The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Gender and Sexual Identities is accepting nominations of individuals or campus organizations that have made a significant impact on the LGBTQA+ community at Nebraska.
The Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the LGBTQA+ Community recognizes outstanding efforts to create an inclusive, respectful and safe climate for the queer and trans community on campus. Students, faculty, staff, organizations and departments at Nebraska may all be nominated for their contributions.
The award was first presented in 2000.
“The creation of this award and support from the chancellor helped recognize our community and the importance of the contributions being made to help make UNL a welcoming and inclusive community for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities,” said Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA+ Center and Women’s Center. “The recognition this award provides is an acknowledgement of the commitment and caring of the recipients to rectify the historical exclusion and marginalization of our community.”
Nominations require a three letters of support, including one from the nominator. The deadline is March 1. All nominees and award recipients will be honored with a reception later in spring term, details to be announced.