The Cardinal Leadership Celebration is the University's annual award ceremony which seeks to recognize the accomplishments of Catholic University students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and service both on campus and within the local community. In addition to fulfilling the unique criteria of each award, the recipients also demonstrate a commitment to the distinct mission and purpose of The Catholic University of America. 

There are 19 total awards for which students can be nominated for including general nominations, class-specific nominations, and graduate student-specific nominations. Along with this, students who participate in Build Your Nest will be recognized during the ceremony. 

For more information, click on the "Awards" button on the right or email the Office of Campus Activities at

The Cardinal Leadership Celebration is held annually in April. This year, the celebration will be held on April 23, 2024, from 5-7 pm, in the Pryzbyla Center Great Rooms.