Employee Engagement

You don’t just work at Carroll. You’re an invaluable, integrated piece of an incredibly supportive community. We’re a family that collaborates to impact lives and celebrate everyone’s success. We want you to love every minute at Carroll, through skill development and leadership opportunities, fun campus events and even the joy of a daily continental breakfast. It’s your world – make it what you want. 

Only at Carroll!

A staff member eating a snow cone

Employee Appreciation Week

Come together, let loose and admire what sets our employees apart. It’s a fun week of gratitude and celebration! From yoga, massages and lawn games to breakfast, lunch and snow cones, enjoy the company of your colleagues as we recognize your incredible accomplishments. Learn more.

Energage Survey

Partake in our annual employee engagement survey to share your opinions and ensure Carroll can offer the best culture possible among faculty, staff and students. As always, your input matters beyond what you can imagine. The results of the 2022 survey showed an increase in Carroll’s engagement and culture by nine 9% across the university!

Staff on an alternative spring break trip

Alternative Spring Break Trips

Enjoy a domestic spring break trip (travel expenses covered) with an emphasis on service and education through three tenants: GIVE. SERVE. LEARN. Faculty and staff can serve as advisors for students volunteering for amazing causes through hosts such as Habitat for Humanity, Pios Volunteer and more. Learn more.

The President speaking at an event Annual gatherings and group learning

Carroll provides countless opportunities to learn from experts and leaders in various areas to enhance your professional development. Interact with coworkers and outside guests and take advantage of workshops to earn certificates, badges and more. Continued learning and networking are vital to long-term success.

Opportunity to Teach

Are you inspired to teach when you interact with Carroll professors and students? You have the chance to apply for Adjunct faculty teaching opportunities based on your knowledge and skills. Share your passion and expertise in the classroom with the next generation.

A speaker at the diversity summit

Equity & Social Justice Symposium

Faculty and staff have a fantastic opportunity to learn, reflect and actively engage in a hybrid of in-person and virtual workshops at this annual gathering. Attend sessions focused on topics such as social justice, underrepresented populations, integrated best practices and building community acceptance. Learn more.

Staff members volunteer Volunteer for campus events

Show your Pioneer pride outside of the classroom or office and get involved. Be a part of significant milestones like move-in day and commencement, or offer your time and effort for community events and service projects. Carroll and its employees value giving back in every way possible.

Staff and Faculty Executive Committees

Working at Carroll gives you a voice regarding essential university decisions as part of executive committees. Discuss departmental changes, vote on policies and share your insights with leadership on improving the college experience. Everyone plays a role in making Carroll one of the best universities in the country.

a man using a calculator. Alternative Work Agreement Opportunities

Carroll is only as great as its employees, and we respect the impact of time on work, family and personal obligations. We provide increased flexibility and remote work support for staff schedules to create a trusting, productive, valuable environment where everyone benefits.

a Carroll University intramural volleyball group.


Carroll employees can feed their competitiveness, put in a good workout or simply have fun. From intramural sports and group fitness classes to indoor/outdoor facility use and equipment rental, employees have countless ways to dive into RecSports throughout the year – usually for free! Learn more.

inside the library at Carroll University. Library Privileges

Employees can access all of the resources and materials at the Todd Wehr Memorial Library. Reserve materials for learning and development, secure electronic materials for ease of information and utilize the library’s streaming services on demand. It’s a convenient, invaluable way to build knowledge and skills, no matter your position.

Participate on CCEs

Carroll gives every undergraduate student Cross-Cultural Experiences (CCE), with many going to different parts of the globe. As students learn to see the world through others’ eyes, employees can share the experience anywhere from our home state to Japan and many places in between. What a way to grow at Carroll!

My time at Carroll is best characterized by growth and innovation. Working at Carroll has given me space to grow professionally and personally in a role that directly impacts adult learners.

- Katy C.

As a Transfer Admission Counselor, I get to have conversations with students after they possibly have experienced some college, and maybe know a bit more know about what they like and don't like. I get to help them dive deeper into their interests or majors – AND I get to boast about all the things Carroll does so well!

- Lori P.

I take pride in my ability to play a crucial role in shaping the future of individuals, equipping them with invaluable skills, knowledge, and opportunities for personal and professional development. Being a part of Carroll has always made me feel connected to a greater purpose. With over 12 years of experience at Carroll, every day is filled with excitement and meaningful challenges.

- Kelly P.

Working at Carroll University is a truly fulfilling experience for me. The wonderful people I collaborate with, the constant exposure to new technologies and the dynamic nature of my role all contribute to my love for this university. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of campus events and to be part of a community that values growth, innovation and a positive work environment.

- Mike J.

The team I work with on a daily basis provides me with mentorship, collaboration, laughter and the ability to grow as a professional.  The relationships I have cultivated at Carroll extend beyond my immediate team.  Throughout the campus community, I have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff who are all driven by a collective desire to make a difference.

- Kristen D.

Employee Affinity Groups

In an effort to support and foster belonging in the workplace, a number of employee affinity gatherings are being hosted by the Offices of Intercultural and Diversity Engagement and Human Resources. These particular affinity gatherings, which are being sponsored by Institutional Inclusion, are centered around human characteristics and meant to connect some of our underrepresented employee populations. These events are also intended to give those who do not fall into one of the affinities/identities below, an opportunity to still support and engage in a more inclusive workplace. Those are often called Allies and you are welcome to attend.

Current Employee Affinity Groups include:
  • International
  • Veterans
  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and + (LGBTQ+)

If you are interested in learning more about Carroll’s Affinity Groups, please email hroffice@carrollu.edu.

Ethos Awards

Each year, Carroll University recognizes three extraordinary employees for the Ethos Awards. The chosen few are given the award for displaying one of the three tenants of Carroll’s ethos: Stewardship, integrity and respect. The winners exemplify the outstanding culture created at Carroll by serving others in their daily work and lives.

Panoramic View of campus