Chancellor Blumenthal invites nominations for the 2019 Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity. These awards will honor and showcase people, programs, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to furthering diversity, inclusion and excellence at UC Santa Cruz.

Eligible recipients include:

  • UCSC undergraduate and graduate students
  • Student organizations
  • Academic and staff employees
  • Campus units (e.g., offices, departments or divisions)
  • Academic or administrative programs

Diversity recognition and award programs offer important opportunities to promote and institutionalize diversity and honor those who actualize our Principles of Community. The Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity highlight diversity as a campus priority and necessity for maintaining institutional excellence. The awards process, event, and publicity showcase campus diversity achievements and best practices.  

Awards Criteria

Please visit our CAAFD criteria page to review criteria for each award category.

Nomination Process

Students, faculty, and staff employees are invited to nominate eligible individuals, units/divisions, organizations or programs for the award.  

The nomination form must be submitted electronically via this nomination form. In order to allow for full appreciation of the nominee’s accomplishments, nominators are strongly encouraged to provide supporting documentation that demonstrates exceptional diversity-related achievements which align with awards criteria.  

  • Examples of appropriate supporting documentation include but are not limited to: letters or testimonials from service recipients or program participants;  program or event evaluations; copies of flyers and/or media coverage about an event, program or initiative; reports and/or data demonstrating diversity-related outcomes; and other written or multimedia materials documenting the activity for which the nominee is nominated.)  
  • Supporting documentation must be sent electronically as attachments to the nomination form.  We strongly suggest that supporting documentation is submitted in PDF format.

Nominators must login using their CruzID and Blue password. For questions about accessing or submitting the electronic form and for disability accommodations, please contact the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: (831) 459-1590,

Selection Process

Award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the following groups:

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
  • Senate Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (CAAD)
  • Academic Affairs
  • Staff Advisory Board (SAB)
  • Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)
  • Academic Personnel Office (APO)
  • Staff Human Resources (SHR)
  • Student Union Assembly (SUA)
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Student Resource Centers
  • Former Award Recipient

Nomination Deadline: Nominations and supporting materials must be received by 5pm, Monday, April 1, 2019.

2019 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity is sponsored by:
Chancellor's Office
Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Staff Human Resources
Humanities Division