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GITA Community Awards

The GITA Community Awards (GCA) is a long-standing tradition created by MSU Denver’s Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA) that celebrates individuals at the university who have enhanced our campus community with their outstanding contributions. Every year at the annual GCA Reception, one exemplary person in each category (Student, Alumnae, Faculty, Classified Staff and Administrator) is honored by a selection committee comprised of the award winners from the previous year. We encourage the nomination of individuals that are female-identified who makes a significant contribution to our campus community, including individuals who identify as trans* and gender queer. The Institute for Women's Studies and Services does not participate in the selection process; winners are selected solely by a committee comprised of the previous year’s award winners.

The GITA Community Awards reception is a fundraiser for four scholarships the Institute sponsors: the Pamela McIntyre-Marcom Memorial Scholarship, the Activist Scholarship, the Meredith Wetzel Memorial Scholarship, and the Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Scholarship.

Come join us for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvre, and entertainment! Your presence helps our students continue to pursue their education!

Award Nomination

Nominations are open! Come recognize the accomplishments of some of our outstanding students, alums, faculty members, staff members, or friends of the Institute that have been integral in espousing the goals of GITA. We encourage you to nominate anyone that you feel deserves recognition for their leadership roles, academic excellence, volunteer work, activism, or prominence in particular field.

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