The Margaret B. Hazaleus Awards are presented yearly at the Celebrate Colorado State Awards Reception in April. The nomination deadline is usually in the beginning of February. Although award winners and their nominators should be notified prior to the Celebrate Colorado State Awards Reception, there should be no further publication or announcement of the winners prior to the event. After the event, an email can be sent to the Women's Studies listservs, recognizing the winners. Three winners are usually selected, dependent upon the number of nominations received-traditionally a state classified employee, a faculty member, and an administrative professional employee are selected. "Sorry" letters should be sent to nominees who were not selected.
Hazaleus award winners receive a check for $1,000 (the VP for Diversity Office covers this cost) and an engraved clock (from All-Sports Trophies). Their names should be added to the Hazaleus Award Plaque located outside the CWSGR office (also done at All-Sports Trophies).
Margaret Bennington Hazaleus, a woman of force, compassion, and wit, became a respected mentor for a large number of women at Colorado State University over several decades. After earning a bachelor's degree in nutrition and a master's degree in sociology from CSU, she served as the assistant dean of the College of Home Economics for a number of years. Margaret was one of the members of the Faculty Women's Caucus ad hoc committee that came together to design a course of study that would become the Women's Interdisciplinary Studies Program.