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Purpose of awards

The College of Saint Rose’s President’s Leadership & Inclusive Excellence Awards are designed to recognize, on an annual basis, two students who have made significant contributions toward institutionalizing the mission and goals of the College’s commitment to diversity. One award is designated for an ALANA student who has exemplified campus involvement and leadership. The other award is open to the entire student population and honors an individual who has worked toward advancing principles of inclusion in support of the College’s strategic diversity goals.

Each award amount is $250


The College of Saint Rose is a diverse learning community that fosters integrity, interdependence, and mutual respect. Inclusive Excellence supports the advancement of reciprocal cultural sensitivity across campus, in order to build a culture that promotes the appreciation of diversity in every aspect of the College and the surrounding community. We are a place that values diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, religion, ability, age, veteran status, and nationality. Our institutional approach to Inclusive Excellence describes a quality of academic and professional experiences that are realized when all individuals have an equal opportunity to succeed. Inclusive Excellence infuses diversity into the institution’s recruiting, admissions, and hiring processes; curriculum and co-curriculum; and administrative structures and practices. Inclusive Excellence is central to our role as an engaged urban institution with a rich array of liberal arts and professional programs. This approach, grounded in our Catholic heritage, provides opportunities for greater learning, understanding, and growth for all of our students within local, national and global contexts.

The College of Saint Rose’s Definition of Inclusive Excellence