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Programs and Events

HR Events

Throughout the year, Drexel Human Resources works with the University to offer a variety of special awards, programs, and other events aimed at recognizing our employees and giving back to the community.  These programs and events include:

Programs & Events Photos

View photos from the programs and events offered by Drexel HR throughout the year!

Dragon Drive

Through the Dragon Drive, our annual charity drive, Drexel employees can support a range of local non-profit organizations with a tax-deductible donation that can be automatically deducted from their paychecks.  To add to the spirit of the Dragon Drive, local vendors donate prizes that are raffled off to employees who sign up to give during the drive.  For more information, visit the Dragon Drive page or contact Human Resources at 215-895-2852.

Employee Appreciation Fest

The Employee Appreciation Fest generally takes place in the summer. Drexel University Faculty and Professional Staff, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, are treated to fellowship, food, fun, games, music and raffle prizes. Visit the Employee Appreciation Fest page for more information or contact Human Resources at 215-895-2852.

Employee Olympics

The Employee Olympics is an annual event where full-time faculty and professional staff can compete in a variety of different sports. This is an opportunity for employees to gather outside of the office and compete for the gold! For more information, visit the Employee Olympics page.

Home Purchase Assistance Program

The Home Purchase Assistance Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within defined borders of the Drexel University City campus community. The program offers a forgivable loan to benefit eligible full- and part-time Drexel University faculty and professional staff toward the purchase or renovation of homes within defined borders. For more information, see the Home Purchase Assistance Program page or contact Courtney Claiborne at

Inspire a Child to Dream Day

Inspire a Child to Dream Day (Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day) is held annually at Drexel University on the University City Main Campus. The event coincides each year with National Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day in April. For more information, visit the Inspire a Child to Dream Day page, or contact Human Resources at 215-895-2852.

President's Awards

The President's Awards are the honors and awards that the University bestows upon full- and part-time faculty and professional staff members who contribute to the richness and diversity of the University community and enable the University to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals. Award recipients may be nominated by students, faculty, or professional staff. To learn more, visit the President's Awards page or contact Human Resources at 215-895-2852.

Service Recognition

Service Recognition celebrates the dedication of Drexel, DUCOM, and ANS's work force by recognizing employees every five years for their continued service.  Service Recognition recipients are honored at a luncheon where honorees with the most years of service receive special recognition.  To view pictures and a list of recipients from past Service Recognition Ceremonies, visit our Service Recognition page, or for more information about the awards, contact Human Resources at 215-895-2852.

WorkReady Internship Program

Drexel University hosts WorkReady Interns during the summer and the school year. For more information, visit the WorkReady page or contact Courtney Claiborne at

Retiree Reunion Luncheon

Drexel University holds an annual luncheon for retired Faculty and Professional Staff Members. For more information, visit the Retiree page or contact Human Resources at 215-895-2852.