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WVU Appreciation and Recognition

Why is Recognition and Appreciation So Important?

Showing appreciation and recognition has a major impact on employee engagement. An engaged employee is invested in their work and is excited to contribute. Click on the link to learn why it's important to show recognition and appreciation to your colleagues and the impact it has on WVU culture.

Learn more about Recognition and Appreciation

Thankful Thursday Tip of the Week: Give a thank you note to a co-worker-- it can be handwritten or virtual through our Go Beyond Recognition Portal!

Go Beyond Logo& STAR Team Wordrmark   

Mountaineer Silhouette with the words " Thank You for your Leadership."

          Go Beyond

At West Virginia University, we see evidence of ordinary people doing extraordinary things every day. The Go Beyond Recognition program honors those powerful contributions. It feels good to be appreciated. Send an e-card to recognize someone and show your appreciation.

                     Go Beyond

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  The S.T.A.R. Team

The Star Team was assembled to create and provide tools and resources to WVU employees to promote recognition and appreciation. They provide consultation, training, and awareness to Go Beyond, and the importance of recognition and appreciation.

       Learn more about the STAR Team
Click HERE for tips on how to send a great Go Beyond card.

Recognition resources

Star Team T-Shirts with Candy bags Labeled with recognitionand appreciation sayings

  Appreciation and Recognition Toolbox

We have created several ready to use labels, certificates, and cards for an easy way to show your appreciation and recognition. We've also included ideas for several "appreciation holidays" so you won't miss a chance to show your thanks.

                 Recognition Toolbox

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   Appreciation Across             Campus 

We have compiled some of the great things staff and faculty have done across campus to spread appreciation among their teams. Check this page to get some ideas of your own, or to showcase what your team has done!

                What others have done
Handwritten Appreciation Tips/ Thankful Thursday

 Building a Culture of         Appreciation 

Ever wonder what the importance of recognition is? Or how different people prefer to be recognized? Check out our Appreciation and Recognition Blog for some "Thankful Thursday" tips, articles, and other featured stories on the impact of showing appreciation.

         Articles, Research, and Stories
Have a question? Give us a call! 304-293-7217.


The WVU Values Coin program is designed to recognize employees who embody our values and go above and beyond to bring our land-grant mission to life.

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Coin History

The WVU Values Coin program began in 2017 in recognition of WVU's 150th birthday. Learn about the history of the program and view past coin designs.

Blue and gold front of WVU Values coin, flying WV in the middle with the values of service curiosity respect accountability and appreciation surrounding.

Coin Registry

Did you receive a WVU Values Coin? If so, please take a minute to register your coin.

WVU's 150 seal printed in gold on navy background. Seal is the tower of Woodburn with the words 150 years

Employee Stories

The WVU Values Coin program continues to grow through prior recipients "paying it forward" to another employee. Check out some of their stories.

Have a question? Give us a call! 304-293-7217.