Diversity Programs

Judges' Report

External Constituencies

11 entries

Grand Gold Award

Rice University (Texas) - Celebrating 50 Years of Black Undergraduate Life at Rice

Rice 50

  • During 1965 and 1966, the first black undergraduate students were admitted to Rice University, marking one of the most significant milestones in the school's history. In celebration of 50 years of black undergraduate life, Rice University featured a yearlong series of events designed to reflect upon Rice's history, to celebrate culture and inclusiveness, and to foster the exchange of ideas across generations.

Gold Award

Arizona State University - Alumni Association Veteran Program

ASU Veterans

  • The ASUAA Veteran Program comprises three elements, all of which involve collaboration with other university programs and serve to further integrate ASUAA in the university and broader community.

Silver Award

University of Washington - Interrupting Privilege Alumni-Student Seminar

  • The UWAA, in collaboration with the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE), has created a new opportunity for alumni and students to explore together race and equity issues through a combination of lectures and intimate conversations in a one quarter course seminar called, Interrupting Privilege.

Bronze Award 

Texas A&M University - The State of Race and Policing in America Series

  • Given recent events regarding police and race in America, the Race and Policing Lecture Series was organized to promote a community-wide dialogue between researchers, law enforcement, and citizens. The series engaged students, faculty, and the broader public through dialog examining tensions between communities of color and law enforcement, race and community engagement efforts by local police departments, research on criminal justice and policing, and immigration enforcement at the local level.

Internal Constituencies

11 Entries

Grand Gold Award

Pennsylvania State University - All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (All In)

  • In the spring of 2016, a group of Penn State students looked to engage differently. They created a video of Penn Staters speaking honestly about their personal experiences with diversity. From there, All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion or All In was born. All In is a grassroots initiative focused on the University's core commitment to respectfully listen to different perspectives; to peacefully practice civil discourse; and to accept, support, and value one another, regardless of our differences. All In is a partnership with Penn State students, our President, the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Penn State Outreach and Online Education, Student Affairs, and WPSU.

Gold Award

Northern Michigan University - Remove the Label Campaign

  • This poster campaign and interactive event features individual NMU students covered in Post-it notes of the "labels" that have been put on them. The goal was to make viewers aware of the labels and stereotypes they may put on people and how those cloud our vision and cover up of the actual person underneath.

Remove the Label

Silver Award

Georgia Institute of Technology - 2016 Leading Women@Tech Program Launch and Closing

  • With support from the Office of the President, Institute Diversity launched Leading Women@Tech to engage senior and emerging women leaders at the Institute. The program was designed to create opportunities for women leaders and build a community of women who will advance a culture of inclusive excellence at Georgia Tech. It was also developed to strengthen leadership ability, enhance personal and professional growth, and support overall career development of the participants.

Bronze Award

Colorado State University - Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

  • The Division of University Advancement embarked on a multi-faceted diversity and inclusion strategy comprised of research-based interventions targeting: (1) recruitment and hiring practices, (2) performance evaluations, (3) training and development programs, and (4) internal communication practices. Three years into the strategy, findings from a longitudinal study of the division's organizational climate indicate significantly positive results.