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President’s Awards and Initiatives

President’s Writing Awards

For more than 35 years, the President’s Writing Awards have recognized undergraduate students who excel in academic writing. Categories include critical analysis, research and creative writing.

President’s Community Service Award

The University President’s Community Service Award for Faculty and Staff is a prestigious distinction that celebrates and honors the remarkable contributions of university employees who have displayed an extraordinary dedication to serving and enriching the broader community. This esteemed accolade recognizes individuals whose commitment to community engagement, philanthropy, and active volunteerism has demonstrated a profound positive influence beyond the boundaries of the campus. Through their efforts, leadership initiatives, and meaningful collaborations with external organizations, awardees exemplify the university’s values of civic responsibility and social impact, setting an inspiring example for their colleagues and fostering a culture of benevolence and community betterment throughout the academic institution. Nominate someone for the President’s Community Service Award.

Community Engagement

University faculty, staff and students actively collaborate with a diverse group of non-profit organizations, local governments, and private sector companies across the Treasure Valley, Idaho, the United States, and the world.

Conviction and Conversation in Contested Times

Our Conviction and Conversation in Contested Times series brings together members of our community to discuss sometimes difficult but important, timely topics.

Professor of Practice

Boise State’s Professor of the Practice program identifies talented and accomplished business, scientific and artistic leaders from around the country and beyond and invites them to bring world-class experience and excitement to Boise State students.

Growth Mindset

Explore growth mindset to challenge your way of thinking.