2021 Creating a Just Community Award

The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion seeks nominations for the 2021 Creating A Just Community award.

The Creating A Just Community award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a Pitt employee in creating a more just, equitable, and inclusive community. The awardee will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a recognition plaque at the Creating A Just Community program held during MLK Jr. Social Justice Week.


Any full-time or part-time Pitt employee who has led or facilitated impactful equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at the University may be nominated for this award.

Previous recipients are not eligible.


The award will acknowledge those individuals that endeavor to address issues of social inequity or injustice through distinct initiatives that advance an inclusive and transformative community experience in areas including access, advocacy, belonging, campus climate, creativity, personal development, entrepreneurship, multicultural/social justice education, research and scholarship, service, and success.

Self-nominations are welcomed.

Nominations must be submitted on or before Friday, December 3, 2021 via the 2021 Creating A Just Community award nomination form.

Learn more about 2020 awardee, Yolanda Covington-Ward.

Questions? Email diversity@pitt.edu.

Selection Procedures

The awards committee will evaluate the nominations and make final recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.