The Civil Service Council works both within itself and alongside other campus governing bodies in recognizing Illinois State staff members that embody the ideals of the University as outlined in Educating Illinois. The Civil Service Distinguished Service Award recognizes employees who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the work of the University and community. The Illinois State University Team Excellence Award was established in 1997 to recognize collaborative efforts of a group demonstrating exemplary teamwork.

More information about awards—including criteria, eligibility, and application procedures—can be found under the Announcements tab on in two weeks.

The awards will be presented at the Founders Day Convocation on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Nomination materials need to be submitted by December 4. For more information, contact Rachel Caracci at or (309) 438-5745.