Events & Awards

Creating Community Connections

An essential element of the Staff Advisory Council's mission centers around events that encourage community among staff members and throughout campus. In partnership with Human Resources & Inclusive Community, we also organize and select annual awards presented to staff members who excel in their professional positions.

Staff Senate Business Meetings

The Staff Senate meets most months on second Wednesdays at noon. These meetings are generally open to the University community and include time to address any community business that might be brought forward. Though not required, if you have a topic to bring to Staff Senate, we encourage you to contact us before our next meeting to have it added to the agenda.

Note that some meetings may have time that is closed to community members for discussion of sensitive topics.

Upcoming meetings and links to register for them are listed below as information is made available.

Staff Awards

The annual Staff Awards are a collaboration between SAC and Human Resources & Inclusive Community.

The awards below are presented at the annual University of Denver Faculty & Staff Awards event, hosted by the Chancellor's Office. Award nominations open in early summer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.