Annually since 1999, the Staff Council recognizes a staff member who has distinguished themselves through a consistent high level of performance and/or through service or effort beyond what is required in their daily job. The DSA recipient will be honored by the College President at a staff appreciation luncheon, and presented with a monetary award produced by an endowed account.
- At least five years' employment at Pomona College
- Not a member of the current Distinguished Staff Award selection committee
- Not a previous Distinguished Staff Award recipient