Each year the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents awards to outstanding alumni and friends of the College. The awards include:
- Citation of Merit
- Distinguished Service Award
- John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award
- Carrie Chapman Catt Public Engagement Award
- Dean's Arts and Humanities Award
- Young Alumnus/Alumna Award
Award recipients are honored at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honor and Awards Ceremony and the Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony at Homecoming each fall.