NDSU Advancing Inclusion Award

North Dakota State University‚Äôs core values reflect our commitment to engaging diversity in its many manifestations; academic, intellectual, cultural, ideological, personal, ethnic, experiential, and others. Not only do our values lead us to strive to be a place in which differences co-exist and mutually inform our growth into the future; but as a Bison family, we are committed to being a place in which all truly belong together. This collective project to build a culture of universal belonging is the work of inclusion. 

The Advancing Inclusion Award is given annually to an NDSU department, committee, group, or unit that has worked collaboratively to promote an inclusive culture by enhancing or contributing to the overall environment of the community or university. The award recognizes the implementation of practices, programs, procedures, and similar actionable processes which result in a mutually identified sense of belonging and thriving for all people across any number of axes of diversity including: race, class, sex, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, religion, age, and veteran status among others. 

All NDSU departments, committees, student groups, units, etc., are eligible for this nomination.

Nomination Process 
Nominations may be made by any student, staff, faculty, or administrator and will be reviewed by members of the Advancing Inclusion Selection Committee. Nominations are due by 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020.

Questions about the nomination process can be directed to the Equity Office at 701-231-5263 or creighton.brown@ndsu.edu 

Advancing Inclusion Award - Nomination Materials


Nomination Information

Nomination Form


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