The University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- Social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
- Community service;
- Scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity, and indigeneity in U.S. society, and;
- Community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.
In 2007, UW-Madison launched an annual program of awards to women of color for outstanding service in higher education following in the footsteps of the UW System, which launched the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards in 1994.
If you have questions or need to submit the nomination in a different format, please contact us at OWOC.firstname.lastname@example.org.