Nominations being sought for Excellence in Diversity Award

Nominations are being sought for this year's Excellence in Diversity Award, which is given to both a member of the campus community as well as a local community member or organization who shows a commitment to diversity.

The PSWS Excellence in Diversity Award Program was created last year by Penn State Worthington Scranton's Diversity Advisory Council. It honors a demonstrated commitment and outstanding efforts toward creating a diverse and inclusive community.

Each year, PSWS will recognize one campus and one community nominee who  meet the defined criteria. Nominees can be individuals, organizations, groups or units.

To qualify for the award, nominees must:

•Engage in meaningful diversity activities beyond one's responsibility in order to encourage excellence through inclusion in the PSWS community

•Demonstrate efforts that foster a more inclusive and equitable learning and work environment

•Show evidence of inclusive teaching and/or program development beyond responsibilities

•Conduct research and/or creative activity related to the experiences, realities, and/or contributions of persons from less-represented populations

•Demonstrate leadership in programming, training, or other experiences which serve to advance diversity and inclusion at PSWS or the surrounding community.

Nominations are due in the Chancellor's Office by Dec. 5.  For more information about the award and to access the nomination form, go to