This award is given to a staff member or group who worked well with people of diverse personalities, learning styles, and life experiences, as well as group or social differences including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic, country of origin, cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations. The recipient(s) sought out, valued, and utilized the knowledge and experiences of the diverse community.
Demonstrated a combination of the following:
Called attention to comments, behaviors, or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds and beliefs; did not tolerate practices that promote biases or stereotyping
Encouraged and promoted practices that support all types of diversity; reviewed policies and practices to make sure they do not adversely affect people from different demographic or cultural groups
Enjoyed working with people who come from different backgrounds; showed appreciation for the values and histories of other people; strived to learn from people whose backgrounds and experiences are different from his/her own
Sensitive to cultural differences and beliefs; showed respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; avoided doing or saying things that might offend others