The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award

The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award recognizes faculty leadership of student-led projects and initiatives related to diversity. Any full-time A&S faculty member is eligible for the A&S Diversity Award. Faculty members may nominate themselves, or they may be nominated by any member of the A&S community. Nominations are due by the end of March of each year. The award will be presented in April at the Arts & Sciences’ Diversity Network Reception and announced in August at the Arts & Sciences’ Opening Day ceremony by the College Dean.

Award criteria

Educational influence on BGSU students is the main criterion that the A&S Diversity Committee will consider in determining the recipient of the A&S Diversity Award. The selected faculty member will have led a student project or initiative that increased awareness of at least one diversity related issue. Projects to be considered for recognition may be undertaken within the BGSU campus community or extend to off campus locations in order to foster change in local, state, national, and international communities.

Nominations process

Applications may be submitted electronically below by clicking the Submit a Nomination button.

Applications should include the following:

  • A nominating letter explaining the specific ways in which the candidate promoted diversity.
  • At least one letter of support from a student or community member who was influenced by the nominee's project or initiative.
  • An outline of the diversity project or initiative that the committee is to consider.  This should be limited to between 300 and 500 words.

All nomination materials should be combined into a single PDF document and will need to be submitted by 5PM, Friday, March 29, 2019.  Late nominations will not be considered.


See the full list of Arts & Sciences Diversity Award Recipients

Submit a nomination