Student Life

Spartan Coin

Integrity, compassion, service, respect

From students to faculty to staff, striving to discover our best selves is what we do at Manchester. University Safety has a program to reward that effort.

The Spartan Coin is awarded in recognition of Manchester students who exhibit some of the University’s signature values. Safety officers can recommend students to receive a Spartan Coin for excelling in learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity or community, or any combination of these.  The goal is to strengthen our commitment to these values and raise awareness that the University Safety team is friendly and approachable and advances the University’s mission to “respect the infinite worth of every individual and gradate persons of ability and conviction.”

Students recommended for a Spartan Coin will have their recommendation reviewed by the director of University Safety, and, if approved, would receive a letter explaining why they are receiving a Spartan Coin and certification. In addition to the coin – which includes the Manchester University logo on one side and University Safety on the other – students who receive one might also be eligible for prizes. Those prizes could range for a discount at the Campus Store to a waiver of a book fee at Funderburg Library to a semester-long “Spartan Coin Reserved Parking Space.”

We hope that the Spartan Coin campaign will encourage more interaction between safety officers and students and encourage everyone at MU to discover their best selves.