Awards for Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Nomination

Southern Utah University Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SUU is committed to fostering an inclusive community of lifelong learners. We encourage our community members to make observations and inquires through an intersectional lens. We celebrate diverse approaches and points of view. We believe diversity makes us stronger, more innovative, and better prepared to compete in a global society. We provide education and programming opportunities that promote understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. We respect the rights of all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, immigration status, gender identity or gender expression

Outstanding Educator for Diversity & Inclusion
This individual or department supports the DEI Strategic Plan by creating and/or implementing curricula and research that address the contributions and impact of diverse voices and perspectives that are often overlooked in dominate culture focused classrooms, (particularly underrepresented marginalized groups, women, disabled persons, and LGBTQ+). 

Distinguished Faculty for Diversity & Inclusion
This individual supports the DEI Strategic Plan by creating and/or implementing curricula and research that address the contributions and impact of diverse voices and perspectives that are often overlooked in dominate culture focused classrooms, (particularly underrepresented marginalized groups, women, disabled persons, and LGBTQ+).

Distinguished Staff for Diversity & Inclusion
This individual supports the DEI Strategic Plan by engaging in meaningful and intentional programs and/or services that address and bring awareness to diversity, equity and inclusion issues in higher education which help to improve campus climate (what it "feels" like to live and work on our campus).

Directions: Please complete the nomination form in its entirety by 5 pm on January 31, 2020. Submissions received after this date will be acknowledged but will not be considered until the next cycle of awards.