The Dornsife Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and the Office of Dean Amber D. Miller are proud to announce the inaugural Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Awards. These awards recognize both scholarly and service-focused contributions that are emblematic of our commitment to elevating and embodying the values of representative diversity, building inclusive communities, and advocating for equity in higher education.
Any faculty, staff, or student in Dornsife College can nominate a person they believe has demonstrated their commitment to these values through scholarship or actions that better our community.
Any faculty, staff member, or graduate student with a primary affiliation in Dornsife College is eligible; self-nominations are welcomed. Nominees will be selected by the staff of the Dornsife Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in collaboration with Dean Miller. Awards will be presented at a celebration in the spring semester.
Deadline for nomination is Friday, November 3, 2023.
Scroll down to access the nomination form.
The Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Scholarship recognizes impactful publications, research, or engagement with the public or academic community that address issues of access, representational diversity, the impact of marginalization or discrimination, building inclusive communities, or other related areas of focus.
Efforts may also include championing DEIB causes in their professional organizations and roles. These efforts should deepen our scholarly understanding of representation, equity, inclusion, and belonging and contribute positively to broader discourse or meaningful change.
- Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Scholarship – Faculty
- Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Scholarship – Graduate Student
The Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Community Contributions recognizes individual efforts to enhance the Dornsife community from within, through committed action including but not limited to: mentoring and support; strong, equity-based leadership; efforts to intentionally build bridges and across departments or fields; creating or supporting groups that benefit Dornsife or USC staff, faculty, or students. These efforts should reflect individuals who embody inclusive, kind, and equitable practices in their day-to-day interactions with others in such a way as to better the community and those around them.
- Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Community Contributions – Faculty
- Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Community Contributions – Staff
- Dornsife Dean’s Emblem Award for Outstanding Community Contributions – Graduate Student
Nomination and Award Process
Nominations are now open for all faculty, staff, and graduate students with a primary affiliation in Dornsife College. Self-nominations are welcomed. You may nominate as many candidates as you wish for each of the eligible categories.
Award winners will be selected by the Dornsife Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in collaboration with Dean Amber D. Miller, and will be presented by the Dean at a celebratory event in the spring. Please use the nomination form on this webpage.