Barnard Bold

Grace Lee Boggs '35 once said:

 “We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love,
serve, and create for and with each other.”

As a Barnard community, we come together in moments of celebration and support each other during times of struggle and growth. Barnard Bold intends to recognize five students and three student organizations that embody the dedication to community that Grace Lee Boggs exemplifies. We invite staff, faculty and students to nominate Barnard students for their work to enhance and critically engage the community. We will come together in celebration on Thursday, February 16th to recognize these specific organizations/individuals and learn about the work that has been done, as well as recognize various student groups on campus who contribute to the success of campus life.

Nomination Process:


We invite students, staff and faculty to nominate a current Barnard student or a student organization that has demonstrated commitment to community at Barnard. Students are permitted to nominate an organization or campus group of which they are a member. 

To submit a nomination, please complete the Bold form that will invite you to name the individual/organization, state your relationship, and write a short paragraph explaining why they are deserving of the recognition. This paragraph should be no more than 200 words.


Nominations open on Monday, November 21st and close on Friday, December 9th at 12pm.

When submitting nominations, we invite you to use the following guiding questions:

  1. How has this individual/groupboth challenged and supported the Barnard community?
  2. How has their commitment impacted your Barnard experience or the experience of others around you?
  3. How does this individual/group call others into a culture of accountability?
  4. How does their work or contributions relate directly to the Grace Lee Boggs quote stated in the purpose of Barnard Bold.


Selection Process:

  • All applications will be reviewed by the Barnard Bold committee

    • The committee is comprised of administrators from the following departments: Student Life, Events Management, Residential Life, Well Woman, and the Office of International & Intercultural Student Programs .

  • Number of nominations received for an individual/organization will not be a measured weight for selection.

  • Committee members will read through each nominations and come together to discuss every candidate.

  • While scale of impact will of course be a consideration, the Barnard Bold committee will closely consider the myriad of ways that challenge, growth and change can impact individuals or the campus community despite scale of initiatives.

    • For example: we welcome nominations for both the Barnard student who directly and powerfully impacted one student, and also the Barnard students who led a campus wide movement.

  • Individual/group selected for Barnard Bold and their nominee(s) will be notified at the start of the Spring 2017.


Event Information:

Thursday, February 16th | 7:00-8:30pm
Event Oval, LL1 Diana Center
All invited to attend.

Interested in joining? RSVP here: