The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW), the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID), the Office of the Provost, and OSU Athletics are pleased to present Breaking Barriers, a celebration of the accomplishments and impact of those who have advanced gender equity at Oregon State University.

Breaking Barriers Celebration
Monday, April 24, 2023
5:30-7 p.m.
Willamette Room, CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Registration will open soon!

Breaking Barriers Awards are open to anyone in the OSU community who has worked to advance gender equity in alignment with each of the award categories.  We accept nominations of faculty, staff, students and community members.  Nominators may submit multiple nominations but must submit a separate form for each nomination. Award recipients will be announced at the annual Breaking Barriers Celebration.
The submission period for 2023 nominations has concluded. 

Award Categories

Breaking Barriers in Education Award

This award recognizes a member of the OSU community whose high impact in teaching and mentoring has paved the way for gender equity in higher education to thrive and prosper. 

Breaking Barriers in Research Award

This award honors a member of the OSU community whose innovative research challenges and expands knowledge and/or improves the lives of marginalized genders.

Breaking Barriers in Athletics Award

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

The PCOSW Community Builder Award

This award honors an individual, or group, in the OSU community whose work contributes significantly to the campus environment through advocacy of gender equity. ​​​

The Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award 

This award celebrates a member of the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity.