The criteria for the award is not determined by ACBSP, but is determined by the individual campus. The only ACBSP-specified criterion is that the student must be pursuing a degree in business. In some cases, the campus may wish to give more than one award, though this is not encouraged.

Some possible uses of the award include:

  • Presenting it annually to the student leader of a student chapter on campus such as the SIFE team, or FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda, or Delta Epsilon Chi–DECA.
  • Recognizing leadership within the business honor society on campus such Delta Mu Delta, Sigma Beta Delta, or Kappa Beta Delta.
  • Or developing custom criteria to honor a deserving student selected by faculty, other students, or by the head of the business unit.

Once presented, the student may use this recognition on a resume and be honored at a graduation or honor awards assembly. The availability of a perpetual plaque in the wall of the business school adds value for the student long after departure from the college or university campus and is visible evidence to all visitors that the business unit supports leadership within the student body.

Award Plaque for Student

ACBSP provides access to a plaque that is given to the student and a larger perpetual plaque that remains on the wall of the business school with the name of each recipient each year. The cost to design and develop the plaques has been incurred by ACBSP and we have secured bulk pricing. However, each participating school is responsible for purchasing the plaques.

Each business unit deciding to participate in this program should submit a completed order form. This includes three lines of personalization for the individual plaque and an engraved plate for the perpetual plaque each year to replace the blank one.

Completed forms should be submitted to ACBSP for verification, and then will be forwarded to our supplier, Imagecraft. Once ACBSP receives your order, a confirmation will be sent within five business days via email.


If you have questions about this award program, please contact the Membership department at or 913.339.9356.