New Awards to Honor Students, Staff, Faculty and Administrators
November 14, 2022

Students, staff, faculty and administrators are eligible to be nominated for three newly created Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Awards to be presented in Spring 2023. 

The deadline is Dec. 1 for nominations for the three awards: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA), Community Outreach and Leadership, and Campus Impact. Any member of the University community may self-nominate or nominate students, organizations, faculty, staff or administrators. 

The three awards were created by Stanislaus State’s President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI) and are a part of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. 

Detailed information about the awards, the online nomination form and a full explanation of nomination requirements are available on the PCDI website.  

The award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) will honor faculty, staff or students who have conducted innovative and outstanding research, scholarship or creative activities that advance efforts in anti-racism, social justice, equity, or inclusion at Stanislaus State, in the person's field of study, or our broader community. 

The award for Community Outreach and Impact, open to staff, faculty, students, administrators, student organizations and faculty/staff organizations, supports collaboration of meaningful co-design and implementation between campus and community groups in the creation, sponsorship and implementation of programs, initiatives or projects in the area of anti-racism, social justice, equity and inclusion with the goal of advocating for a specific community or communities. 

The award for Leadership and Campus Impact, open to students, staff, faculty or administrators, recognizes individuals who are leaders through influence and example, inspire those around them and who have made significant contributions to the University. 

“The action plan has been in place for a while and then COVID hit and slowed the start of many items,” said PCDI co-chair Daniel Soodjinda, who also helped create the action plan. “It’s exciting to see this element of the action plan coming to fruition.” 

A $1,600 stipend and plaque will be awarded to winners in each of the categories. When and where the presentation will take place at the end of the spring semester is still under discussion.