Program - Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award

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.


  • 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:

  • Program fosters meaningful relationships between diverse student groups
  • Program challenges stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations
  • Program helps students learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds
  • Program generates awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures

Nominees may be self-nominated, nominated by a colleague, or nominated by a school member. To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form and include the following as attachments:

  • Program description highlighting the judging criteria. 

  • Optional: Additional supporting materials (i.e. letters, publicity, newspaper reviews, recognition, etc.). may be included.

Nomination Deadline: November 1

Past Award Recipients

2024 - Achievement Initiative for Minority Males, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
2023 - FERIA: Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff & Lowrider Car Show, DePaul University (IL)
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