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VPSL Student Employee Awards

Student employees account for nearly 36% of the workforce at the West Lafayette campus and are essential in supporting University operations. They play a vital role in advancing the organization and their efforts are deeply appreciated.  To acknowledge these extraordinary staff, the VPSL Student Employee Awards provide incentive and recognition to students who are exceptional in their work, demonstrate strong leadership abilities, and maintain good academic performance.  Staff members recognized are considered exemplary and have significant impact on their organization.  

Eligibility

Purdue University staff members who meet the following requirements are eligible:

  • hold a "Student" employment classification for their position
  • work within a department under Vice Provost for Student Life
  • in good academic standing (2.5 or higher overall GPA)

Note: Student employees must also meet the minimum length of employment stated for the award. Graduate and Resident Assistants are not eligible.

Award Descriptions

Student Employee of the Semester Award

Recognizes performance excellence throughout the semester. Recipients of this award must have worked for a minimum of one semester. Two student employees will be awarded each semester.

Nomination Deadline: Fall Semester – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Spring Semester – Friday, March 22, 2019


Outstanding New Student Employee Award

Recognizes performance excellence throughout the semester by new employees. Recipients of this award must have worked for one semester or less. Two student employees will be awarded each semester.

Nomination Deadline: Fall Semester – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Spring Semester – Friday, March 22, 2019


Student Employee of the Year Award

Recognizes performance excellence throughout the academic year. Recipient of this award must have worked for a minimum of two semesters at one location. One student employee will be awarded each year.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019


Student Employee of the Summer Award

Recognizes performance excellence throughout the summer term. One student employee will be awarded each year.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019

Criteria

Nominees are student employees who exhibit excellence in the following areas:
 
Work Standards - employee meets and exceeds job responsibilities 
Leadership - employee takes action to enhance the organization and support colleagues
Impact - employee contributions have a positive impact on the organization

Nomination & Selection Process

Online nominations must be submitted prior to the deadline. Any Purdue staff member, with the approval of the student’s direct supervisor, may submit a nomination. Student Employee Award Nomination Form

Students selected to receive an award will be notified and honored at the award recipient luncheon. Additional gifts of acknowledgement will also be provided. 

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