Strive Awards

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2023 Strive Awards

In honor of Womxn’s History Month 2020, the WRC launched the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's inaugural Strive Awards. The Strive Awards are a celebration of the gender equity work and activism being done by students, faculty, and staff on the Illinois campus.

 The Women’s Resources Center invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Strive Awards!

Join us in celebrating Illinois students, staff, and faculty doing incredible gender equity work on our campus!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
5 - 6:30 pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall
Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP requested: by Friday, February 24
  • The Advocate Award: This honor is for a faculty member, staff member, or student who consistently “walks the walk” and advocates for gender equity in their everyday lives, even when it’s hard.
  • The Scholar Award: This award is for a faculty member, staff member, or student who advocates for and advances gender equity through their academic and professional endeavors.
  • The Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown Coalition Award: This honor is for a student who brings diverse groups of people together across identity lines to advance gender equity.
  • The Pat Morey Legacy Award: This award is for a student who engages in gender equity work that will benefit the University of Illinois campus long after they graduate.
  • The Strive Together Award: This honor will go to a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that has made significant contributions towards gender equity during the current academic year.

Nominations for the 2023 Strive Awards are now closed.