Recognize diversity and inclusion efforts at CWRU

The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University is seeking nominations for its annual Diversity Achievement Awards. These awards are given to members of the university community in recognition of significant contributions toward enhancing the university’s commitment to diversity through inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue.

These awards recognize and encourage such contributions that may include promoting respect, building community, establishing effective cross-cultural initiatives, and advocating equity and inclusion within the university community.

Award categories and criteria

  • Faculty Diversity Excellence Award: Recognizes a faculty member’s contributions or efforts made toward enhancing the goals of diversity, equity inclusion and multiculturalism at the university, particularly in the areas of teaching, research or service that exceeds the routine expectations of the faculty’s position.
  • Staff Diversity Excellence Award: Recognizes a staff member who promotes a culture of inclusion that encourages relationships and interactions among people of diverse backgrounds. Also, promotes a culture that enhances human dignity, diversity and inclusion on campus.
  • Undergraduate Student Diversity Excellence Award: Recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism through academic excellence, service, volunteerism and/or research.
  • Graduate/Professional Student Excellence Award: Recognizes a graduate or professional university student who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism through academic excellence, service, volunteerism and/or research.
  • Department/Office/Unit Excellence Award: Recognizes an office, department or unit that has demonstrated a commitment to building a workplace and learning space that is inclusive of difference and values various aspects of diversity. This commitment should be evident by proactive actions including, but not limited to, inclusive policies and procedures, workshops and trainings and other undertakings that help to create an inclusive environment within the department/office or unit.
  • Senior Leadership Diversity Excellence Award: Recognizes a university dean, executive or other senior administrators for their contributions to campus diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Collaboration Diversity Excellence Awards: Recognizes a successful inclusion and/or diversity-related campus collaboration or partnership between departments, offices, institutes, organizations and others. The partnerships can be an ongoing or short-term partnership.

Submit a nomination

Members of the university community can submit a nomination through CampusGroups. 

The online form will ask for the following information:

  • Nominee
  • Nominee’s email address
  • Nominee’s phone number
  • Award category

Additionally, nominators are asked to attach a separate document to discuss the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

The deadline for receipt of all nominations is Tuesday, March 1. Submit a nomination.

Those with questions can contact Michael Bustamante, director of diversity and strategic initiatives in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, at 216.368.3206.