Nominate a Colleague for a Multiracial Network Award!


Within the Standing Committee of Multicultural Affairs, the Multiracial Network (MRN) seeks your nominations for professionals, institutions, and initiatives that advance dialogue on multiracial issues on college campuses.

How to Submit
To submit an award nomination, please visit our nomination page. All award nominations must be submitted by Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 11:59pm (PST).

Nomination Criteria
The following criteria should be followed:
• Written rationale, demonstrating qualifications that meet or exceed the criteria of the award
• Nominator’s and nominee’s contact information (name / title / institution / email / phone)
• Any additional information you feel would strengthen the nomination

Awards Categories
The MRN Awards focus on services to campus communities and advancing multiracial awareness. The MRN Awards categories for this year are:

*Professional of the Year* The recipient will exemplify significant achievements and contributions to their institution(s) and/or the larger student affairs field regarding the promotion and encouragement of multiracial awareness. This award can be for a seasoned professional or new professional in higher education.

*Student of the Year* The recipient will exemplify significant promise and potential to exceed in student affairs/higher education as well as an interest in promoting and encouraging multiracial awareness. This award can be for a current undergraduate or graduate student.

*Outstanding Research Contribution* The recipient(s) will exemplify innovative research in contributing to the enhancement of multiracial scholarship in student affairs/higher education. This may include empirical research or theory development by a single investigator/author or a collaborative research team.

*Outstanding Initiative for Multiracial Awareness* The recipient(s) will exemplify innovative approaches to promoting education on and advancing practices toward multiracial students and/or professionals (also includes work with MRN). This award can be for a program or campus or initiative by an individual or group. Nominations can be for an entire institution, an academic or student affairs department, student group or individuals working within higher education.

Nominations, questions, and inquiries are always welcomed and may be sent to Adam Ortiz at

Award recipients will be presented with their award at the ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention. If recipient is unable to make it to the conference, their award will be mailed to them.