Inclusive Excellence Awards: Application Guidelines

The deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can nominate?

  • Current UA Employees
  • Current UA Students

Who is eligible for this award?

Current UA staff, faculty, and students including academic or non-academic teams, units, and campus organizations. Past recipients of an Inclusive Excellence Award are ineligible for future nomination.

What are the nomination criteria?

Nominee (individual, team, or unit/organization) has demonstrated a significant contribution toward creating a diverse and inclusive UA community through the implementation of policies, procedures, initiatives, and/or programs in one or more of the following areas:

  • Recruitment and retention of an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, or student body
  • Fostering equality of opportunity within our campus community
  • Encouraging diverse perspectives on our campus
  • Creating a welcoming and supportive campus climate through efforts such as visibility, communication, and education
  • Other areas critical to establishing inclusive excellence at The University of Arizona

Nomination Categories

You may nominate candidates in multiple categories:

Student Awards

Individual Student, Student Clubs/Organizations

  • Students must be currently enrolled as UA undergraduate or graduate students at the time of their nomination
  • Student clubs or organizations must be currently recognized by the University
  • Student Award Nomination Form (PDF)

Faculty Awards

Individual Faculty, Faculty Team, Faculty Organization, or Academic Unit

  • Faculty must be current UA employees at the time of their nomination
  • Faculty teams consist of Interdisciplinary faculty teams or teams composed of faculty who are not within the same unit or organization
  • Academic units may be colleges, departments, or other organizational units
  • Faculty Award Nomination Form (PDF)

Staff Awards

Individual Staff, Staff Team, Staff Organization , or Non-Academic Unit

  • Staff must be current UA employees at the time of their nomination
  • Staff teams composed of staff who are not within the same unit or organization
  • Academic support/Non–academic units may be organizational units or departments
  • Staff Nomination Form (PDF)   

Supplemental Form

The Supplemental Form should be used for student, faculty, and staff team nominations.  It is not required for academic department or faculty organization nominations. 

Use this Supplemental Form to submit additional members' names for a team nomination. (PDF)


Who do I Contact If I Have Questions?

You may contact the Programs for Inclusive Excellence, Executive Office of the President at (520) 626.8080.

Inclusive excellence is a term originated by Clayton-Pederson, A. and McTighe-Musil, C. (2005). Defining “Inclusive Excellence.” Making Excellence Inclusive: Preparing Students and Campuses for an Era of Greater Expectations. 6-9: Association of American Colleges and Universities.