Diversity, Inclusion and Equality Team Awards

The CLAS Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality recognizes a team of two or more CLAS faculty, staff, and/or students who have worked together on projects within the College that promote a more inclusive campus environment. Teams can be interdisciplinary and may involve faculty, staff, students and/or alumni.


The recipient group will receive $1000 in funds to further their diversity projects. They will also be recognized at the CLAS College Celebration.


To apply, nominators or self-nominators should submit:

A 500-word statement describing the group’s diversity impact on their unit and/or the College

One letter of reference from a faculty member in the College

One additional letter of reference from a faculty member, staff member, student, or alum

The deadline for the submission of materials is Friday, March 13, 2020. Application materials and questions should be sent electronically to clas@uconn.edu.

Note: the “team” could be constituted by just two people working together. Contact Katharine Capshaw, Ph.D. (capshaw@uconn.edu) with any questions.