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The Sanctae Crucis Awards

The highest non-degree accolade that the College bestows on alumni, the Sanctae Crucis Awards are presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and in the service of justice.

Honoring Alumni

The Sanctae Crucis Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement is given to those who, as leaders in business, professional or civic life, live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards and whose private business or professional affairs are imbued with hard work and integrity.

The Sanctae Crucis Award for Outstanding Community Service honors those who seek to exemplify the long-standing Jesuit dedication to intellectual life, service of faith and promotion of justice.

Sanctae Crucis Award Winner
Honoring the College

Those who receive the Sanctae Crucis Award bring honor to the College and show the wider world the very best of what Holy Cross has to offer.

Sanctae Crucis award
Honoring the Mission

"To participate in the life of Holy Cross is to accept an invitation to join in dialogue about basic human questions:

  • What is the moral character of learning and teaching?
  • How do we find meaning in life and history?
  • What are our obligations to one another?"
Alumni Group
Submit a Nomination

Sanctae Crucis recipients are chosen from nominations made by alumni and friends of the College. Nominations need to make a compelling case for a nominee to be selected.

Nominations are currently closed. Nominations for the 2025 award winners will open in the fall 2024.