The Spirit of BG Awards

BGSU functions daily on and random acts of compassion, kindness, courage, expert help, extra effort, and caring toward our students and colleagues. These gestures, which build and strengthen our community, continue to be acknowledged, and the responsible individual recognized, by the presentation of the "Spirit of BG" award.

We all know when someone goes the extra mile to help; however, this person often goes about their day with little or no fanfare to acknowledge their "good works." Now you have the opportunity and means to thank that person.

Criteria and Eligibility

Any current full-time or part-time administrative staff member who is employed at BGSU or Firelands is eligible for the award.

The Administrative Staff Council wants to recognize, on a monthly basis, administrative staff employees who are caught showing "The Spirit of BG" as defined by any of the core values of BGSU.  The core values are:

  • Respect for one another
  • Collaboration
  • Intellectual and personal growth
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Pursuit of excellence  

Presentation and Selection Information

Awards are given monthly during the academic year and consist of a check for $50, congratulations for colleagues and friends, and a certificate of appreciation.

Winners are announced approximately two weeks after deadline, the end of each month. 

Nomination Procedures

If you are a member of the University community (faculty, staff, student) you may nominate an employee for "The Spirit of BG Award". Complete this nomination form, providing a short summary as to why you feel this person is deserving of this award.  

Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. the last day of the month to be considered for the following month's recognition.  

Fill out my online form.