Section 1000: Campus Policy

Effective: December 10, 1984
Revised: August 2017
Responsible Party: Chancellor’s Office

In accordance with Montana University System policy 322.2, Distinguished Service Awards, Montana State University-Northern adopts the following as its policy:

A Montana State University-Northern Distinguished Service Award may be conferred upon an outstanding person who has made a significant contribution to the University.

Criteria for this award are as follows:

  • The significance of the contribution to the University shall be demonstrably beyond normal expectation.
  • The award shall not be made to a faculty or staff member during the term of his/her active service as a faculty or staff member.

Procedure for conferring this award is as follows:

  • Nominations for a distinguished service award may come from any source and shall be directed to the Chancellor.
  • Decisions as to making the distinguished service award to a nominee shall be made by the Chancellor upon the recommendation of the Core Leadership Team.
  • Such awards shall be reported to the Board of Regents in a timely manner.
  • Distinguished service awards will be officially conferred by the Chancellor during the spring commencement ceremony.