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I am Brave

The recognition form for 2020-2021 is open. Please review the FAQs to learn more about the nomination process.

Recognize a Student

Recognition Tips

Here are some helpful tips to consider when writing a nomination:

  • Use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. What you write will be identical to what is printed on the certificate.
  • Use full sentences, no fragments.
  • Describe a specific time that the nominee exemplified leadership skills on campus.


What is “I am Brave”?

“I am Brave” is a leadership recognition program for Bradley students. The program recognizes student leaders who are the essential elements of the University community, including student employees, leaders in student organizations, resident assistants, students that excel in the classroom, and so on. Every year, students, faculty and staff are asked to nominate students who they feel display and utilize strong leadership skills that contribute to the campus and beyond.

Who can be recognized/who can recognize?

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Partners can nominate students. All Bradley students, undergraduate or graduate, are eligible as long as they are enrolled in the Fall and Winter semesters of the school year they are nominated.

Can faculty or staff members be recognized?

The I am Brave leadership recognition campaign is for students only. Faculty and staff can be recognized through other award processes on campus.

Is there a limit to how many students you can recognize?

There is no limit to the number of students an individual can nominate. Nominators are encouraged to compose a meaningful description for each nomination. Note that nominated students must respond to the automated email upon receiving a nomination.

What do students who are recognized receive?

Nominated students will be recognized with an “I am Brave” shirt and a certificate.