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The Bucky Awards

The Bucky Awards is an annual recognition ceremony to honor the achievements of student organizations and individual student leaders across multiple award categories.

Awards are presented by the Center for Student Involvement, Office for Multicultural Learning (OML), and Office of Residence Life.


The nomination process for the 2018 Bucky Awards will begin in late winter/early spring.


Spring Quarter 2018 (exact date TBA)


Center for Student Involvement Awards

Recognizes one of the 9 chartered student organizations (CSOs) for outstanding work at Santa Clara.


  • 2017: Multicultural Center (MCC)
  • 2016: Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP)
  • 2015: Multicultural Center (MCC)
  • 2014: Into the Wild
Office for Multicultural Learning Awards

Meaning "keep going" or "move forward" in Hawaiian, this award recognizes a student or student organization that has demonstrated progressive leadership on campus by challenging the status quo, pushing the borders of our comfort zones, and living the values of diversity and inclusion at Santa Clara.


  • 2017: Marlene Cerritos-Rivas
  • 2016: Barkada
  • 2015: Igwebuike
  • 2014: Students for a Just Coalition
Office of Residence Life Awards

Awarded to the Community Council that demonstrated great leadership and went above and beyond for their community.


  • 2017: CyPhi RLC
  • 2016: Communitas RLC
  • 2015: Unity RLC

Recognizes one of the over 130 registered student organizations (RSOs) for excellent work at Santa Clara.


  • 2017: Together for Ladies of Color (TLC)
  • 2016: Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • 2015: Creating Progress at Home
  • 2014: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Highlights an exceptional event that was planned and hosted by an undergraduate student organization.


  • 2017: Walk-Out - Stand in Solidarity with the Undocumented Community at SCU (Undocumented Students & Allies Association)
  • 2016: Un Dia en Latin America (MEChA-El Frente)
  • 2015: Relay for Life (Colleges Against Cancer)
  • 2014: Vagina Monologues

Highlights an outstanding event that was developed and sponsored by two or more undergraduate student organizations.

  • 2017: Rainbow Prom (SCCAP & Rainbow Resource Center)
  • 2016: OUTober's Got Talent (Santa Clara Queer, GASPED & Rainbow Resource Center)
  • 2015: Beyong Guilt: Solidarity Through Action (MCC & SCCAP)
  • 2014: Global Village (MCC & cultural RSOs)

This award recognizes Santa Clara undergraduate students for unique contributions to campus.


  • 2017: Jason Nguyen, Marisa Pashby & Zipporah Ridley
  • 2016: Blair Libby & Yesenia Veamatahau
  • 2015: Adrielle Williams, Desiree Williams & Claire Muller
  • 2014: Erica Valle & Carlos Martinez

Recognizes an undergraduate transfer student for significant contributions to the Santa Clara community.


  • 2017: George Giannos
  • 2016: Sarabella Muise
  • 2015: Robert Bernal

Recognizes a first year student for significant contributions to the Santa Clara community.


  • 2017: Maria Glorioso
  • 2016: Drew Descourouez
  • 2015: Jack Herstam
  • 2014: Kassamira Carter-Howard


Email if you have questions about the nomination process or ceremony.