"St. John's is a Vincentian university, inspired by St. Vincent de Paul's compassion and zeal for service. We strive to provide excellent education for all people, especially those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages…. Wherever possible, we devote our intellectual and physical resources to search out the causes of poverty and social injustice and to encourage solutions which are adaptable, effective, and concrete. In the Vincentian tradition, we seek to foster a worldview and to further efforts toward global harmony and development, by creating an atmosphere in which all may imbibe and embody the spirit of compassionate concern for others so characteristic of Vincent."
-- University Mission Statement
Consistent with the University's Vincentian mission, the Vincentian Mission Award is presented to an employee who exemplifies the following criteria:
1. Has been a full-time member of the University's faculty, administration, or staff for a minimum of six years;
2. Has evidenced a personal commitment to the Vincentian mission of the University through active and sustained service to others, "especially those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages," that is not related to their job responsibilities;
3. Has participated in programs within or outside of the University designed to foster development of a social consciousness that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all individuals, promotes social justice, seeks to alleviate poverty and the plight of the poor, and values the diversity of our society;
4. Has made a marked contribution to the growth and development of the University's Vincentian mission.
NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN AUGUST 12.