diversity task force

Congratulations to the Housing and Food Services, Cultural Programs Office. They are the second recipients of the
Purdue Catalyst Award!

Meet the 2009 Award Finalists

Meet the 2008 Award Finalists

Watch the presentations from the 2008 Showcase

The Purdue Catalyst Award
This annual award is designed to recognize units that demonstrate excellence in enhancing diversity and promoting an inclusive work environment.

Award nominees can be units or teams within the Treasurer’s area that have implemented innovative policies, procedures, and/or programs to advance diversity & inclusion.

Recognition will be given for stellar performance in at least one of the following categories:

  • Recruitment/Workforce Diversity
    Diversity representation in the workplace, best practices for enhancing the applicant pool and recruiting a diverse workforce through innovation.
  • Development
    Opportunities for diversity education and communication within the organization.
  • Retention
    Programs and initiatives to support efforts in retaining staff members such as affinity groups, mentoring programs, and career enrichment.
  • Outreach
    Activities which encourage and support diversity in the community.

Award Amount: $5000, for use to continue diversity efforts within the winning unit.

Nomination Process
Submit a letter of nomination that addresses how the unit has demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity. A link to the nomination form is located at the bottom of of the page.

Nomination packets should describe creative models, strategies, or best practices and why it should be considered a best practice. Please specify sustained and recent contributions. Documentation of data and success rates should also be included.

Nominees who meet the criteria will be invited to an open forum to exhibit their contributions through a display and give a brief five to seven minute presentation.  The EVPT Diversity Task force will recommend a winner to the Treasurer’s leadership team. The winner will be announced at the Purdue Catalyst Award reception and ceremony in May of 2010.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 26, 2009.

Nomination Form


The University community will be invited to attend a forum showcasing the initiatives of the
award nominees.

Watch your mailbox in February 2010 for more information.


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