Events & Awards

Creating Community Connections

An essential element of the Staff Advisory Council's mission centers around hosting social and philanthropic events that encourage community among staff members and throughout campus. We also organize and select annual awards presented to staff members who excel in their professional positions.

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Staff Awards

2021 Staff Award nominations are now open! Nominate at the links below.

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    Outstanding Service Award

    The Outstanding Service Award is the highest award presented each year and recognizes a person who exemplifies the University of Denver’s mission.

    Nominate someone here.

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    Quality Department Award

    The Quality Department Award honors the staff of a DU department for its outstanding service to the DU community.

    Nominate a department here.

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    Crimson & Gold Civic Engagement Award

    The Crimson and Gold Award recognizes a DU employee who demonstrates outstanding commitment to and support of the University.

    Nominate someone here.

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    Staff Innovator Award

    The Staff Innovator Award is given to a DU staff member who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in work that advances the University’s strategic plan.

    Nominate someone here.

Adopt a Family

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Women's Staff Alliance for Networking & Development (WAND) have an annual holiday tradition of providing gifts to community members experiencing hardship. This tradition has come to be known as Adopt-A-Family. Keep an eye out for updates around the holiday season!