Graduate College Medallion Program

The Graduate College Medallion Program will honor exceptionally involved and high-achieving students. All graduate and professional students qualify for the program and may participate. For those who choose to be a part of the Medallion Program, they will need to accumulate at least 100 points using the point system below. Those who do so will be awarded a Graduate College Medallion the semester they graduate. We encourage the medallions to be worn at commencement as part of your graduation regalia!

Program Requirements and Semester Deadlines

 

To receive a Graduate College Medallion, graduate and professional students must earn at least 100 points from the point system below before their graduation. When a student has completed at least 100 points, he/she will submit a Medallion Completion form. The form must be signed by their graduate faculty advisor and department chair/coordinator. Students will then submit the form to the Graduate College for review and verification. Students should only submit a form the semester they are graduating. In addition, students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA in their final semester.

Students who are graduating in Spring, will be awarded a Medallion at the Graduate Showcase. If they cannot attend this event, they may also pick the medallion up from the Graduate College Welcome Center (GTW 200).

Students who are graduating in Summer or Fall, will be awarded a Medallion at the Rebel Grad Slam Finals event. If they cannot attend this event, they may also pick the medallion up from the Graduate College Welcome Center (GTW 200).

Only points earned within the last six years of concurrent enrollment as a graduate student at UNLV will count towards the program.

Students must submit the Completion form to gradrebel@unlv.edu by:

  • Friday, November 6, 2020, if graduating in Fall 2020
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, if graduating in Spring 2021
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021, if graduating in Summer 2021
  • Wednesday, September 29, if graduating in Fall 2021
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022, if graduating in Spring 2022
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022, if graduating in Summer 2022
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, if graduating in Fall 2022

Only points earned within the last six years of concurrent enrollment as a graduate student at UNLV will count towards the program.

 

Point System for the Graduate College Medallion Program

100 points are required to complete the Graduate College Medallion Program. Only points earned within the last six years of concurrent enrollment as a graduate student at UNLV will count towards the program. Students can earn respective points by completing the following:

  • 80 points: Must be 1.) UNLV/Graduate College Fellowship (i.e., Barrick Graduate Fellowship, Hermsen Fellowship, President’s UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship, UNLV Graduate College STEM Fellowship); or 2.) Recognized Fellowship from U.S. granting agency or major non-profit (minimum amount of $15,000). For non-UNLV/Graduate College Fellowships, we need proof of the Fellowship and it will be subject to review and approval. If you have questions regarding fellowships that meet this point-value, please email GradRebel@unlv.edu. Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantships (TTDGRA) do not count towards the Medallion Program's point requirements.

  • 75 points: Dean's Star (This award is given out at the discretion of the Graduate College Dean)

  • 40 points: Certification completion: Research, Teaching, Mentorship, or Communication (GCRC, GCTC, GCMC, GCCC)

  • 40 points: RAMP (Graduate College Research and Mentorship Program)

  • 40 points: Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program

  • 25 points: Dean's Choice (This award is given out at the discretion of the Graduate College Dean)

  • 20 points: Grad Rebel Ambassadors Program

  • 20 points: Grad Rebel Advantage Mentor

  • 20 points: UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards, Summer Doctoral Fellowship, Nevada Regents' Scholar Award

  • 20 points: Graduate Showcase presenter

  • 20 points: Inspiration, Innovation, Impact presenter

  • 15 points: GPSA Exec Board member, per year

  • 10 points: GPSA representative, per year

  • 10 points: Writing Boot Camp

  • 10 points: Rebel Grad Slam participants (10 points per each round students advance to; can be repeated each year)

  • 10 points: Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum presentation or poster, per year

  • 10 points: Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception poster presentation or panelist, per year

Program Benefits

This program celebrates graduate and professional students commitments to being both involved and engaged with the wider campus community. Through participation in Graduate College sponsored programs, events, and professional development opportunities, students become strong, collaborative leaders at the university and beyond.

Past Medallion Recipients

Graduate College Distinguished Service Medallion

The Graduate College Distinguished Service Medallion represents a prestigious award conferred by the UNLV Graduate College to alumni and/or community members. Dean Korgan and Graduate College team members choose individuals to be the recipient of this award. It is bestowed upon individuals who have performed “above and beyond the call of duty” in service to the Graduate College.

The Graduate College Distinguished Service Medallion represents a prestigious award conferred by the UNLV Graduate College to alumni and/or community members. Dean Korgan and Graduate College team members choose individuals to be the recipient of this award. It is bestowed upon individuals who have performed “above and beyond the call of duty” in service to the Graduate College.

2018 Recipients
  • Dr. Kyle Kaalberg, Special Projects Director, UNLV Office of the President
  • Sue DiBella, Interim Executive Director, UNLV Office of Community Engagement
2019 Recipients
  • Dr. Linda Jarosz
2020 Recipients
  • Dr. Carolyn Reedom, M.Ed. ‘74, Ph.D. ’85, Founding Chair of the Graduate College Dean's Leadership Council
  • Janis Riceberg, M.Ed. ’89, Founding Vice Chair of the Graduate College Dean's Leadership Council