The Campus Leaders Who Care Award seeks to recognize the outstanding involvement and support of senior administrators for their commitment and contributions to enhance the culture of safety at their institutions. 


The nominated individual should be a senior administrator who has made an outstanding contribution or effort to promote a shared vision of safety at their institution. Individuals will be evaluated on:

  • Mechanism(s) that articulate safety communications from the top down
  • Empowering the voice of safety concerns on their campus
  • Financial support to foster a culture of safety (i.e., adequate facilities, resources, etc.)
  • Support for integrating safety policies, procedures, and management systems
  • Recognition of faculty/staff/students for their contributions to safety


Individuals must be from a CSHEMA member institution in good standing. The primary CSHEMA representative for the institution must endorse the nominee.


Nominations should be made online. In addition to the basic information requested in the nomination form, please include the following in a PDF attachment (uploaded through the form):

  • Name, title, institution, and contact information of the nominee
  • Name, title, institution, and contact information of the nominator
  • A PDF narrative, no longer than five pages, that illustrates the development of a safety culture on the campus; screenshots and photos may be included

Submissions must be received by March 1 to be considered.

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Members of the Awards and Recognition Committee and a representative from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities will review entries for recognition. If the institution of an Awards and Recognition Committee member submits an application, the member shall recuse him/herself from evaluating and voting. The committee may choose to place an institution in one of three award categories: Award of Honor, Award of Merit, or Award of Commendation.

Recognition award will be presented to the recipient at the awards ceremony at the Annual Conference. CSHEMA will forward a letter of recognition to recipient, and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities will announce the award winners at the Council on Research Summer Meeting.

Evaluation (100 points possible)
  • 20 points – Mechanism that articulates safety communications from the top down
  • 20 points – Empowers the voice of safety concerns on their campus
  • 20 points – Financial support that fosters a culture of safety 
  • 20 points – Support for integrating safety policies, procedures, and management systems
  • 20 points - Recognition of faculty, staff, and/or students for their contributions to safety