Alumni Awards

The Syracuse University Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Engagement present the following awards to those whose achievements are truly exceptional. To submit a nomination for an award go to our nomination form.

George Arents Award

Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the Arents Award recognizes alumni who have excelled in their fields. The presentation of the award is a highlight of Orange Central.

Learn more about the Arents Award

See a list of past Arents Award recipients

Chancellor’s Citation

The Chancellor’s Citation is awarded to African American and Latino alumni in recognition of significant civic or career achievements. It was introduced in 1983 and has been presented since then at the triennial Coming Back Together reunion.

Learn more about the Chancellor’s Citation

Orange Circle Award

Introduced in 2009, the Orange Circle Award recognizes altruistic SU people who have done extraordinary things in the service of others.

Learn more about the Orange Circle Award

See a list of past Orange Circle Award recipients

Generation Orange Award

Introduced in 2013, the Generation Orange Award recognizes graduates of the last 10 years for their continued commitment to Syracuse Unversity.

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Melvin A Eggers Senior Alumni Award

The Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award is presented to those alumni who have graduated more than 50 years ago and have demonstrated loyalty and service to Syracuse University. This award will be conferred at the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award Dinner during Orange Central weekend.

Learn more about the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award 

See a list of past Eggers Award recipients