Vanderbilt University has become the first major U.S. university to award its first-ever diversity award to a museum of its namesake.
The museum of intolerance and tolerance is the first to receive the prize, the Associated Press reported.
It was created by a committee of alumni and faculty in partnership with the university.
The museum is a research-based institution with a focus on issues of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and more.
Vanderbilt’s award was created with the support of the Vanderbilt Foundation and the Vanderbilt Women’s Center, the AP reported.
The first-of-its-kind award honors a institution that was founded to foster the integration of women and men, according to the AP.
The foundation said the award recognizes Vanderbilt’s commitment to diversity, tolerance, and inclusion.