2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations
Nominations for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards are now closed.
Please check back again for open nominations for the 2021 awards.
“We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Equity, inclusion and diversity are fundamental aspects of the values we hold dear as a university community and were profoundly reflected in the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One way we demonstrate our commitment to these values is to recognize and celebrate campus community members who employ these values to move the university forward.
ALL classified staff, officers of administration, faculty members, graduate employees, post-doctoral scholars, and groups of UO employees who have not previously received the award, are eligible to be nominated. (Previous winners)
Drum Major (formerly Social Justice)
Recognizes a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions in improving access and opportunity for faculty, staff and students on campus by dismantling barriers. Specifically, they have help put into place policies, programs and initiatives to enhance opportunity and success for underrepresented populations.
LACE: Love, Authenticity, Courage & Empathy
Recognizes a faculty or staff member who gives freely of their time and service to advance the work of equity and inclusion in ways that reflect elements of L.A.C.E. These colleagues work quietly but effectively for change through their own selfless service.
Recognizes a faculty or staff member who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the institutionalization of equity, inclusion and diversity using principles of the IDEAL framework and Diversity Action Plans. Their work and commitment goes beyond the scope of their respective jobs, areas of research, or administrative responsibilities.
Outstanding Diversity Practitioner Award
A faculty or staff member who demonstrates excellence in their role as a diversity practitioner on campus. Their work and commitment goes beyond the scope of their respective jobs, areas of research, or administrative responsibilities.
The 2020 MLK Awards Celebration and Luncheon will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM