University of Southern California

USC Student Affairs and Campus Life

Recognition Subcommittee

The recognition subcommittee honors individuals and departments that improve the Division of Student Affairs and the university as a whole through their remarkable work and service.

Pat on the Back

The Pat on the Back program was developed by the Student Affairs Professional Development Committee to recognize staff members in Student Affairs departments for their personal, academic and professional accomplishments during any given academic year. Anyone can nominate a Student Affairs staff member for a Pat on the Back. Recipients will be recognized at Student Affairs meetings and events.

Annual Outstanding Student Affairs Awards

Each year, the Division of Student Affairs recognizes exceptional employees or departments by presenting them with one of eight awards. The awards, which honor outstanding service, dedication, innovation and collaboration, are presented at the Division’s end of the year celebration. Nominations for the awards are accepted each spring.

For award descriptions and nomination guidelines, click here.

Staff Member Spotlights

Two staff members are highlighted on the Student Affairs Website each month to recognize them for their contributions to the Division of Student Affairs.

To learn more about staff members who have already been featured in a spotlight, click here.