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 an employee who beyond the scope of their normal work, through leadership and positive interactions with others, exemplifies 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.


Recipient will be regular full, or part-time, staff, including permanent or long-term temps and/or administrators of the University, including Auxiliaries. Nominees must have completed a minimum of two years of service.


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


View the Staff Service Awards & Recognition of Excellence Awards Home Page to access the current Nomination Form and view deadline information.