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Lift Every Voice Award

Submit Nominations for the 2023 Lift Every Voice Award!

Nomination Form

Nominations Due: January 30, 2023

The Black Faculty and Staff Organization (BFSO) of the University of Mississippi founded the “Lift Every Voice” award to recognize an individual, group, or entity that has contributed to the betterment of human relationships on our campus. Particular emphasis is given to the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, equal access and inclusion. Recipients of this award should have worked beyond their normal employment boundaries and performed the “extra mile” of service to the University. The Black Faculty and Staff Organization and the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement seek nominees for the 2023 award.

Please submit Nominations for this award via this form by Monday, January 30 at 5pm.

Award recipients must demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Demonstrated vision to see injustices and inequities associated with our campus (or the world) and exhibited physical/mental efforts to correct these imbalances.
  • Established services and/or advocacy for the human rights of those marginalized because of, race or ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, resources or age.
  • Devoted ample time and energy to provide equality in access to resources, opportunity, social justice and reconciliation.
  • Applied innovation and creativity for addressing societal issues.

For more information about the awards, please feel free to reach out to the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at or (662) 915-1689.