The Penn State Harrisburg Diversity Awards are intended to recognize and reward employees who have demonstrated a commitment to celebrating diversity by initiating steps to create a welcoming climate and/or eliminate discrimination through encouragement or understanding between persons of different races, sexes, age groups, ethnicity, religious heritage, disability, or sexual orientation.
To be eligible for nomination, a prospective nominee must be a full-time or part-time employee with a minimum of three years of continuous service.
The Diversity and Educational Equity Committee is responsible for administering these awards. Committee members will evaluate the nominations through an open, competitive process. Recommendations will be forwarded to the Chancellor. Evaluation of nominees will be made on demonstration of the following criteria for extraordinary service:
Nominations must include a completed nomination form and the following supporting materials:
Nomination forms may be completed by students, faculty, staff and administrators of Penn State Harrisburg. In order to be considered for the award, all nominations must be received by the deadline, as posted on the Faculty and Staff Awards page. Note that Supporting materials may have a separate deadline; otherwise, these must be submitted at the same time as the nomination. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The awards cannot be initiated without a minimum number of two nominees for each award. An award cannot be presented to the same person within a 5-year period.
For deadlines, Award Criteria and Nomination forms, visit the Faculty and Staff Awards page.
The Staff Diversity Award and the Faculty Diversity Award will be presented at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Program. The recipients will each receive a $500 check from the College Administration and an individual plaque. The names of the winners will be inscribed on a large plaque located in the Olmsted Building.