A closeup of a blue University of Saint Francis banner that sits along the Mirror Lake causeway

Awards & Recognition

USF regularly recognizes the hard work, commitment, and impact of its faculty and staff.

Honor our Mission

Each year, the Mission and Values Integration Committee sponsors the Franciscan Spirit Award, which celebrates a member of the faculty or staff who exemplifies the Franciscan Values.

Monthly, the same committee awards a community member with the Values in Action distinction.

Celebrate Milestones

USF employees are recognized for their duration of service and other milestones at our annual Employee Recognition Event.

Recognize Excellence

Each year, students nominate faculty members for the Leepoxy Award. This award honors those who strive to make a difference in the lives of others through their commitment to the student learning process and the vision of higher education.

Our Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award annually honors an exceptional faculty member for excellence in the classroom and leadership within the USF or Fort Wayne community.

Each year, USF’s Staff Excellence Award recognizes a member of the staff for their innovative leadership of the campus community and their commitment to the process of improvement.