The Maiden Invitational Award for faculty, Meritorious Award for Diversity & Inclusion for staff, and Rosa Bodkin Award for students are given to individuals who have demonstrated an emerging or sustained commitment to advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion, and multiculturalism on campus. The areas where this commitment might be evident include recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, student or faculty programming, student support, community outreach activities or other initiatives. Administrators whose primary responsibility is facilitating diversity and inclusion are ineligible for this award; however, they may nominate other members of the community.
This commitment to diversity and inclusion must be verifiable and documented and may be demonstrated:
The recipients will be announced at Fall Convocation and will receive a certificate and monetary reward.
Nominations may be submitted by individual employees (including supervisors, direct reports and peers of the nominees), students, university organizations, employee networks and diversity councils. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominated individuals should demonstrate efforts which foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusion at Furman beyond their primary, professional responsibilities. Nominations are due by March 20, 2020.
Meritorious Diversity and Inclusion Nomination Form