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Crimson Spirit Award

Crimson Spirit logo featuring a cougar head and the text Crimson Spirit.

A special monthly commendation for Washington State University faculty and staff who have provided superior customer service.

Submit a Nomination

Anyone can nominate. See the eligibility guidelines.

About the Award

The Crimson Spirit Award is a monthly recognition award for individual employees who provided exceptional service and exceeded expectations while representing WSU to internal or external constituencies. Awardees receive a unique crystal plaque, recognition by peers, achievement published in campus-wide media, and university-wide acknowledgement at the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

Latest Recipients of the Crimson Spirit Award

Previous Crimson Spirit Award recipients

Awardees exemplify university values and promote strategic goals through:

  • Expressing genuine interest
  • Anticipating needs and taking appropriate action
  • Following up to ensure an issue is resolved
  • Exceeding expectations
  • Providing superior quality service
  • Creatively solving problems
  • Presenting noteworthy extra effort
  • Providing outstanding contributions to the WSU community
  • Other superior efforts in support of the University’s strategic goals

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be current and benefits eligible Washington State University staff, faculty, or administrative professional employees from any University work location.
  • Nominees may receive the award once every three years.
  • University affiliates are not eligible for this award.

Nominations

  • Submit a nomination with the nomination form.
  • Anyone can nominate: WSU faculty, staff, students, or community members.
  • Nominations will remain anonymous.
  • Winners are selected by the Crimson Spirit Award Committee.

Crimson Spirit Customer Service Initiative

Learn more on the Customer Service Initiative page.

Questions: Please contact Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521 or hrs@wsu.edu.

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