The community of LGBTQ Higher Education Resource Professionals is comprised of a vast array of dedicated individuals committed to enriching the lives and campus climates for LGBTQ people and their allies in higher education. It is only appropriate that we are able to recognize the durable and sustainable impact that we and our colleagues have at our institutions. 

Last year, the Consortium community recognized Dr. Sue Rankin for Distinguished Achievement in the Profession. The award, presented at Creating Change Atlanta, marks a milestone for the Consortium in its goal to recognize those who have and continue to create change. 

This year we are proud to invite nominations for the following three awards:

Service to the Consortium
The award is designed to recognize and honor individuals who have provided exemplary service to the Consortium over a number of years through assuming a leadership role. Awardees will have demonstrated involvement in organizational programs and activities, including the support of Consortium members.

Exemplary nominees for this award have held many, varied leadership roles within the Consortium and show involvement in a variety of activities and programs that support Consortium members.

Promising New Professional
This award recognizes the unique role new professionals play in paving the way and opening new opportunities to take an LGBT Center to the next level. The award recognizes a new professional who is doing enthusiastic, passionate, and ground-breaking work. For the purposes of this award, a "New Professional" is defined as having five years or less of service to the field.

Exemplary nominees for this award exhibit:
- work that has created and assessed marked change in a campus center, office, or unit that provides direct service to LGBTQ people on campus
- work that impacts local campus and LGBTQ people on a regional and national level.

Award for Intersectionality

This award recognizes a significant contribution to the growing body of social justice and intersectional works both in the field of Student Affairs as an academic discipline and through practice in a professional capacity. This includes research, published work, advising and/or mentoring student organizations, curriculum, best practices, and other work that addresses the intersecting identities of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, national origin, age, familial status, veteran status, and other emerging identities.

Exemplary nominees for this award:
- have contributed to the practice of intersectionality in LGBTQ student services with clearly defined accomplishments and documentation
- have contributed to the body of literature regarding intersectionality in the academy 
- have successfully worked with and across multiple communities/identities to make change

Nomination Requirements and Timeline

The nominator should submit the following materials in support of their nomination:
  • a cover sheet/email indicating the below basic information
  • a copy of the Nominee’s Curricula Vitae and/or resume
  • a nomination letter, written by the nominator (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages)
  • no more than two letters of support (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages)
  • any relevant supporting documentation (such as news stories/ articles) that strengthen the nomination

Nominator Information
Preferred Fname/Lname
contact email
contact phone
Institution and Role/Title

Nominee Information
Preferred Fname/Lname
contact email
contact phone
Current institution and role/title

Completed nomination materials are due by end of business Monday, November 25, 2013. 
Materials should be emailed to Gabe Javier at
Review will take during the first two weeks of December and notifications to awardees will occur no later than December 13, 2013.
Awards will be announced in January 2014 and presented during Creating Change Consortium Activities (Jan 30-Feb 2).
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