Oregon State University values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of its students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and affiliates. It is critical that all our faculty, staff and students work toward a future that is equitable, just, and inclusive (EJI) for everyone.

This award recognizes the outstanding work of a faculty, staff, or student in advancing inclusive excellence at OSU. Examples include helping to recruit students or employees from underrepresented communities to OSU, generating resources to advance EJI at OSU, promoting and advancing EJI at OSU, improving the climate of a unit within COS, supporting and advancing the cultural resource centers, advancing the role of women in science, or outstanding service as a search advocate. The award recognizes work primarily done at or for OSU, including contributions outside of COS.

Award: $500 and recognition at the College of Science Awards Ceremony


All faculty, staff, and students in the College are eligible for the award. Nominations may recognize individual or team accomplishments.

Application Process

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Any member of the College of Science community – faculty, staff or student – may submit a letter of nomination. 

  1. Draft a 1-page nomination letter that includes:
    1. Nominee's name and email
    2. Nominator's name and email (so we may contact you, if we have questions)
    3. The individual’s or team’s exceptional contributions to inclusive excellence at OSU
    4. The impact of the nominee's contributions
  2. Save the 1-page nomination letter with the filename: Year_COS_EJIAward_LastNameNominee
    1. Use a 4 digit year (e.g. 2019)
    2. "LastNameNominee" is the surname of the person or team you are nominating
  3. Email the file to: research.development@science.oregonstate.edu

Previous Award Winners

Marilyn Mackiewicz, Chemistry, 2022
Heather Masson-Forsythe, Graduate Student, Biochemistry & Biophysics, 2021
PhIS student club, Physics, 2019
Vrushali Bokil, Mathematics, 2019