This award recognizes contributions to or advocacy on behalf of LGBTIQA+ communities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Individuals who have contributed in one or more of the following ways are eligible for consideration:
- Elevated the status of LGBTIQ-identified persons and/or allies;
- Helped to improve campus or community policies affecting LGBTIQ-identified persons;
- Enhanced visibility and awareness of LGBTIQ issues.
Three awards will be given out; one to an undergraduate student, one to a graduate/professional student, and one to a faculty/staff member. The awardees will be honored at Lavender Graduation.
Previous LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award Honorees
Undergraduate Award: Ariana Rivens
Graduate/Professional Award: Kimberly Pentel
Faculty/Staff Award: Kai Ewing
Undergraduate Award: Cèsar Rodriguiz
Graduate/Professional Award: Stephen Krueger
Undergraduate Award: Summer Pennell
Graduate/Professional Award: Jacob Ford
Since we administer the award, LGBTQ Center professional staff are not eligible for LGBTIQA Advocacy Awards, but our graduate assistant(s) and work-study employees are eligible.
Anyone may nominate and we encourage self-nominations. To do so, please fill out and submit the form below.