About the Award 

The Culture and Community award recognizes an individual who works to make the OSU IT community more inclusive and equitable. They may address gaps and disparities in IT hiring practices or improve onboarding and training for staff. They may ensure the accessibility of online applications and web sites, or eliminate barriers in physical learning spaces. They may be identifying ways to decrease bias in systems, practices or procedures.  

Award: Recipient will receive a monetary award and recognition at the May 18, 2023 OSU IT Plenary event. 

Eligibility: All faculty, staff, and students in OSU IT are eligible for the award. 


If you are aware of a colleague who continuously exceeds expectations when helping customers here at OSU, please consider submitting a nomination. Nominations can come from anyone in the OSU IT community. Self-nominations are welcomed. 

Information needed for the nomination: 

  1. Nominee's name and email 

  1. Nominator's name and email (so we may contact you, if we have questions) 

  1. Up to 500-words describing the individual’s or team’s advancement of OSU IT’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Please describe the impact of the nominee's contributions! 

Deadline:  5PM, Friday, March 31, 2023