Blazer Creed Award Nomination Form

The Blazer Creed

Valdosta State University is a learning environment based on trust and mutual respect in which open dialogue, vigorous debate, and the free exchange of ideas are welcome. The University is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity, and citizenship. As members of this community, and proud Blazers, we will strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Please read the following instructions in order to fill out the nomination form.

  • Limit two nominations per person.  (If you have more than one nomination you will have to submit a second form for the second nominee.)
  • The deadline for nominating someone is November 7, 2022 by 5:30pm.  After this time you will be unable to submit any more nominations.
  • Awards will be given to two people per group for a total of six awards.  The groups are faculty, staff, and students (currently enrolled).
  • All award winners will be notified by email and will be personally presented a Blazer Creed plaque on November 16, 2022 at 3:30 pm in West Hall at the Blazer Creed Award Ceremony, along with their picture and “story” posted on VSU’s website as well as shared on social media.
  • Award recipients will not know they are getting the awards ahead of time so please keep any nominations confidential.

Each nominee must be based on one of the criteria outlined below:


A Blazer shows courtesy and compassion as well as respect for the dignity of every human being. The principle of “Civility” is at the core of ethical leadership, which includes the responsibility of how we treat each other. When our community embraces and practices civilities in our everyday campus interactions we will create a culture of trust and respect.
Example:   Civility is the ability to have a strong disagreement with someone without disrespect or predetermined judgement. The ability to be resilient in the face of adversity and maintain a level of politeness and decorum.


Each Blazer is responsible for his or her own actions, and our community is stronger when we contemplate the context of our decisions and uphold the principles of trust and honesty. The principles of “Integrity” are honesty and adhering to uncompromising morals. Ethical decision making should be engrained in our campus culture so that students, faculty and staff make ethical decisions instinctively. A value-driven campus environment is fundamentally rewarding.
Example:   Someone who demonstrates integrity by drawing others to them because they are trustworthy and dependable. They are principled and can be counted on to behave in honorable ways even when no one is watching; Someone who works well as a collaborative team member and is always accountable for their actions.


Every Blazer has an interest in the well-being of the community, and, therefore, a duty to stay informed, to make positive contributions, and to offer support to those who need help. The principle of “Citizenship” refers to ethical obligations, standards of conduct that establish minimal requirements of ethical citizenship.
Example:   Being a good steward to the community, volunteer work, respecting and valuing your civil freedoms and rights are all illustrations of citizenship.


  • Give a short description of why you are nominating this person under the selected criteria.  Please limit to 500 characters or less.
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