UW Outstanding Women of Color Awards due Sept. 15

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
  4. A photo of the nominee if available

Nominations are due by Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Send the nomination packet in print or electronic format (preferred) to:

Or send to:

OWOC Nominations
Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer
175 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 2017 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Nov. 7, 2017. A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held at this year’s celebratory event on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2018, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.