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True Trojan Program

True Trojan recognizes those who are committed to the mission of Dakota State University and harbor characteristics essential to DSU success. He or she unites with other True Trojans, under these goals and principles:

  • Illustrates Trojan Pride
  • True to himself/herself and ideals
  • True to coworkers
  • Hardworking and dedicated to their career and other involvements
  • Holds the DSU Experience and membership of the DSU Family near and dear to their heart

True Trojan Hexagon Awards

CSA Outstanding Contributor

Consistently goes above and beyond, while performing at high standard. Solves problems and improves work situations without being prompted. Employee demonstrates reliability, perseverance, and focuses on results. They also share knowledge of DSU practices, resources, and skills.

Faculty Outstanding Contributor (Nominated by Students)

A student nominated award which recognizes the commitment to student success. Faculty members are the core of DSU as they mentor, inspire, and teach students, contribute to research and creative activity, as well as engage in significant service.

NFE Outstanding Contributor

Consistently goes above and beyond, while performing at high standard. Solves problems and improves work situations without being prompted. Employee demonstrates reliability, perseverance, and focuses on results. They also share knowledge of DSU practices, resources, and skills.

Staff Outstanding Contributor (Nominated by Students)

A student nominated award which recognizes the commitment to student success. Seeks to honor both NFE and CSA staff members who contribute in significant ways to the quality of life for our students. Also fosters positive social and work environments, facilitates communication, and promotes improved student achievement.

Team of the Year

Recognition of a team that exemplifies collaboration and cooperation. The team inspires and works towards a bold vision for success at DSU. Takes initiative to improve values and efficiency of the services they provide. They embrace change as an opportunity for growth and innovation.

Bringing Out the Best

An employee who develops trust and credibility through open, respectful communications, and demonstrating accountability. They provide a sense of purpose, vision, and mission for coworkers and/or staff. They positively influence others to build unity within a variety of settings. Champions change effectively through formal or informal leadership as they help others develop.

TRUE TROJAN HEXAGON AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

True Trojan Toolkit

To further encourage compliments and acknowledgements campus-wide, supervisors have been given the True Trojan Toolkit. The toolkit includes multiple cards, from celebration to sympathy, and fun trinkets, like a highlighter, a stress ball, a coaster, and a window cling.

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