Nominate a staff member now for Chancellor’s Awards

Nominations are open through June 29 for the Chancellor’s Awards for Staff, the highest awards Pitt grants to staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the University or their community. 

The awards recognize the diversity of all ranks of staff members — full-time and part-time, classified and union-eligible — and represent a cross-section of campus responsibility centers and the regional campuses.

Nominations can be made in one or more of the following areas:

  • Student Impact Award: A staff member whose efforts have helped our students succeed and grow as individuals, contributed to the quality of life for our students, demonstrated consistently excellent customer service, and promoted and supported a culture of diversity and respect on our campuses.

  • Research Support Award: A staff member who has worked to advance the University’s research efforts.

  • Innovation in Advancing Administrative and Operational Efficiency Award: A staff member who has made exceptional contributions toward the effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace, including implementing innovative approaches to improving productivity or developing cost-saving plans.

  • University Engagement Award: An employee who extends their commitment to the University through exemplary participation in volunteer activities within the University, through service on committees, working on special projects, or volunteering to assist with events or programs that are outside of the scope of their normal job duties.

  • Community Engagement Award: An employee who has dedicated themselves to making their community a better place to live and to improving the quality of life for others.

  • Outstanding Career Achievement Award: A staff member with more than 20 years of unparalleled service to the University who, throughout their career, has made exceptional contributions to the success of their department and the University, who has earned the respect of their peers, and whose efforts have defined what it means to be part of the Pitt community.

  • Exceptional Early Career Achievement Award: A staff member in the earliest stages of their career, who is not in a management position and is in the earliest stages of their career (three-to-five years), who within that short period of time, has exceeded the expectations of their position, taken on numerous assignments, and demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the University.

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Award: A staff member who has contributed to the University’s diversity initiatives and worked to create a culture of inclusion in their department, business unit, or school and the University.

  • Excellent Mentor Award: An employee who serves as a role model and mentor to their staff colleagues, helping them to develop and improve their skills, acclimate to new positions, or learn new processes so that they can achieve success in their own careers at Pitt.

  • Service to the University Community Award: An employee whose dedication and commitment to providing support and service to the University enhances the overall quality of life for all members of the Campus Community and contributes to enhancing the environment and safety of the campus.

Recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards will be announced at a later date. They will receive a $2,500 prize, be recognized at a special reception, and have their names added to a plaque displayed in the William Pitt Union.

Nominate a staff member for an award by June 29. Full details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and criteria for selection, are posted on the Office of Human Resources’ website.