Employee Wellbeing

CSUN Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award


CSUN values diversity as an essential condition for achieving institutional excellence. Our University thrives on the talents drawn from a diverse workforce and believes that a climate of respect and inclusivity allows employees to perform to their maximum potential.

The CSUN Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented to employees who exemplify beyond the scope of their normal work, through leadership and positive interactions with others, a commitment to the spirit of diversity and a profound respect for all people from different backgrounds, life experiences, learning styles, and points of view within the University community.

One staff member and/or administrator will be honored for this award.


Nominations must provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated a high regard for diversity and inclusion through a combination of the following:

  1. Beyond the normal scope of their work duties, sought out, valued and utilized differing knowledge, experiences, and talents of CSUN’s diverse community.

  2. Promoted practices and initiated efforts to support inclusion of all people, building community and effective cross-cultural collaborations.

  3. Aligned actions and decisions with the University’s core value of demonstrating respect for all people.


Recipients will be regular full- or part-time, including permanent or long-term temp staff members and/or administrators of the University.


Recipients of the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award will receive a $300 cash award and a commemorative award. They will be honored at the annual Staff Service and Excellence Recognition event.


Please provide information pertaining to the Nominee, You (the Nominator), and the Nominee's Supervisor.  

It is recommended that you use the preview of the nomination form provided on the Staff Service Awards page to prepare your responses so that you may paste them into the form in one sitting.

After you successfully submit your nomination, you will receive an email with which you can view and print a copy of your nomination. If you do not receive an email, you have not successfully submitted your nomination.