Diversity Vanguard Award

In January 2020, Indiana Tech will be hosting its 2nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast. This year’s theme, Sustaining a Spirit of Hope, emphasizes the value of perseverance in the journey to transformative change.

In an effort to recognize those who have impacted positive change within our campus community and the region, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion has implemented two new awards which will be presented to an internal individual and a community partner. The Diversity Vanguard Award was created to celebrate individuals, departments, and external organizations advancing initiatives which support diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at Indiana Tech. The award recipient must prove themselves an action taker in the area of inclusion and community support, as well as demonstrate a sensitivity to the unique needs and interests of marginalized populations.

Nominees for the Diversity Vanguard Award may be an Individual or Community Partner whose core responsibilities are not focused on diversity and inclusion, but who routinely and voluntarily make diversity and inclusion a priority in much of what they do; or the Nominee may be one whose major responsibilities are implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives, but who consistently explore unique ways to go above and beyond expectations. Nominees may be responsible for programs, policies, procedures, curriculum, instruction etc..

If you would like to present yourself or someone else as a nominee for the Diversity Vanguard Award, please complete the online application, or you can print and fill out the paper application and submit to diversity@indianatech.edu. All applications must be submitted by Friday, November 15th by 6:00 p.m.

A selection committee will review all applications and notify both award winners on December 10th. Winners will be recognized on stage during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Indiana Tech students are not eligible to be nominated for the award, however, students are welcome and encouraged to submit a nomination for faculty, staff, administrators or community members as they see fit.

Feel free to direct any questions regarding the Diversity Vanguard Award to diversity@indianatech.edu.