CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Outstanding Women of Color Awards


UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2018

DUE DATE – Friday, September 21, 2018

The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
community service;
scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society; and
community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

How to nominate:

Prepare a nomination packet to include the following:

A Letter of Nomination
Two additional letters of support from the Nominee’s colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or community member)
The Nominee’s updated curriculum vitae
A recent photo of the Nominee
Please submit the online nomination packet to 2018OWOCNomination in electronic format by Friday, September 21, 2018. If you have questions, please contact us at

A selection committee comprising students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards.

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for 2018 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held in the spring semester on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.