Located in one of the most diverse cities in the world, Marymount Manhattan College understands that promoting diversity and inclusion is critically important in higher education.  The College’s commitment to this principle is highlighted in its five year Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

As a community, Marymount values those facets of diversity that are seen and unseen. We aspire to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in which people of different identities – whether based on race, color, class, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or national origin, political viewpoint, economic status, ability status, physical appearance, language or additional identities – are valued and respected. Accordingly, we strive to foster an environment where these differences, as well as differences in intellectual interests and personal perspective are explored and embraced as central to College’s educational mission.

In furtherance of that mission, The Marymount Manhattan College Inclusivity Subcommittee for Staff and Faculty Recruitment and Retention has established the Diversity and Inclusion Award (D.I.A.) to recognize a project by a faculty member that advances diversity and inclusivity and works to create a culture that is supportive, inclusive and welcoming to all within the Marymount Manhattan College community.

This award will be given once a year by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and will be presented at the April Faculty Council meeting.


  • All adjuncts, tenure-track and tenured faculty members are eligible
  • Previous award winners within three years are not eligible
  • Those whose main job responsibilities at MMC involve diversity work are not eligible.
  • Members of the Inclusivity Subcommittee for Staff and Faculty Recruitment and Retention are not eligible

Nomination Guidelines

The Inclusivity Subcommittee for Staff and Faculty Recruitment and Retention will consider candidates nominated through our online nomination form. The nomination letter should be no longer than one page. In this letter, the nominator should describe the candidate’s project, explain the resulting impact on the community, and identify how it makes Marymount Manhattan a more diverse and inclusive community. Please place the project in the context of the candidate’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

The deadline for nominations is April 3, 2020.

Nominators may be any staff, student or faculty member of Marymount Manhattan College. Nominees may self-nominate. Nominees will be evaluated based on the strength of their project to promote the principles of diversity and inclusivity, including but not limited to the following activities:

  • Developing strategies to improve recruitment and retention of diverse staff, faculty and or students
  • Enhancing the community’s understanding of the value of inclusiveness through education
  • Developing creative and effective course content or programming that brings multiple cultures and interests together
  • Creating opportunities for students and faculty to engage with members of the surrounding community
  • Promoting institutional policies and practices that invite and reinforce inclusiveness
  • Advocating for the interests of under-represented populations in the school community
  • Other initiatives that enrich diversity and inclusivity at and around Marymount Manhattan College


Complete the online submission form here