Champions of Social Change Award

The Champions of Social Change Award recognizes the positive contributions that have promoted cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and understanding and/or awareness.


Any member of the college community, including students may nominate candidates for this award. Candidates may also self-nominate.

Nominees selected for the award serve as a change agent and have made a tangible impact promoting equity, inclusion, or social justice in the local community or region. Nominees also demonstrate characteristics in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fostered meaningful relationships between diverse populations
  • Challenged stereotypical perceptions of marginalized populations
  • Helped people learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds
  • Generated an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures
  • Has a record for enhancing awareness and understanding of diverse cultures among the general community
  • Contributed to systemic/institutional/policy change to help remove barriers to historically marginalized communities