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The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact Awards


The SSW Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion seeks to recognize outstanding individuals or groups in the School of Social Work who have demonstrated their commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at the School and/or in the community. These awards are open to all current SSW students, faculty, staff, groups, and registered student organizations, and may be awarded to up to three individuals or groups.

Award recipients embody the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to personal growth and development around DEI topics (including confronting own implicit bias, exploring structural and systemic oppression, etc.)
  • Displays commitment to valuing DEI above and beyond assigned job responsibilities
  • Exhibits a true commitment to the promotion and prioritization of anti-racism
  • Facilitates opportunities to bring people in the school together across positionalities, to promote understanding and to celebrate diversity
  • Builds lasting and meaningful partnerships with organizations and communities beyond SSW
  • Invests in student development around DEI (teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, developing student services [academic support, mentorship, etc.], programming, curriculum development, enhancement of free exchange of ideas around controversial issues, development of more inclusive and interactive teaching methods, etc.)
  • Participates in, creates, and publicizes programs or events that promote DEI
  • Implements creative and inclusive work policies and initiatives to support the needs of a diverse staff
  • Advocates for DEI practices, helping to develop appropriate DEI practices, resources, and tools, and mentoring colleagues seeking to contribute to DEI efforts
  • Engages in research and scholarship to advance DEI consciousness

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