Distinguished Service Award Nomination Information

Nomination Process

Nominations and letters of support may be submitted by any member of the campus community (administrators, staff, faculty or students). The DSA committee will be responsible for administering this process. Nomination forms must be submitted on or before the deadline for submission, June 30th. The nomination package must be complete by this date. The nomination package will be placed in each nominees' personnel file.

NOTE: Any Villanova employee may nominate or write a letter of support for only one person and/or one team.


One individual award and one team award may be given in each fiscal year. Where there are no outstanding candidates, no awards will be given.

Individuals will receive $1,500 and a plaque. In addition, awardees will have their names inscribed on a permanent plaque prominently displayed on campus. Each winning team will have the team name inscribed on a permanent plaque for display at the University and each team member will receive a certificate. In addition the team leader will receive a plaque with the team name and members listed. In addition, the President will host an event in the team's honor.

All awards will be given by the President in September. Recognition of the award recipients will also be made through Blueprints, Campus Currents (the faculty/staff newsletter), the website and the alumnae/i magazine.

Acknowledgment Process

Upon receipt of a nomination, the DSA committee will review the application for completeness. An email will be sent to the nominator indicating the date received and whether the nomination was accepted. A nomination will not be accepted if the nomination packet is incomplete. The nominees will be sent a letter congratulating them of their nomination. The final award recipients will be given prior notification for their participation in the awards presentation ceremony. The President's Cabinet representative from the award recipient's area will also be notified.

Submitting Your Nomination Online

You can submit your nomination for an Individual or a Team online. Please review the detailed instructions and a link to the nomination form.

Submitting Your Nomination in Paper Form

You may also submit your nomination packet in paper form. First you must click one of the links below to open and print your nomination form.  Then click here to read what else must be included in the nomination packet and for mailing instructions.

* dsa_indi_form.pdf
Individual Normination Form
* dsa_team_form.pdf
Team Nomination Form