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Diversity Awards

2021
Diversity Awards 
Strength, Resiliency, and Persistence: Celebrating Diversity Efforts

Submit Nominations
Nominations deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Awards Ceremony
 If you know a student, employee, community member or group who meets the below criteria for one or more of the mentioned awards, please submit your nomination(s) form.

Presenting the following awards:

Bridge to Equity Award
Community Engagement Award
Cultural Ambassador Award
Disability Inclusion Award
Impact Excellence Award 
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award
Student Advocacy Award
UndocuAlly Diversity Award 
Bravo Zulu Award 

The award ceremony will be April 8,2021
Time: 3 pm - 4 pm
Location: Zoom
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An award for a student, employee, or group initiating and leading action to eliminate equity gaps for disproportionately impacted people and communities.

Criteria for this award:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing equity issues.
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging race inequalities/barriers.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against disproportionately impacted people.
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to close equity gaps enable all members of our campus communities to realize their full potential.
  • Applies evidence and student insight to tackle issues effectively to improve service user experience.
  • Interventions demonstrate positive outcomes for the college campus, with the potential for scaling up for other parts of the campus and community services.

An award for a community business, agency, or partner who has intentionally provided resources and support to the campus in sustaining  the College’s mission, vision, and values related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Criteria for this award:

  • Provides opportunities to students, employees, or campus constituencies to support diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Develops relationships with the campus to share insight or services to address campus inequity or disparities.
  • Implements innovative approaches to address a critical need and/or particularly vulnerable campus group.
  • Devoted resources to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion efforts on the Cerritos College campus or broader community.
 An award for a student, employee, or group that intentionally recruits and creates opportunities to engage in cross-cultural experiences and increase cultural awareness across campus.


Criteria for this award:

  • Invites speakers or designs events that promote increasing diversity or cross cultural communication.
  • Creates events that provide extra-curricular dialogue designed to improve people's cultural awareness and sensitivity about emerging national or global issues.
  • Takes a proactive role in educating the campus community on matters of inequity or disparities.
  • Promotes cross-cultural connections and self-discovery.
  • Offers programming to help the campus community learn more about practical ways to enhance equity, diversity, and/or inclusion.
An award for a student, employee, or group initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the campus experience and engagement levels of disabled employees and students or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to disabled people.

 
Criteria for this award:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing disability inclusion.
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging disability inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development, promotion and implementing appropriate, high quality and cost effective workplace adjustments or in a student service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against disabled employees, students, and/or service users.
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented employees and students with a disability to realize their full potential.
  • Applies evidence and insight to tackle issues effectively to improve the overall employee or student experience.
  • Interventions demonstrate positive outcomes for the college campus, with the potential for scaling up for other parts of the campus and community services. 
An award for a student, employee, program, service or group which has demonstrated their advocacy, leadership or intentional impact in shaping and driving the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion agenda on campus and in the broader community.

 
Criteria for this award:

  • Empowers and supports its members to realize their full potential.
  • Applies evidence and student insight to tackle issues effectively.
  • Helps deepen understanding between different diversity groups and how opportunities and challenges may intersect.
  • Collaborates with others to innovate and develop workable solutions.
  • Advocate for transformational change that address root causes of inequities.
  • Interventions demonstrate innovative and positive outcomes for the college campus, with the potential for scaling up for other parts of the campus and community services.

An award for a student, employee, or group initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the campus experience and engagement levels of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning people, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to LGBTQ+ people.

 Criteria for this award:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging sexual orientation or gender identity inequalities/barriers/bias. 
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against the LGBTQ+ campus community.
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented LGBTQ+ employees and students to realize their full potential.
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively to improve service user experience
  • Interventions demonstrate positive outcomes for the college campus services.

An award for students (individual or group) who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to advocacy for the campus community and raising awareness of diversity, inclusion, and equity in innovative ways. 

Criteria for this award:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in advocating for diversity efforts.
  • Creates an inclusive culture by actively engaging on-campus and in the community to support diversity and inclusion.
  • Leads and inspire others to realize their full potential.
  • Take steps to increase cultural awareness and positive change on campus. 

An award for a student, employee, or group initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the campus experience and engagement levels of undocumented, DACA, non-DACAmented, Dream, and immigrant community, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to Undocu people. 

Criteria for this award:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing undocu issues including but not limited to advocating for change in policy and college procedures that unintentionally excludes the participation for undocumented immigrants (faculty, staff, and students) and/or students with mixed status family members.
  • Devotes resources to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion efforts in the Cerritos College undocu community and/or broader immigrant community.
  • Connects with other special populations and/or diversity advocacy groups and identifies ways shared challenges and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Applies evidence and service excellence principles to tackle issues effectively to improve the experiences of Undocu people.
  • Implements interventions that demonstrate positive outcomes for college campus services related to the Undocu population.
  • Demonstrates leadership in innovating equity-minded teaching and learning strategies for the Undocu population.

An award for a student, employee, or group initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the campus experience and engagement levels of student Veterans, Active/Reserve Military and their dependents, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to this population. 


The term “Bravo Zulu,” also referred to as “BZ,” has its origins in the Naval signal flag code system whereby hoisting the flags representing B and Z together - a “Bravo Zulu” passed the message “well done” to the receiving ship conveying a job well done for actions, operations or performance. “Bravo” and “Zulu” are the military phonetic alphabet equivalents to B and Z.

Criteria for this award: 

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing Student Veteran issues.
  • Empowers, supports, and leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented veteran or reserve employees and student Veterans, Active/Reserve Military and their dependents to realize their full potential.
  • Applies evidence and service excellence principles to tackle issues effectively to improve the experiences for the population of student Veterans, Active/Reserve Military, and their dependents.
  • Raises awareness of the challenges this population faces during their college experience or journey.
  • Demonstrates leadership in innovating equity-minded teaching and learning strategies for the population of student Veterans, Active/Reserve Military, and their dependents.

 

Voting is closed.

If disability accommodations (e.g. communications access, alternate formats) are needed to participate fully in this event, please submit your request to AccommodationsRequest@cerritos.edu within seven school days in advance of the event.

 

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