Diversity Award for Hajar Ahmed

March 20, 2014 by  


By Ayub Khan, TMO

uva-logoThe University of Virginia’s Office for Diversity and Equity has chosen Hajar Ahmed, a fourth-year student in politics to receive this year’s annual award along with a faculty member. It’s the first time the university has named two winners of the annual award, and the first time a U.Va. student has won.

The honor recognizes students, faculty or staff members who have demonstrated a deep commitment to diversity in the U.Va. community. The award was established to recognize the accomplishments of former President Casteen, who was the award’s inaugural recipient in 2010.

Specific criteria for the award include playing a leadership role in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion at U.Va. and making a sustainable and quantifiable impact in these areas.
Ahmed, a member of the Most Passionate Pi Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc. and vice president of the Multicultural Greek Council, led students beginning last year in a campaign, “Restore AccessUVA.”

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