Diversity Awards

Diversity Awards are presented annually for faculty diversity champions, staff diversity champions, and exemplary departments.

Purpose

The purpose of these awards is threefold:

  1. To recognize and reward individual faculty members, staff members, and departments in the College of Arts & Sciences who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to diversity, and the creation of an inclusive campus community;
  2. To create an incentive for an on-going commitment to diversity; and
  3. To communicate the College’s commitment to diversity.

The value and importance of diversity to the College of Arts & Sciences is reflected in the A&S Mission Statement, and it is defined in the A&S Definition of Diversity.

A&S Definition of Diversity

Previous Diversity Awards Winners

Awards

  • A plaque recognizing each honoree and department.
  • $1,000 to be awarded as a taxable honorarium to staff & faculty and $1,500 to Departments.

A&S Staff Diversity Champion Award

This award is for a staff member of the College of Arts & Sciences who embodies a commitment to diversity and the construction of an inclusive campus community, where a commitment to diversity means focusing on groups who have been systematically marginalized or excluded, and challenging systems of privilege.

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A&S Faculty Diversity Champion Award

This award is for a faculty member of the College of Arts & Sciences who embodies a commitment to diversity, and constructing an inclusive campus community, where a commitment to diversity means focusing on groups who have been systematically marginalized or excluded, and challenging systems of privilege.

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Exemplary Department Diversity Award

This award is for a department or program in A&S. The department or program should demonstrate an on-going commitment to diversity through the development of a comprehensive diversity plan that address the needs and concerns of students, staff and faculty, as well as pedagogy, professional development, and student inclusiveness.

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For further details, including criteria and the nomination process, contact Marian Vasser at (502) 852-2252  marian.vasser@louisville.edu