Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

Monthly Commitment to Excellence Award

Commitment to Excellence: Monthly Staff Award Program

Each month, Staff Council seeks to recognize and celebrate University staff who go above-and-beyond and provide exemplary work.  Nominate a staff member who honors the University's mission and vision, and continues to make Loyola a special place to work.

Previous Monthly Winners: Read about past employee's honored with this special recognition and nomination from peers and colleagues.

About the Program:


The monthly award was established by Staff Council to provide recognition for superior performance and extraordinary achievement by staff members. This award demonstrates the University’s commitment to staff who provide superior service to faculty, students, other staff, and the community at large. Each of the University’s diverse and dedicated staff members plays a vital role in fulfilling the University’s mission. Staff enthusiasm and commitment are indispensable and integral to the life of the University. In all areas, staff members perform a vast array of duties ensuring that the operations of the University are carried out in a swift, courteous, and professional manner. The Commitment to Excellence Monthly Award is the University’s opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements worthy of distinction on a monthly basis. 


Employees selected will receive an award and a letter added to the staff member’s employee file.


All regular full-time and part-time staff (20+ hours per week) are eligible, provided that they are not on probationary status and are in good standing with their respective department at the time of nomination. Individuals can only receive the award once every two years. Awards will be selected by elected Staff Council members. To avoid possible conflicts of interest, elected Staff Council members who are involved in the selection process of these awards are not eligible to nominate. All other staff council members may nominate, but are not eligible to be nominated during their term in office. Individuals who serve at the senior leadership level or serve as faculty members are also ineligible for the award.


Monthly Commitment to Excellence Award nominations may be submitted by administrators, staff or faculty. 

All nominations should reflect at least one of the following criteria:

  • Has continuously demonstrated outstanding achievement, skills, and commitment to excellence in exceeding their job responsibilities.
  • Fosters one or more of the Five Characteristics of a Jesuit Education in support of the mission of the University.
  • Consistently provides exemplary customer service to students, staff, and the campus community

Submit a Commitment to Excellence - Monthly Staff Award Nomination for an outstanding staff member.

Thank you! Your nomination information has been received. If we have any questions regarding the nomination, a University Staff Council member will be in touch with you. If you have any questions or concerns about the form you have just submitted, please contact: USCRecognition@luc.edu.

If you are looking for additional ways to support your colleagues, we encourage you to checkout the Loyola Employee Emergency Fund (LEEF) webpage.