Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards - Human Resources at Ohio State

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards

The Office of Human Resources and the Senate Diversity Committee annually recognize diversity efforts at The Ohio State University. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues to be selected as one of five recipients.

Nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards are accepted annually between December and January. The 2020 nomination period will be Monday, December 2, 2019, through Friday, January 17, 2020. The nomination form will be available when the period opens.

A luncheon was held for the 2019 award recipients on April 17 to celebrate their exceptional leadership of diversity efforts at The Ohio State University.

Congratulations to the 2019 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients.

Award Information

Recipients are honored at an annual ceremony and each receive a plaque and a $1,200 cash award. Honorees are recognized at a spring luncheon with university leadership, diversity ambassadors and supporters, and guests of the award recipients.

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.

Award nominees can be academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty, staff or retirees who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity or expression, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. The Senate Diversity Committee strongly encourages the nomination of deserving students.

Congratulations to all of the previous Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients. Thank you for your dedication and contributions to the university and diversity. Read more about their accomplishments and important work below.