NACA Awards - Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award- Campus Program

The Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award-Program was established to recognize programs at NACA® member institutions that positively contribute to the development of a diverse culture on campus.



ELIGIBILITY: Program must be offered at a current NACA® member school.

CRITERIA: The NACA Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, up to three recipients annually. Criteria will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Program must have been in place for a minimum of one year.
  • Program must have a demonstrated impact on enhancing the understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility among of the general campus community.
  • Program must demonstrate originality and innovation.
  • Program must exhibit effective implementation and evaluation procedures.

In addition to the nomination form, a general description of the program highlighting the criteria outlined above must be submitted. Nomination materials should demonstrate that the program accomplishes at least two of the following additional criteria:

  • Fosters meaningful relationships between diverse student groups
  • Challenges stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations
  • Helps students learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds
  • Generates awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures

Nomination Deadline: November 1

Nomination Form


Recent Winners of the Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award-Program

  • 2021 - The Diversity Advocate Certification, Augustana University (SD)
  • 2020 - iLead, Baker University (KS)
  • 2020 - Burgburst, Gettysburg College (PA)
  • 2020 - LatinX Voices Panel, Albertus Magnus College (CT)
  • 2019 - Learning to Be Chloe Again: A Survivor's Story, Missouri Western State University
  • 2019 - INTERSECT Social Justice Retreat, Appalachian State University (NC) 
  • 2019 - Festival Latino, University of Central Florida
  • 2018 - "Holi Moli", University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • 2017 - "Pride Kamp", College of Staten Island
  • 2016 – Cultural Conversation Series, University of New Orleans (LA)
  • 2015 – World Ready Curriculum, Fort Hays State University (KS)
  • 2014 – Thursdays in the D; Wayne State University (MI)
  • 2013 – One World, Many Differences; College of Staten Island (NY)
  • 2012 – Embrace Diversity Chalk Mural Competition; Eastern Illinois University
  • 2011 – Day of Solidarity; Xavier University (OH)
  • 2011 – Women of Color HERstory Celebration; Chatham University (PA)
  • 2011 – UK Homecoming Coalition; University of Kentucky

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