Dignity & Respect Champions Program Kicks Off

Kate Martin | March 15, 2013

New program will recognize an individual who promotes diversity at Northwestern.

Do you know someone in the Northwestern community who goes out of their way to promote a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment of diversity at the University?

Northwestern’s Commission on Diversity & Inclusion recently launched the Dignity & Respect Champions program. This program will recognize a student, faculty, or staff member who embodies the mission and vision of diversity at Northwestern.

“We want to raise the visibility of diversity, and the underlying values of dignity and respect, within the campus community," says Alejandra Estrin Dashe, PhD, who chairs the Commission for Diversity & Inclusion at Northwestern. “We want the community to know that people other than the commission are doing this kind of work.”

A Dignity & Respect Champion is fully committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and justice throughout this University and in the healthcare community. This person goes out of their way to promote a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment of diversity at the University, is an active community member in promoting social justice, and takes a strong interest in making health care accessible for everyone.

One individual will be recognized as a Champion each trimester. Champions will receive an award, be featured in Northwestern Today, and be recognized in the Commission for Diversity and Inclusion display case.

Who in our campus community is a Dignity & Respect Champion? The nomination form is online and due by March 22, 2013.

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