Outstanding Social Justice Collaboration:
This award recognizes outstanding collaborative efforts between campus and community groups/offices/organizations, or committees/commissions of ACPA and/or other national associations. This award recognizes creative initiative taking in a collaborative partnership that addresses an issue of social justice on their campus or in their community, in a progressive and positive manner.
Anthony "Tony" Jakubisin, University of California, San Diego
"Through Tony’s vision, Tony single-handedly brought together the entire Residential Life staffs on campus along with recruiting over 40 UCSD staff to serve as small group external facilitators that worked in departments from CSI, CAPS, Career Center, HDH, International Center, IRPS, OPHD, School of Engineering, TRIO, University Registrar as well as college staff representing all six colleges to participate in this Fall’s 2011 All Campus RA Equity Minded Training program. In addition to recruiting these individuals, Tony not only created a staff facilitator manual for the All Campus Equity Minded Training, but he also created a student manual that folks were able to walk away with and use as a resource for the remainder of the 11-12 academic year. On top of all this, Tony also went as far as to coordinate a small group of trainers to develop, establish, and execute an inclusive curriculum that embodied our campus’ Principles of Community...
2006 - Social Justice Retreat, The University of Minnesota
2007 - World AIDS Day Observance, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
2008 - Ryan C. Holmes, LaSalle University
2009 - No Award
2010 - SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2011 - Growing Allies, The University of Michigan
Exemplary Social Justice Contribution by a Graduate Student:
This award honors a full-time graduate student that has demonstrated leadership and activism in the area of social justice on campus; and has role modeled the qualities of a positive change agent in their community.
Parker's work has extended beyond our campus to other campuses as well. He is organizing a Transgender/Gender-Non-Conformint support group that will bring together students from UNCG with students from near-by Guilford College. In addition, he has presented at other campuses and at local, regional, and national conferences on LGBTQ issues.
2010 - Jordan West & Edward Smith, The Pennsylvania State University
2011 - Krystal Dains, Kent State University
Innovative Response, Social Justice:
This award recognizes innovative educational, developmental or social action response to an issue of social justice on campus, and/or in the community at a local and global level. This award is intended to recognize recent events which have been implemented within the 12 months prior to convention (usually April-March).
Ohio U STARS, Ohio University
"There has been a history of really, crappy, offensive "theme parties" that happen on so very many campuses...I believe the "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" campaign was so very well times prior to halloween, but also addressing (in my humble opinion) a shout out to campuses about theme based parties in general. The STARS campaign, using social marketing techniques, has gone viral on the internet. I know that our campus has been trying to get some money together to be able to use these posters...or at least it has inspired us to think about similar campaigns."
2006 - Stop Hate March, University of Delaware
2007 - No Award
2008 - Campus Pride
2009 - No Award
2010 - No Award
2011 - Dawn Snyder, Victor Santana-Melgoza, and Willie Morgan, Oregon State University
Outstanding Social Justice Educator, Trainer, or Mentor:
This award recognizes an individual who is personally committed to social justice education and/or activism and is an outstanding educator, trainer or mentor to other professionals or students in the area of social activism. This award is different than the Voices of Inclusion Medallion which is given by the larger umbrella of ACPA and recognizes folks who have shown leadership over five years on broader initiatives of diversity and multiculturalism on their campuses.
"Mr. Bryant has had a lasting impact on the campus community through his work over the last four years. He has pushed for change on the local level and inspired the youth. My personal experiences with him have made me feel like I was a peer in the receiving and delivering the message of equality and diversity. The plain language and real world perspective that Mr. Bryant frames his message in epitomizes social justice. Too often a message is lost in translation but Mr. Bryant knows his audience and has created expectations for his community that are understood by those choosing to live within that community. There has been significant change in the level of respect and understanding in the areas that are under Mr. Bryant’s supervision. Even with the turnover in residents each year, the message remains the same year in and year out. This will be Mr. Bryant’s legacy: an attitude of respect and understanding that transcends age, class, race and religion among college aged students."
2006 - Craig Almo, University of Maryland
2007 - Penny Rice, Iowa State University
2008 - Bernie Liang, University of Washington, Tacoma
2009 - Hind Mari, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2010 - David E. Jones, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
2011 - Kris Bergbom, Assistant Director of Student Programs, Mount Holyoke College
Commitment to Social Justice Education:
This award honors a department, campus, ACPA committee or commission that has shown a commitment to social justice education and development, training, or programming.
SIU's Social Justice Leadership Institute, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
The Social Justice Leadership Institute at SIU is a collaborative effort among a variety of departments across campus dedicated to engaging students in identifying social justice issues and building the skills necessary to implement action to redress those issues. Participants within this initiative impact the local community by applying social justice theories to their every day lives. This year a new element of the Institute was implemented to have participants create an Action Plan to identify and address a social justice issue within the community and/or on campus. This allows participants to leave their legacy on campus. Without the support of those within Student Involvement and Leadership Development at SIU, this need for social justice would not be met and those involved would not be receive an experience that generates original thought, purpose and values that enhances the college experience and benefits students as an individual.
2007 - Division of Student and Campus Life - The University of Vermont
2008 - The Elon Academy - Elon University
2009 - Samanta Lopez - University of Delaware
Commitment to the Commission (awarded bi-annually):
2007 - Susan Stuart, Queensborough Community College
2009 - Keith Edwards, Macalester College
2011 - Stephani Bondi, Iowa State University