- Bicentennial Medal (2019)
- IUAA President's Award (2009)
- Z.G. Clevenger Award (1999)
Patrick O'Connor has served the IU Alumni Association with distinction since graduating in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in business. He became active in the Indianapolis Men's Club and served in several leadership roles from 1975-88 as board member, vice president and president.
As a former letter winner in swimming, O'Connor held leadership roles in the I-Men's Association of the IUAA, and eventually served as first president of the I Association when the I-Men and I-Women Associations merged in 2006. In 1999, he was honored with the Clevenger Award for distinguished service to the IU Athletics Department.
O'Connor is a past member of the IUAA's Executive Council, Varsity Club Board of Directors and the IU Foundation's Steering Committee for the 2004 Class Campaign and the 1997 Councilman/Billingsley Aquatics Center Capital Campaign.