Each year the Diversity Committee recognizes one student and one faculty member from the Evans School for their contributions and willingness to be a champion for diversity at the Evans School, at the University of Washington, and in the broader community.


Any Evans School student or faculty member can be nominated and further considered for the awards.


Awards will be based on contributions “beyond the call of duty” involving auspicious success (leadership, innovation, initiatives, creativity) in furthering a diverse, impartial, and inclusive academic environment at the UW, as well as the Evans School and/or broader Seattle community.

Illustrations include:

  • Serving on Evans School or University wide boards, committees, or student interest groups that focus on empowering underrepresented or minority students (gender, race, orientation/identity, first generation, disability, etc.)
  • Developing academic support programs
  • Establishing pipeline programs from high school, or undergraduate to graduate school
  • Creating curricula enabling students to appreciate the dynamics of intergroup relations and enhancing free exchange of ideas surrounding controversial issues
  • Development of teaching methods that are especially inclusive and interactive
  • Creativity in conflict resolution
  • Promotion of programs for people with disabilities

Further consideration can be given for:

  • Demonstrated dedication to raising issues of diversity and protecting civil and human rights
  • Development of innovative or contemporary measures to fight discrimination and its effects
  • Fostering positive communication and actively promoted intergroup relations among persons of different backgrounds
  • Participation in a variety of corporate and community events that promotes mutual respect, acceptance, cooperation, and tolerance

Nomination Process

Please submit the following materials to the Diversity Award Subcommittee at chrise23@uw.edu no later than May 2, 2014:

  • Name and contact information
  • 300 to 500 word nomination, containing a description of contributions of the candidate to promoting a diverse, impartial, and inclusive academic environment at UW and the Evans School.
  • Additional letters of support or documentation that also clearly present evidence of the candidate's qualifications may also be appended.