Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:43 AM

Nominate Colleagues for the 2017 Consortium Awards


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. It is only appropriate that we are able to recognize the durable and sustainable impact that we all have at our institutions. 

Last year, the Consortium community recognized Dr. Debbie Bazarsky, Dr. Cara Miller, and Nicholas Shigeru Sakurai for their achievements in the work. These awards, presented at Creating Change in Chicago, continue to mark milestones for the Consortium in its goal to recognize those who have, and who continue to, create change. 

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

Promising New Professional

This award recognizes a professional with less than five years of experience and the unique role new professionals play in supporting students and innovating campus programs while elevating the work of a campus LGBT Center. The award recognizes a new professional who is doing outstanding service, demonstrates innovative or creative effort within the profession, and shows significant promise for leadership on 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. 

Outstanding Social Justice Practice 

This award recognizes significant commitments to social justice in both the field of Student Affairs as an academic discipline and through advanced practice in a professional capacity. This includes research, published work, advocacy, policy change, advising and/or mentoring student organizations, curriculum creation, 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 exibit:

  • contribution to the practice of socially just, intersectional practice in LGBTQ student services with clearly defined accomplishments and documentation
  • contribution to the body of literature regarding intersectionality in the academy 
  • successsfully worked with and across multiple communities/identities to make change

Distinguished Achievement in the Profession

The award for distinguished achievement in the profession recognizes and honors individuals whose work has attained preeminence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services and programs in higher education. This work includes areas related to practice and policy, research and theory, as well as programs and service. The work exemplifies the profession, and is represented by a broad scope of activities and accomplishments.

Exemplary nominees for this award exhibit:

  • a broad scope of accomplishments related to practice and policy, research and theory, and programs and services
  • accomplishments with clear connections to CAS standards, ACPA and/or NASPA Professional Competencies
  • exemplary work at the intersection of multiple identities

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

First and Last name in use

contact email

contact phone

Institution and Role/Title


Nominee Information

First and Last name in use

contact email

contact phone

Current institution and Role/Title

Completed nomination materials are due by end of business on Monday, October 31, 2016. 

Materials should be emailed to Meg Evans at [email protected].  The nominator will receive a confirmation email once the submitted materials have been received and processed. 

Review of materials will take place during the first few weeks of November and notifications to awardees will occur no later than December 1, 2016. Awards will be presented during Creating Change in Philadelphia.

Thank you for your consideration and participation as we strive to recognize the important work of our colleagues across our profession.


In Pride,

2017 Consortium Award Review Committee