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    Award Criteria

    The Taizo Nakashima Emerging Leader Award for First Year or Transfer Students

    1. Consistently works to affirm well-being and growth in themselves and others.
    2. Promotes a culture of respect, access and inclusion that embraces difference and contributes toward the dismantling of the isms (i.e. racism, heterosexism, ableism).
    3. Acts with integrity including the ability to discern right from wrong, the willingness to act upon the knowledge and courage to stand up for a cause and take action for change.
    4. Engages the significance of and engages with diversity and inclusion. Shows commitment and dedication to an organization or initiative.

     

    The Taizo Nakashima Emerging Leader Award for Second Year Students

    1. Consistently works to better themselves while being dedicated to the growth of their peers.
    2. Promotes a culture of respect, access and inclusion that embraces difference and contributes toward the dismantling of the isms (i.e. racism, heterosexism, ableism).
    3. Acts with integrity including the ability to discern right from wrong, the willingness to act upon the knowledge and courage to stand up for a cause and take action for change.
    4. Facilitates constructive dialogues within the community and/or engages with partners or communities off campus to promote justice.
    5. Works to have a visible presence in their efforts to promote equity and empowerment.
    6. Motivates other CC community members to strive for excellence through mentoring or other enriching activities.

     

    The Frederick Roberts Award for Outstanding Student Leader (Junior)

    1. Consistently works to better themselves while being dedicated to the growth of their peers.
    2. Promotes a culture of respect, access and inclusion that embraces difference and contributes toward the dismantling of the isms (i.e. racism, heterosexism, ableism).
    3. Acts with integrity including the ability to discern right from wrong, the willingness to act upon the knowledge and courage to stand up for a cause and take action for change.
    4. Promotes inclusion in all aspects of campus life.
    5. Helps others learn from “where they are”.
    6. Seeks to empower self and others in dismantling the “isms” (i.e. racism, heterosexism, ableism).
    7. Actions reflect compassion and acceptance.
    8. Motivates other CC community members to strive for excellence through mentoring or other enriching activities.

     

    The Charles Jackson Award for Outstanding Student Leader (Senior)

    1. Consistently works to better themselves while being dedicated to the growth of their peers.
    2. Promotes a culture of respect, access and inclusion that embraces difference and contributes toward the dismantling of the isms (i.e. racism, heterosexism, ableism).
    3. Acts with integrity including the ability to discern right from wrong, the willingness to act upon the knowledge and courage to stand up for a cause and take action for change.
    4. Promotes inclusion in all aspects of campus life.
    5. Actions demonstrate a commitment to a pluralistic community.
    6. Builds bridges with words and actions.
    7. Demonstrates a continuous commitment to inclusion efforts at Colorado College.
    8. Motivates other CC community members to strive for excellence through mentoring or other enriching activities.

     

    Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Faculty Award

    1. Consistently works to better themselves while being dedicated to the growth of their colleagues.
    2. Demonstrates a continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion through curriculum, dialogues, and actions.
    3. Facilitates constructive dialogues within the CC community and engages with partners on and/or off campus to promote justice.
    4. Actions reflect compassion and acceptance.
    5. Actions demonstrate a commitment to a pluralistic community.
    6. Helps others learn from “where they are”.
    7. Leads teaching and learning opportunities in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    8. Acknowledges the importance of and engages with diversity and inclusion.
    9. Works towards developing permanent institutional shifts for the promotion of diverse, equitable and inclusive policies and daily practices.
    10. Works towards the development of a safe campus community for ALL students.
    11. Provides coordination or sponsorship of programming that promotes and cultivates diversity and inclusion.
    12. Provides students with the opportunities to explore topics of identity development, multicultural education, social justice, and leadership initiatives.
    13. Demonstrates a commitment to student development and has gone beyond their administrative role to address the needs and concerns of underrepresented students.

     

    Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Staff Award

    1. Consistently works to better themselves while being dedicated to the growth of their colleagues.
    2. Demonstrates a continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion through programming, dialogues, and actions.
    3. Promotes cultural diversity in all aspects of campus life.
    4. Facilitates constructive dialogues within the CC community and engages with partners on and/or off campus to promote justice.
    5. Actions reflect compassion and acceptance.
    6. Actions demonstrate a commitment to a pluralistic community.
    7. Helps others learn from “where they are”.
    8. Provides education and training experiences for students.
    9. Acknowledges the importance of and engages with diversity and inclusion.
    10. Works towards developing permanent institutional shifts for the promotion of diverse, equitable and inclusive policies and daily practices.
    11. Works towards the development of a safe campus community for ALL students.
    12. Models respectful treatment in interactions and communications with others.
    13. Goes beyond their administrative role to promote equity and inclusion.

     

    Outstanding Student Organization Award in Recognition of Contributions to the Development of Inter-cultural Understanding 

    1. Develops cross-cultural understanding.
    2. Encourages the exploration of diverse perspectives for all Colorado College students.
    3. Presents international students with opportunities to engage with the US experience.
    4. Presents U.S. students with opportunities to engage with the international experience
    5. Offers opportunities for international students to lead intercultural exchanges.
    6. Offers opportunities for US students to lead intercultural exchanges.
    7. Makes the consistent effort to achieve the goals of their organization

     

    The Rochelle T. Dickey-Mason Award for an Outstanding Event Contributing to the Empowerment of Communities of Color (Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, & Student Organizations)

    1. Works to connect CC students with resources and communities in the Colorado Springs area.
    2. Fosters greater appreciation, advancement, and celebration of Communities of Color.
    3. Exemplifies a strong commitment to address the needs and concerns of historically underrepresented students.
    4. Acknowledges and celebrates the nuances of intersecting identities and experiences.
    5. Shows genuine dedication to the ideals of social justice and authentic relationships with the greater community, and impacts the CC community by empowering their peers to serve and/or by increasing awareness of injustice.
    6. Demonstrates innovation through thought and actions and contributes to the improvement of the CC community or student experience in a transformational or groundbreaking way.

     

    The Ginger Morgan Legacy Award for Feminist and/or LGBTQIA+ Initiatives (Students, Staff, Faculty, & Alumni)

    1. Contributes to a healthy understanding of feminist principles and values.
    2. Demonstrates a commitment to providing opportunities for the exploration of identity.
    3. Examines and deconstructs normative cultural beliefs around gender and/or sexuality.
    4. Fosters a culture of celebration and self-love.
    5. Acknowledges and celebrates the nuances of intersecting identities and experiences.
    6. Committed to leading efforts in cultural consciousness and appreciation for diversity and inclusion within the college and local national communities.

    The Butler Group Student Organization Awards

    • Level 1: Gold
    • Level 2: Platinum

    **See here for specific criteria for the two levels of awards.