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College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Award

Nominations Deadline:  January 29, 2024

The College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate DEI Champion Award is given to recognize a graduating senior in the college who has made significant contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in areas including (but not limited to) race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origins, religious commitments, age, disability status, political perspectives within the university and/or in the broader community in categories including (but not limited to) advocacy, activism, community engagement, and/or research.

We encourage interested students to self-nominate. Faculty, staff, or fellow students are also welcome to nominate a student who demonstrates outstanding work in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Nominations are open through the award portal:

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Eligibility Requirements

Must be a current undergraduate CAS major and/or minor student on the Saint Louis campus. Must be a senior who has completed 90 or more undergraduate credit hours by the time of application.

Application Requirements

Once the student has been nominated, the award subcommittee of the CAS DEI Committee will reach out to the nominees to acquire the following application packet components: 

  • A cover letter from the student nominee on why the CAS Undergraduate DEI Champion award should be awarded to them. The letter should highlight the various activities in relation to the award description and include information regarding DEI activities (i.e., doing what, where, and for how long). Ideally, the letter will specify distinct accomplishments in DEI-related activity and describe the impact that these activities have had on the university and/or community.
  • A reference letter from someone who can speak to the student's DEI work in support of their award application. This person of reference does not have to be affiliated with SLU and can be a member of the broader community. The student nominee should request the letter of reference be sent directly to the award subcommittee.
  • A current resume, portfolio, and/or supporting materials from the student that illustrate their DEI work.

The College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Award will receive a cash award and recognition by the College of Arts and Sciences.