Distinguished Lasallian Educators are not always teachers by profession.

Distinguished Lasallian Educator Medallion

Eligibility: Lasallian educators are those who embody and represent a Lasallian spirit in and through the capacity they are employed at Christian Brothers University. They educate others through their words, actions and service as faculty, staff, and administrators. They must have been a member of the CBU community for at least five years and recommended by their peers as being exemplary in advancing and bringing to life the Lasallian hallmarks that are part of the core identity of CBU.

Educating Minds

At CBU, “teaching” involves faculty, staff, and administrators in many direct and indirect ways, inside and outside of the classroom, office, campus buildings and grounds, playing fields, and athletic courts.

A Distinguished Lasallian is about Excellence and Quality in Teaching:

  • Someone who is a notable example of excellence, accomplishment, and/or innovation in the service of students as an educator, teacher, guide, coach, staff or administrator.
  • Someone who promotes the highest virtues of education as transformative, assisting students in becoming “whole” and strives to enrich the artistic, cultural, intellectual, athletic, physical, aesthetic, moral, social, and/or spiritual development of students – especially of those who are most in need.

Touching Hearts

At CBU, “respect for human dignity” is characteristic of students, staff, faculty, and administrators inside and outside of the classroom, office, campus buildings and grounds, playing fields and athletic courts.

Distinguished Lasallians demonstrate that their hearts and minds are committed to the Lasallian hallmark of Touching Hearts:

  • Someone who honors and respects the dignity of all individuals, and touches their hearts with
  • Someone who demonstrates a desire to work together in association with others to build and enhance the inclusive community of CBU.

Remembering the Presence of God

At CBU opportunities for “remembering the presence of God” happen inside and outside of the classroom, offices, campus buildings and grounds, playing fields and athletic courts.

A Distinguished Lasallian advances and brings to life the Lasallian hallmark of Remembering the Presence of God.

  • Someone who engages students, staff, administrators, and faculty in thinking critically and examining our world in the light of faith, knowing we are graced with the presence of God each moment.
  • Someone who believes in the living presence of God in our students, staff, administrators, and faculty, in our community and in our world.

Inclusive Community

At CBU an emphasis on “inclusive community” with integrity is expected to be demonstrated by students, staff, faculty, and administrators inside and outside of the classroom, office, campus buildings and grounds, playing fields and athletic courts.

A Distinguished Lasallian advances and brings to life the Lasallian hallmark of Inclusive Community.

  • Someone whose actions and character of integrity celebrates diversity and welcomes all members of our community.
  • Someone who is generous in assisting others, a great colleague, always lends a hand, goes the extra mile, and supports the best in others — a person whose actions show that caring and including matters.

Commitment to Social Justice

A “commitment to social justice” is the foundation for the founding and existence of CBU.

A Distinguished Lasallian advances and brings to life the Lasallian hallmark of Commitment to Social Justice.

  • Someone who demonstrates solidarity with the poor and advocates for those suffering from injustices.
  • Someone who shows noteworthy concern for and sensitivity to students and others who are disadvantaged or marginalized by society.