The University’s dedicated and diverse faculty and staff members play a critical role in fulfilling the University’s mission. Employee achievements and successes are critical to creating and maintaining the outstanding learning and service culture that is celebrated at Oregon State University.

Here you will find information about employee recognition at OSU by reviewing these website links.

Award and Recognition Policy

This Oregon University System policy governs OSU's award and recognition activities when recognizing employee performance or service.

Informal Recognition

Ideas to help you informally recognize individual employees and teams.

Service Recognition

Oregon State University asks departments and units to show their appreciation to faculty and staff for continuous years of dedicated University service.  Learn more about how we conduct service recognition at OSU.  A related memo to HR representatives can be found here (.pdf file).

Exemplary Employee Award

The Exemplary Employee Award honors one professional faculty member and one classified staff member for their outstanding work performance and service. Learn more about the nomination process and past recipients (.pdf file).

25 Year Club

The University holds an annual reception in May to recognize those employees who have contributed 25 or more years of service to the University.

University Honors and Awards

Each year, Oregon State University recognizes faculty and staff who have made notable contributions to the success of the institution.  Learn more about the various honors and awards given by the University.