University Award for Inclusive Excellence

University Award for Inclusive Excellence


Purpose: Recognizes faculty and P&S staff who have advanced the university’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond their usual job responsibilities.


Eligibility: Employed by Iowa State University for 3 years or more. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.


Nature of the award: $1,500 award presented annually at the University Awards Ceremony.


Number of awards: Up to two (one P&S staff, one faculty)


Criteria: Selection is based on:


  • Documented evidence of exemplary performance and positive impact on the campus environment in ways that are aligned with the university’s strategic plan and non-discrimination statement.
  • Involvement in initiatives that support one or more of the university’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion as stated in the strategic plan’s goals, sub-goals, and/or metrics.
  • Documentation that efforts made have taken place beyond the nominee’s usual job responsibilities.
  • Indication of continuing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at ISU.

Click here for nomination guidelines.