The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) and the Office of Institutional Diversity are pleased to presentBreaking Barriers: A Celebration of the Accomplishments and Impact of OSU Women. This event, in its second year, will recognize and award the influential contributions women at Oregon State University have made to our community.


We welcome nominations for five awards to be presented at the event: Breaking Barriers in Education, Breaking Barriers in Research, Breaking Barriers in Athletics, the PCOSW Community Builder and the Harriet “Hattie” Redmond awards. Nominators may submit multiple nominations. Award winners will be announced at the celebration on April 22, 2019.


To nominate someone, please click the link here:

Please be prepared to include the following information in the nomination form:

  • Your name and email address
  • Name of the nominee (individual or group)
  • Nominee’s email address
  • Nominee’s role/department (e.g. Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies)
  • Nominee’s affiliation to OSU
  • A detailed description on how the nominee meets the criteria/description of the award
  • Please keep description to 500 words


Nominations are open until 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Below are the descriptions of the five awards; if you have any questions, please email Brandi Douglas (


Breaking Barriers in Education Award

This award recognizes a woman (woman-identified) faculty member whose high impact in teaching and mentoring has paved the way for women in higher education to thrive and prosper.


Breaking Barriers in Research Award

This award honors a woman (woman-identified) faculty member whose innovative research challenges and expands knowledge and/or improves the lives of women.


Breaking Barriers in Athletics Award

This award recognizes a woman (woman-identified) member of the OSU athletic community whose contributions actively create and encourage gender equity in sports.


PCOSW Community Builder Award

This award honors a woman (woman-identified) OSU community member or group whose work contributes significantly to the campus environment through advocacy of gender equity.


Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award

This award celebrates a woman of color (woman-identified) within the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity.


Office of Institutional Diversity (OID)

Oregon State University 

510 Kerr Admin | Corvallis, OR


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