The WPI culture values the dedication of our employees, so we want to make sure we honor and recognize the work they do. Employees can be nominated with various awards and prizes, but we also like to show appreciation for the everyday work that goes on. Ice cream socials, a holiday party, and BBQs bring employees together and let everyone know they are appreciated.

Trustees' Award for Outstanding Staff Member

The Trustees' Award recognizes outstanding work and dedication by a member of the staff in support of the mission of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Employees are nominated by their peers, and the Board of Trustees approves one or more winners. Recipients are awarded a cash prize and a plaque in their honor is displayed in the Rubin Campus Center. 

Long Service: Valuing Experience and Expertise

At WPI, we take great pride in our long-service employees. Employees are recognized at five-year intervals, beginning after the completion of ten years of service. In each year that a long-service anniversary is celebrated after fifteen years, an additional week of vacation will be added to annual vacation accrual for that year. This anniversary vacation must be used within the fiscal year following the year in which the service anniversary occurs.

Ice Cream Social

Our annual Ice Cream Social offers an afternoon of socializing and celebrating our employees. Spot Award recipients, long service employees, and the recipients of our Trustees' Award for Outstanding Staff Member are recognized, along with additional shout-outs.