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OADI Honors Awards Ceremony

The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives holds an annual reception to recognize outstanding student, staff, faculty and alumni/ae achievements and contributions to our growing community of engaged scholar-leaders.

OADI Honors will be held on May 5, 2017. Please check back later for 2018 information!

General Information

  • The nominees must be nominated by faculty, staff, students, administrators, or local community partners.
  • Award recipients are selected by the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) Honors Awards Committee, which is comprised of OADI staff and Student Assistants.
  • A maximum of ten awards will be presented each year, and only a single award will be presented in each category.
  • The nominees may not receive a OADI Honors Award for two consecutive years.  
  • Semifinalists must attend the OADI Honors Awards ceremony.
  • Please view award criteria for specific information on nominating students, faculty, staff, alumni, and organizations.

Award Nomination Forms and Process

Nominations are currently OPEN. See individual award descriptions at the bottom of the page for links to the forms.

Awards Selection

  • Nominations will be reviewed by the OADI Honors Awards Committee, which is comprised of faculty, OADI staff and Student Assistants.
  • Only a single award will be presented per category.
  • Campaigning for votes will disqualify nominees for OADI Honors Awards. Campaigning by the nominee or via proxy, includes but is not limited to: banners, flyers, social media posts, mass emails, and similar forms of publicity.
  • Dr. A.T. Miller, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity, and OADI staff members will screen final nominations to achieve balance of nominee pool based upon program, college, race/ethnicity, major, gender, etc.
  • Award recipients are selected by the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) Honors Awards Committee, which is comprised of OADI staff and Student Assistants.
  • Semifinalists (and the selected recipient) must be present at OADI Honors in order to be recognized.

OADI Honors Awards Committee’s Principles of Ethics

  • All discussions, deliberations, e-mails and documentation related to the OADI Honors Awards Selection Process are considered confidential and will not be discussed with anyone outside of the committee.
  • The names of finalist or semifinalists are considered confidential and will not be discussed outside of the committee.
  • If a committee member, or relative of a committee member, is nominated for an award, she or he will recuse themselves from further participation in the selection for that particular award.
  • If any committee member feels they will lack objectivity in the selection process for a particular award, or are biased in any way, they will recuse themselves from the selection process for that award.
  • If any committee member is a member of any organization nominated for an award, they will recuse themselves from further participation in the selection for that award.

Undergraduate Awards | Undergraduate Organization Award | Graduate Mentor Award

Staff Award | Faculty Award | Alumni Award