Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

Awards

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Community Awards recognize students, faculty and staff for their exceptional efforts to support diversity and inclusion at Brown.

The DIAP calls on everyone at Brown to work toward making our community a place that is welcoming for all. This award seeks to recognize those departments and individuals (faculty, staff and students) who have made this important work a priority.

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Community Awards were created to recognize the work of departments and individuals in the Brown community who have gone above and beyond to assist with the implementation of the University DIAP and/or their Departmental DIAP (DDIAP).

There are up to six awards granted in the amount of $4,000 each. One award is given to an individual or department in each of the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Student Award
  • Graduate/Medical Student Award
  • Staff Award
  • Faculty Award
  • Administrative Department Award
  • Academic Department Award

Please note: This award does not replace the Excellence Award for Diversity and Inclusion, which is managed by University Human Resources and is open to all eligible staff. It serves to complement existing awards and give University-wide recognition of the work being done to make Brown a truly inclusive campus.

2021 DIAP Community Award Winners

Undergraduate Student Award
Jasmine Gibson ‘21
Public Health

Graduate Student Award
Kathryn Thompson, MHA
Doctoral Student, Health Services, Policy, and Practice

Haylee Makana Kushi
Doctoral Student, American Studies

Staff Award
Kia McNeil
Head Coach, Women's Soccer

Faculty Award
Anubhav Tripathi
Professor of Engineering, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Director of Biomedical Engineering

Dioscaris Garcia
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Administrative Department Award
The Sheridan Center

Academic Department Award
Department of Computer Science

 

Nomination Process

Eligible faculty, staff and students must be nominated by members of the Brown community. Winners are publicly announced in April of each academic year. Nominations must be submitted using this form

Eligibility Criteria

Who Is Eligible

Students
All full-time students (undergraduate, graduate and medical) who matriculated on or before the fall of the previous academic year are eligible.
Staff and faculty
All full-time Brown staff and faculty whose employment started on or before the fall of the previous academic year are eligible. Employees for whom furthering diversity and inclusion are a significant part of their formal duties are not eligible.
Academic and administrative departments
All academic departments are eligible. All administrative departments are eligible, with the exception of departments for whom furthering diversity and inclusion are a significant part of their formal responsibilities.

Areas of Focus

Nominees will have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the principles of the Brown University community. Additionally, they must show through their work and actions a commitment to diversity and inclusion in one or more of the following areas:

People
Support strategies to identify, recruit and retain faculty, students and/or staff who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Assist with improvements to provide mentoring to undergraduates and graduate students from underrepresented groups, and investments in mentoring and professional development for faculty, staff and/or students.
Academic Excellence
Contribute to the increased scholarly resources to support education and leading-edge research on issues of race, ethnicity, inequality, and justice in the U.S. and around the globe. Provide opportunities for students, staff and faculty to learn from diverse perspectives (both in and outside of a classroom setting).
Community
Uphold the principle that Brown must be a place where all individuals can learn, live and thrive on campus (and beyond). Demonstrate mentoring of individuals from marginalized groups while contributing to an inclusive living and learning environment for all.