You’re Invited to the Staff Service Awards and University Holiday Party

Two big events … one special afternoon.
Monday, December 11, 2017, in Hermann Hall.

2:30–3:30 p.m.—Staff Service Awards
3:30–6:30 p.m.—IIT/IITRI Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

For the first time, the Department of Human Resources will host the Staff Service Awards on the day of the Faculty and Staff Holiday Party, from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Human Resources recommends your attendance provided you have your supervisor’s approval to support someone being honored in your department or if you’ve been invited by the honoree. Staff will be honored who have achieved five years up to 35+ years of service at Illinois Institute of Technology. Here is a list of the staff being honored this year. Congratulations! All staff members who are being honored at the Staff Service Awards event must register their two guests (18 years or older) with Human Resources prior to the event date. This will also grant access for your two guests to the IIT/IITRI Faculty and Staff Holiday Party.

The IIT/IITRI Faculty and Staff Holiday Party will be held from 3:30–6:30 p.m. The holiday party will feature an assortment of food items, two free drink tickets, raffle prizes, a photo booth, and dancing. There will also be an Ugly Sweater Contest, with the winner receiving a $50 gift card! If you normally drive to work and plan to drink alcoholic beverages at the holiday party, the university strongly encourages that you make alternative travel arrangements home, such as using Uber or public transportation, or carpooling with someone who does not plan to drink. Please also have a valid state ID or driver’s license if you plan to drink alcoholic beverages.

This year the university is supporting the Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago to help provide a warm and wonderful holiday season for children. Please consider donating a new toy or a child’s winter hat, scarf, or gloves. Donation boxes will be set up at the party’s registration table. Please note that monetary donations cannot be accepted.

Every employee who sends an RSVP for the holiday party by Monday, December 4 will receive a raffle ticket at the door. Individuals who bring a donation for the Boys & Girls Club will receive a second raffle ticket. The drawing will take place at 5:15 p.m. You must be present to win.

Shuttle buses will be available to and from the party for Downtown Campus faculty and staff. The bus schedule will be posted in Illinois Tech Today closer to the date of the events.

If you are unable to get to Mies (Main) Campus from Moffett Campus or Rice Campus and need a ride, please email Thanks go out to Human Resources for the Staff Service Awards event and the Quality of WorkLife Committee for organizing the holiday party.

Please remember that you must have either a faculty or a staff ID card for admission. Students will not be admitted. The two adult guests (18 years or older) attending the Staff Service Awards event will be granted access to the Staff Holiday Party provided they have been registered with Human Resources.

Please RSVP by Monday, December 4 for the 2017 Staff Service Awards and IIT/IITRI Faculty and Staff Holiday Party.