The Equity & Inclusion Award



The Equity and Inclusion Award is presented to an individual, campus/community program or service who or which has demonstrated creativity, innovation, and success in making a significant contribution and impact in the area of multicultural understanding and appreciation. The purpose of this award is to encourage and recognize outstanding efforts addressing cultural diversity issues in higher education.

The selection criteria for the Equity and Inclusion Award are as follows:

  • Addresses a specific campus, community or organizational equity and inclusion need or issue.
  • Contributes to addressing student and/or campus equity and inclusion need(s) or issue(s).
  • Seeks to promote understanding and responsiveness to equity and inclusion issues.
  • Encourages student, faculty, staff, alumni and/or community involvement.
  • Enhances the appreciation of equity and inclusion as a way of life on the college or university campus.
  • Sustains activities and programs that promote an atmosphere of inclusiveness for all students.

Past Honorees

1996

Indianola After School Project, Otterbein University

1997

Dr. Rebecca Parker, The Ohio State University

1998

Intro to Student Affairs, Kent State University

1999

N/A

2000

Friendly Town, Ashland University

2001

N/A

2002

MLK, Jr. Day of Learning, Capitol University

2003

N/A

2004 The Tunnel of Oppression, Wright State University
2005 Racial Awareness Program (RAPP), University of Cincinnati
2006 N/A
2007 President Jack Calareso and the President's Task Force on Multiculturalism, Ohio Dominican University
2008-2011 N/A
2012 D-L Stewart, Bowling Green State University
2013 Vorley Taylor, The Ohio State University - Newark & COTC
2014-2015 N/A
2016 Preferred Name Policy, Ohio University
2017 Adan Hussain, The Ohio State University
2018 Diversity 360, Case Western Reserve University
2019 Sally Leber, Ohio Wesleyan University
2020 Bill Fischer for the Chosen Name Policy, University of Dayton
2021