Give Kudos

Appreciating and Recognizing Excellent Performance

Our FM employees and teams play a key role in creating a positive experience for over 80,000 students, faculty, researchers, staff, and visitors who utilize our campus facilities and grounds each day. These dedicated professionals work to provide a safe, reliable and welcoming campus in support of the University's mission.

Being in a service area where the good things often go unnoticed, we sincerely thank you for taking the time to lift up one of our employees or teams with recognition of a job well done. 

The following ways to recognize FM employees and teams may be used by individuals and groups both inside and outside of FM. We love recognizing our employees and love it when you do, too!

U are Gold

Each individual or team recipient of a U are GOLD acknowledgement receives a thank you letter, a U are GOLD webpage, and a posting on our digital signage seen by all FM staff.

Star Performers

An annual program recognizing those who exemplify University Services' values. 

Kind Messages

Sometimes the nicest way to show appreciation and recognition is through messages in emails, texts, phone calls, meetings and in person. If you would like to find out how to get in touch with one of our employees or teams, visit FM Contacts or reach out to

Spot Award

A year-round University Services recognition program that provides “on the spot” recognition to team members who contribute significant value through a task, project or action. The recipient receives a letter recognizing their service and a recognition gift.

Appreciation Event

FM holds appreciation events for our staff. Your department is welcome to hold one for us, too!

Email with questions and suggestions.

Recent FM Recognitions