To acknowledge and honor the exemplary
efforts of a student, faculty, or staff member who:
- Increases the appreciation for,
and the awareness of the benefits, importance, and relevance of diversity
- Works to advance the efforts of
the university to be more diverse and inclusive, identifies and challenges
obstacles, and identifies and builds assets and strengths.
Nominations are closed
Nominations were made
online by completing a simple form. The deadline to submit was April 13. Nominees have been notified and will have until 5
p.m. on May 4 to submit their candidate packets.
There will be one
(1) award for $2,500, for an individual.
All UNF students,
faculty, and staff are eligible.
Nominations may be
made by any person and nominees may self-nominate. Nominees should be those who
engage in diversity and inclusion initiatives, organizational programs, and/or
systemic activities and efforts. Nominees should create or enhance
opportunities for UNF students, faculty, and/or staff to develop in ways
related to diversity and inclusion.
Screening and Selection Procedures
For purposes of the
award selection process, diversity and inclusion initiatives are defined as
organizational programs, activities, and efforts, designed to promote and
support differences in people and society that may include race and ethnic
origin, gender, ability, religion, age, education, sexual orientation or other
The selection process includes:
- Nominations were accepted between
April 2 and midnight, April 13. Nominations are closed.
- The Commission on Diversity &
Inclusion (CODI) has contacted all nominees and communicated the
information required for a completed candidate packet.
- Nominees are required to submit the
following documentation by Friday, May 4 before 5 p.m.. Incomplete or late
packets will not be considered by the selection committee.
~ A personal letter written by the
nominee outlining the activities and achievements that demonstrate their
contributions toward diversity and inclusion [no more than two (2) typed pages]
~ Two (2) letters of reference [each
being no more than one (1) typed page]
- The award selection committee will
review the candidate packages and select two (2) to three (3) nominees to
interview. They will then, based off a combination of criteria ratings, make a
recommendation to the Commission on Diversity & Inclusion (CODI) by the end
- CODI will confirm the selection
committee’s recommendation [may handled electronically].
The selected nominee
will receive notification of the award before the end of June. Public
acknowledgement and the recipient’s award presentation will be made during the
2018 fall convocation, by the University President or designee.
For More Information and to Submit
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Nominees should send completed candidate packets by 5 p.m., May 4, either by
email to email@example.com or by U.S. mail
University of North Florida
Office of the President
c/o Commission on Diversity & Inclusion
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224