Tapestry of Diversity Annual Award




The President’s Council on Diversity is pleased to solicit nominations for the fifth annual Tapestry of Diversity Annual Award. Self-nominations in any form will not be accepted.

The Tapestry of Diversity and Inclusion Award is given annually to celebrate and honor the values of diversity and inclusion by recognizing individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in fostering diversity and inclusion at SUNY Oneonta.

Award Description The award consists of a personalized contribution to a public work of art on campus, the Tapestry of Diversity sculpture, which symbolizes diversity and inclusion. The awardee will create, with the aid of instructions and materials from the artist, a ceramic tile mosaic, to be incorporated into the Tapestry of Diversity Sculpture, which is located on the main campus quadrangle between the Netzer Administration Building and Schumacher Hall. The awardee will also receive a lapel pin and a framed certificate at a campus-wide ceremony. A picture and narrative about the awardee will be placed in a visible public area in the building where the person works or his or her study discipline is located.

All members of the campus community are eligible for this nomination *. A person or a group that has worked within the areas of leadership, service, and/or support of diversity and inclusion are eligible.

Nomination Criterion

  • Demonstration of exceptional contributions in the practice of diversity and inclusion as framed in SUNY Oneonta's Diversity Statement: http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/pcd/vision.asp:
  • Concrete accomplishments fostering a learning and working environment celebrating and honoring diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Concrete accomplishments recruiting and/or retaining diverse faculty, staff, and/or students.

Any member of the campus community* can make a nomination.  Self-nominations in any form will not be accepted.

Nomination Deadline 
The deadline for submitting a nomination packet will be Monday, April 24th (Noon).

  Members of the campus community include students, faculty, and staff including alumni, Sodexo, OAS, and the Research Foundation.

Nomination Packet
A complete nomination packet should include the following materials:

  • A completed nomination form (.docm) nomination form (.pdf)
  • A nominating statement citing exceptional diversity and inclusion accomplishments and leadership, service and/or support by the nominee(s) as outlined in the selection criteria. Please keep the nomination to 1-3 pages.
  • Three letters of support from individuals who have personal knowledge of or who have benefited from the nominee’s commitment to diversity and inclusion 
  • As much as possible, detailed information or data providing evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work on the campus community
  • Optional: other materials such as newspaper articles, recognitions or acknowledgments of accomplishments, and/or the vita or resume of the nominee

Selection Committee
The President’s Council on Diversity constitutes the selection committee.  The Council represents a broad spectrum of the campus community.

Award Announcement
The public announcement will be made during the first week of September, and the Tapestry of Diversity Award Ceremony will be held within the first two weeks of October.

*    Members of the campus community include students, faculty, and staff including alumni, Sodexo, OAS, and the Research Foundation.