• Acknowledges outstanding efforts and accomplishments in developing, achieving and sustaining Extension
    programs and/or audiences in our diverse and multicultural society.
  • Diversity refers to the fact that our community, both locally and nationally, is comprised of many individuals,
    each having unique attributes based on a variety of social, physical, and cultural characteristics.
  • Multiculturalism is a philosophy that recognizes, accepts, and integrates the contributions and achievements
    of all people into the social and economic fabric of the community in which they exist. 
  • Multiculturalism requires an understanding of and respect for the historical bases of the belief systems and
    traditions of various groups to develop their members socially, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and
  • Nominations should show understanding, valuing and celebrating differences among people relative to race,
    color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran
    status and sexual orientation (List is not all- inclusive and not limited to those mentioned.)
  • One team (two or more individuals) recognition per chapter per year
  • A team or individual may submit applications.
  • The team nomination should include all staff (full- time and part-time academic professional and classified) that
    had a primary role in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the program.
  • The diversity/multicultural program must have been implemented in the past three years.
  • At least 50% of team members eligible for ESP membership must be ESP members whose dues are paid for
    the previous and current years.
  • Criteria:
    • Program description addresses significant diversity/multicultural issues for a period of at least
      one year.
    • Makes innovative efforts to attract and reach diverse and/or multicultural audiences.
    • Demonstrates collaborative efforts.
    • Utilizes creative and unique strategies to market or publicize the program to reach diverse
      and/or targeted audiences.
    • Makes efforts above and beyond affirmative action program requirements.
    • Demonstrates potential for replication by others.
Judging Criteria
Program description using the above criteria 60 points
25 points
Future implications
15 points
100 points

An editable/ printable Chapter Recognition Certificate can be prepared and signed by chapter leadership.
ESP certificate seals are available for purchase from the ESP Executive Director using the ESP Supply
Order Form.

Note: This year the forms have been modified so that the number of words will be limited in the various sections. 
The limitations are actually characters rather than words.  The number of words used for limits are based on an
average of 8 characters per word plus a following space.  For example a 200 word limit is actually a total of 1,600
characters. Once the limit is met, no further characters will be recorded.  If you are using a word processor and are
cutting and pasting into the online system be sure to check to see that you have not exceed the number of characters

Click the Diversity / Multicultural Team Recognition link to complete and submit the application form