The NDSU Women and Gender Studies program has been selected to receive this year’s NDSU Impact Award. The award will be presented during the Tapestry of Diverse Talents induction ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon in the Memorial Union Century Theater.
The Impact Award was created in 2007 to recognize departments, groups and units that have demonstrated a significant contribution to advancing diversity and inclusion at the university.
The NDSU Women and Gender Studies program was selected for its outstanding commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, respected and safe. The program is recognized for providing classroom opportunities for students to explore the meaning of gender in society, as well as out-of-classroom learning experiences, such as NDSU Women’s Week and the Red River Women’s Studies Conference. Nominators cited the program’s long-standing commitment to addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, LGBTQI diversity, transnational women’s perspectives and men and masculinity studies as examples of work to support all diverse identities.
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