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Office of Multicultural Programs

Engineering Community Award Presented to a student organization that has shown commitment to engineering community on campus. This organization deliberately seeks out partners for collaboration across campus organizations, ethnic groups, and affinity groups. This organization has shown that to engineer community, one must bring together partners whose mission is often different from their own and find common cause in benefiting the campus as a whole.

  • Arab Student Organization

Excellence in Programming Award Presented to an organization in recognition for raising the bar in student programing. This award is meant to highlight a particular program that exemplifies all that a student program can, and should be. This program has elements of multiculturalism and encourages a safe space for students to explore, understand, and learn more about an aspect of diversity.

  • Latino Cultural Center

Organization of the Year Presented to the organization that has exemplified MIT's high standards. This organization has shown a commitment to building community and improving the experience of MIT students. This organization has been active and intentional in promoting diversity and inclusion and has been proactive in seeking partnerships across MIT.

  • Bangladeshi Students Association

Mens et Manus Award In recognition of a senior in our community who has shown a passion and affinity for diversity and inclusion work. To be nominated for this award, the student must be a senior at MIT who has made a lasting impact on the community. This student has gone above and beyond to bring awareness to issues of diversity and inclusion at MIT and has been active in the community to promote cultural awareness.

  • Shadab Dawood '15

Excellence Through Adversity Award Presented to a student leader who has shown that leadership is often defined by persistence in the face of adversity. This student has shown tenacity in the face of strife and has demonstrated resolve to persevere in carrying out the mission and values of diversity and inclusion in our community.

  • Veronica Lane '15
  • Willy Vasquez '15

Emerging Leader Award In recognition of a freshman or sophomore in our community who has shown a passion and affinity for diversity and inclusion work. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a member who has already made significant contributions to the community and has demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.

  • Ebenezer Nkwate '17

Unsung Hero Award Presented to a member of the MIT community who has demonstrated that leadership isn't always defined by title and position. This is a member of the community who has shown commitment and passion for the community regardless of leadership position and shown a willingness to support efforts of diversity and inclusion. This is a student who is an asset to the community.

  • Abullah Alsaeed '15

Faculty Ambassador Award Presented to a faculty member who has shown a great commitment to enhancing the experience for students at MIT that transcends the boundaries of the classroom. This faculty member has shown an enthusiasm both inside and outside of the classroom for multiculturalism and diversity.

  • Dr. Sally Haslanger,
    Ford Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

Excellent Staff Member Award Given to a staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to enrich the experience for students at MIT. This staff member has shown a passion and willingness to engage students in activities, programs, or simply in dialogue about matters related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Monica Orta,
    Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Media Lab

Office of Multicultural Programs Recognition Award Presented to seniors that have shown a sustained commitment to the mission of the OMP through service.

  • Dextina Alana Booker '15
  • Roseannie Langomas '15