Diversity Awards Program

The Diversity Awards Program rewards and recognizes outstanding commitment to diversity at the University of Arkansas.

Coordinated by the Employee Development Program, awards are given to employees annually and announced at the Employee Awards Banquet in October. Nominations are solicited and an independent judging committee determines the winners. The deadline for nominations is August 1.

Diversity Awards Requirements

Completion of the Diversity Certificate Program is a factor used in judging.

Individual Diversity Award

The employee must:

  • Have completed the Diversity Certificate Program
  • Be nominated or may nominate self
  • Show a clear commitment to diversity on campus
  • Provide supporting materials, including a named reference

Team Diversity Award

Certificate program completion by all members of the team is not necessary to qualify (but of course helps). The team must:

  • Be nominated or may nominate own team
  • Show a clear commitment to diversity on campus
  • Provide supporting materials, including a named reference

Incentives

  • Recognition at the Employee Awards Banquet
  • Letter to the recipient(s)' supervisor or department head
  • Monetary award of $500 for an individual and $2,500 for a team