Latinx Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award

The President’s Council on Diversity & Inclusion announces that the nomination period is now open for the Latinx Distinguished Faculty & Staff Awards. The Latinx Distinguished Faculty & Staff Awards recognize and celebrate a faculty member and a staff member who enhance cultural awareness and increase knowledge of contributions of the Latinx community to our social, political, cultural, and economic history, as well as contemporary contributions to the FSU community. This award is intended to celebrate pillars of the FSU community who demonstrate a commitment to fostering growth and diversity among the Latinx cultural identity through teaching, research, and/or service. While the award itself is an honor, the recipients also receive a $1,000 stipend.

Faculty Award: A faculty member who demonstrates scholarly excellence and significant contribution to the academic study, research, and discourse of Latinx history and identity on campus, in the community, in the United States, and/or globally, including the teaching, research, and discourse of Afro-Latinx and Indigenous-Latinx individuals and communities.

Staff Award: A staff member who exemplifies a commitment to fostering a diverse campus community and has made significant contributions to the service and support of Latinx students, faculty, and staff and Latinx culture on campus through projects, programs, or service.

Nomination Criteria: 

  • The nominee should be a full-time employee, in good standing, who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to FSU.
  • Individuals of all races, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and any other identity groups are eligible for the award.
  • Nominations may be submitted by any student, faculty, staff, or administrator at the university.

Nomination Materials: 

  • Nomination letter: Detail the faculty/staff member’s scholarly excellence, social involvement, and/or significant contributions to study, research, service, support, and/or amplification of Latinx individuals, communities, and identities on campus and beyond. The Nomination Letter should include contact information for the faculty/staff member organizing the nomination materials. 
  • Resume/CV and Biography: The person submitting the nomination materials should include a resume/CV and a short biography of the nominee. 
  • Letter of Support: Letter from the supervisor or administrative unit head (e.g., Dean or Director) that affirms the commitment and contributions of the nominated faculty/staff member.

The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, October 29, 2021.  Please use the Nomination Portal to submit nomination materials to the Award review committee. Award recipients will be announced during the week of November 15.
Please contact Annie Grier, HR Sr. Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion, at with any questions.