Our Good Things

Express genuine gratitude and appreciation for our colleagues' daily efforts

This statement appears in every Student Affairs and Institutional Equity staff member's position description under Commitment to Serve, Teamwork, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

There is ample research that demonstrating appreciation through gratitude can improve social relationships, physical and emotional health, and job satisfaction (among MANY other things). Let's practice gratitude as a team. Has a coworker assisted you with a project? Maybe someone showed kindness when going through a stressful time. Perhaps you really appreciate the person who hits the "brew button" on the coffee pot each morning...It’s important show appreciation in order to reap the benefits of gratitude.

Please take a moment – it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes – to tell us about a time that you experienced gratitude for a colleague at NDSU. They could be in your department or outside of Student Affairs. It could be someone who always does their job with a smile, someone who made your job easier, or someone who went out of their way to help a student. 

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