Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award recognizes university faculty, staff, and organizations for outstanding service outside of teaching or research in a UC Berkeley school, college, or department, academic or nonacademic. The Chancellor works closely with a confidential committee to select each recipient. The award is given at a public function, and the recipients must be present to accept it.

Nomination Process


Spring — April 14, 2023

Fall — September 22, 2023

Faculty, staff, and organizations are eligible for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award. To nominate someone, please submit the following: 

  1. One nominating letter and up to three letters of recommendation addressed to Chancellor Carol T. Christ. The letters should reflect a range of viewpoints.

  2. Biographical information, as well as examples of the service your nominee has provided to the university that goes beyond teaching, research, or nonacademic career responsibilities.

  3. A description and examples of your nominee’s leadership skills, character, and broad impact on his/her community, profession, or society.


PDF, Word Doc, ODT, or RTF files accepted. Multiple files may be selected at once.
What date would you like to present this award?
Retirement, Luncheon, Lecture, etc.

* required