Impact Awards

The purpose of CoCEAL’s annual Impact Practice (CIP) Awards is to elevate, recognize, and celebrate impact practices of educational institutions, departments, and community organizations committed to the academic advancements and overall success of LatinXs in Colorado.


  • Staff and Faculty Impact Practice Award
    Awarded to a staff, faculty, or staff/faculty organization that advances LatinXs in Colorado
  • Student Impact Practice Award
    Awarded to a student or student organization that advances LatinXs in Colorado
  • Community Impact Practice Award
    Awarded to a community organization, community member, or community initiative that advances LatinXs in Colorado

Award winners are determined by a selection committee made up of CoCEAL members and board members. If you are interested in serving on a future selection committee, please email

Individual, group, and/or self-nominations are all welcomed. Nominations should be either CoCEAL members or affiliated with a CoCEAL members’ respective institution/organization. You may submit multiple nominations.

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a packet using the online CIP application. To submit a nomination, please click here to be directed to the full online application. You will be prompted to attach supporting documents. Examples of supporting documents include but are not limited to: Letter of nomination, letters of support, spreadsheets, program plans, outcomes, pictures, other relevant evidence files, etc. The platform used for online file submissions is Google Forms. You may be prompted to log-in to a Google account in order to submit a nomination via the online application. If you are not a Google user, we have included a CoCEAL Impact Practice Awards Nomination Form PDF downloadable file here that can be submitted along with your supporting documents to

To review the rubric criteria used in the CIP Awards review process, please click here: 2019 Impact Practice Awards Rubric PDF.

The following guidelines are provided to assist the nominator in preparing a competitive nomination packet.  Examples of impact practices include but are not limited to:

  • LatinX student support
  • LatinX-centered community organizing and awareness
  • Grassroots efforts to advance LatinXs in Colorado
  • Innovative LatinX-centered programs/services
  • Community partnerships/initiatives
  • Mentorship and leadership programs
  • DREAMers/DACA/undocumented student support
  • LatinX faculty/staff associations
  • LatinX-centered research
  • LatinX-inclusive curriculum
  • LatinX success-centered policy and practice implementation

Thank you all for your considerations and nominations. For questions or concerns regarding awards please email us at and a representative will get back to you!