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View Thomas Jefferson Award criteria

The University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award honors students, staff, and faculty* members who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include: broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs; a strong concern for the advancement of higher education; a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual.

Eligible nominees are full-time faculty*, students, or staff whose achievements reflect superior performance in their normal work or scholarship and notable participation in humanitarian activities.

*Full-time CU faculty with the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, senior instructor, or instructor.

Nominations are not being accepted for the 2020-21 academic year.