The Roosevelt Ruffin Award Program was created to promote and encourage support of diversity by recognizing individuals and/or groups of individuals at SVSU who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and creativity in the area of diversity. SVSU alumni, students, faculty and staff may nominate candidates. The recipient of this award will receive a monetary award presented at the annual All-University Awards Banquet.
Diversity is represented by a variety of different characteristics and activities that promote, and enhance an environment that fosters and supports the personal and intellectual growth of students, faculty, and staff at SVSU.
Submit a letter of nomination that addresses how the nominee or team/group has demonstrated a significant commitment to enhance diversity at SVSU including at least three of the following:
Award nominees can be SVSU academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty or staff who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs at SVSU to enhance diversity on the basis of color, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity, economic status, political belief and marital status.
Nominations must cite activities that demonstrate the significant contribution that the individual or team/group, unit/organization has made toward advancing human rights, equity, diversity and special and social justice at SVSU and the broader community.
A complete nomination packet must include the following:
Download and print a Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award info sheet by clicking on the box to the right.
The Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award Committee will select one award to be given to an individual or team/group. The committee, SVSU’s faculty and support staff may change from year to year. The committee will be chaired by Dr. Mamie T. Thorns, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Diversity at (989) 964-4068 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Mamie T. Thorns
Saginaw Valley State University
Office of Diversity Programs
Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710