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SADC Pursuit of Inclusion Staff or Program Award

*Deadline: November 29, 2021

In 2008 The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Utah founded a diversity council to address issues of diversity and inclusion related to our work with students. The Student Affairs Diversity Committee (SADC) met for the first time in July 2009, and included representatives from each office in the Student Affairs division. This Committee helps to identify the needs of each office and seeks to enhance our knowledge and culturally competencies. It is important that our staff functions and interacts competently with our increasingly diverse campus community as we play a significant role in creating a safe and welcoming campus environment for all of our students, staff and faculty.

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or program within Student Affairs who strives to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes the broad scope of diversity within the division and the University community. The recipient who is selected will be eligible for a $500 stipend from the Student Affairs Diversity Committee.

Nominations are invited for the 8th annual Student Affairs Diversity Committee Pursuit of Inclusion Staff Award.

Criteria for consideration:

Nominations must be completed and submitted using the form below. Additionally, they must show how the nominee meets some or all of these criteria:

  1. Helps to educate professionals within Student Affairs on topics related to diversity;
  2. Strives to create a platform for dialogue and sharing of information;
  3. Participates in ongoing diversity related training and dialogue;
  4. Collaborates with other committees/departments to ensure that inclusion and diversity-related issues are included;
  5. Works with students to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes the broad scope of diversity within the division and the University


Eligibility for individuals: All full-time and part-time staff members with at least one year of service within Student Affairs.

Eligibility for programs: All Student Affairs programs in departments (please note the department the entity or program is affiliated with) and offices are eligible for this award. (We will not accept Department nominations, but individual programs within the departments or programs within the Division will be accepted).

Nominees should meet one or more of the criteria listed above. The Selection Committee will only consider information provided in the nominating online form below, please be thorough in your description of the nominee.


*Nominations must be submitted by November 29, 2021 using the following nomination form. The Committee will only consider persons for whom nominations have been received by the deadline. 

One award (either individual or programmatic) will be given at the holiday luncheon for all Student Affairs employees scheduled for December 8, 2021.

Last Updated: 11/4/21