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Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Award

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What are the Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Awards?

Each year the WGS Center for Social Justice honors students, faculty, and staff who work to make our world a better place. Nominations are reviewed by a committee, and awards are presented each Spring. Nominees are people who demonstrate courage, compassion, and leadership while working to eliminate discrimination, oppression, and injustice locally and globally. The Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Awards highlight individuals’ tireless efforts to impact our world, and inspire others to do the same.

Criteria and Application Instructions

  • Nominees for the Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Awards must be part of the University of Oklahoma community. They may be members of any department or unit. They must be involved in a project/organization dedicated toward some issue of social justice. The nominee must demonstrate leadership by acting as an advocate and role-model for their chosen causes within the university and the wider community.
  • Nominators must submit a completed application, consisting of the nomination form below, a copy of the nominee’s CV or resume, and a letter of nomination. All materials must be submitted at the same time.
  • The letter of nomination should contain clear references to how the nominee has demonstrated leadership, courage and compassion in his/her work as a social justice advocate as well as indicate how long the nominee has been working as an advocate or role model for his/her chosen cause.

Access the application here:

The completed application form along with the required materials should be submitted by Monday, April 18, 2022.