Diversity Enrichment SOAR Award

This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated a significant commitment to enhance diversity on campus through efforts to promote a campus climate that respects and appreciates individual and cultural differences. Groups will be evaluated primarily on their educational outreach efforts. Groups can address any of the following elements of diversity: culture, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, and economic status.

Applications are due Tuesday, April 16th by 11:59pm.

Requirements:
 A description of the group being nominated and why this student organization deserves
the Diversity Enrichment honor by specifically addressing the criteria below
 At least two recommendation letters from any of the following: students, faculty/staff,
community members, or anyone who is familiar with the group’s efforts.
Letters can be emailed to fystuorg@uaf.edu or turned in to the LIVE office in Wood Center.
 The efforts for which the group is being nominated must have taken place from April 19,
2012 and before April 15, 2013.

Please provide information on the following criteria:
 Evidence of scope and impact at UAF and/or in the Fairbanks community.
 Evidence of intentional and thoughtful effort to create positive social change (this could
include: action plans, strategic goals, promotional or publicity plans, reflection/debrief
notes, etc).
 Demonstration of networking with other groups or departments (at UAF or in the
community) to implement educational outreach efforts that address diversity awareness.
 Evidence of effective leadership and organizational structure.
 Documentation of educational outreach effort (this could include: event fliers, distributed
materials/literature, lecture or documentary series, community service, etc).

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