UW Outstanding Women of Color Awards due July 13

The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
  • community service;
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society; and
  • community building on- or off campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

How to nominate:

Prepare a nomination packet to include the following:

1.    A Letter of Nomination
2.    Two additional letters of support from the Nominee’s colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or community member)
3.    The Nominee’s updated curriculum vitae

Nominations are due by Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Send the nomination packet in print or electronic format (preferred) to: Rex Loehe, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, 109 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison WI 53706,

A selection committee comprising students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards. A complete list of previous UW-Madison and UW System Awardees can be found here.

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for 2016 will be announced on Sept. 1, 2016. A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held year’s celebratory event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.