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President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity

February 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement invites faculty, staff, and students to nominate their peers through Friday, April 2, 2021 for the President’s Awards for Excellence in Diversity

These awards honor individuals and programs that have made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity (broadly defined) within the Stanford University community. The awards are intended to recognize that a diverse campus community enhances our institutional excellence by broadening and strengthening the university's mission of teaching, learning and scholarship. The awards recognize contributions to diversity in many aspects of university life. Examples include: development of innovative recruitment programs that attract students, staff, and/or faculty who add to Stanford's diversity (broadly defined); exceptional mentoring of students whose background, experience, and interests contribute to diversity on campus; development and implementation of effective advancement opportunities for our diverse population of employees; development of curricular and/or research projects on topics focusing on peoples' identities, origins and cultures within the United States and globally that enrich students' education in novel ways; and development or enhancement of activities that build community within and among diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty.

AWARDS:  Three awards may be confirmed each year, one to an individual or campus unit (department, program or office) from among the students, staff, and faculty. Nominations are valid for one year.

WHO MAY NOMINATE:  Any member of the Stanford community (student, staff, or faculty) may nominate an individual or office whose contributions fit the description above.

HOW TO NOMINATE:  Submit a letter (not to exceed 3 pages) to the President’s Diversity Awards Committee. Nominations must include the name and position of the nominator and clearly describe the exceptional contributions that make the nominee (individual or campus unit) deserving of this award. Submit nomination letters via email to Melanie Rappa, mrappa@stanford.edu.  (Questions? Please contact Melanie Rappa for assistance.)

DEADLINE TO NOMINATE: The nomination period will be open from Monday, February 8 - Friday, April 2, 2021.   

SELECTION PROCESS: Nominations will be reviewed by the President's Diversity Awards Committee. Awards will be announced in the Spring.