Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility

Tom Shaking hands with Chancellor

The Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility is bestowed annually upon an individual or group that best exemplifies the values described in UMMS's Civility Statement

The University of Massachusetts, Worcester is a large diverse community committed to a civil, respectful and humane workplace. Our commitment to civility contributes to the recruitment and retention of top talent. As a result, we uphold the dignity of the individual in the following ways:

Conducting oneself with integrity, courtesy and respect toward fellow members of our UMass Worcester community
• Holding
individuals accountable for their actions
• Promoting an environment where individuals feel safe and supported

The institutional awards are given at our annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration in January. Please see our 2013 Diversity winner by clicking on the following link 2013 Diversity Award and Civility Award Recepients

Nomination Eligibility Criteria

  • All employees affiliated with UMMS for three or more years are eligible
  • Nomination requires one or more of the following:
    - What specific act(s) of civility has prompted you to nominate this individual or group
    - How does the nominee demonstrate respect, integrity and courtesy in daily life and activities
    - How does the nominee promote respect, integrity and courtesy among others and contribute to a positive team environment
    - How does the nominee make his/her/their coworkers and others at UMMS feel important and valued
    - In summary, why do you feel this person deserves this award

Click the following link to access the Nomination Form for the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility