Presidential Awards for Community Engagement

The purpose of the Utah Campus Compact Presidential Awards for Community Engagement is to recognize the work of outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners at member institutions on a statewide level.

Utah Institutions may fill out the form for the 2018 Awards. Honoree information is due to Utah Campus Compact on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018. Please note that this year’s honorees will receive their awards at the recognition event on their campus. If you do not have an existing ceremony please contact Alexis Bucknam, alexisb {at} utahcompact(.)org, to discuss alternative options. Each submission will require a short account of the work of the recipient, as well as a quote from the recipient. The form requires you to include a high-quality photograph of each recipient—a recent head-and-shoulder shot in one of the following formats: .TIFF, or .JPEG

For the 2017 winners please see each individual Institution in the menu to the left.

Recognition Award Categories

Each institution is encouraged to submit one award recipient for each of the following categories.  However, UTCC can be flexible and is willing to confer up to 6 awards per campus.

This award recognizes an individual or organization that:

  • Strengthens community involvement at your institution
  • Provides meaningful service and learning opportunities for students
  • Enhances their agency’s mission/programs/goals by partnering with your institution

This award recognizes an individual with:

  • Experience in using community engaged or service-learning as a successful pedagogy
  • Innovation in employing reflective strategies to connect students’ service with academics
  • Evidence of academic community engagement through teaching, community-based research, or promotion of service-learning on campus or in one’s discipline
  • This award recognizes a staff member that:Shows leadership in advancing community engagement as a critical component within their higher education institution;
  • Forms innovative campus and community partnerships;
  • Engages, models, or influences students to be involved in community service and/or service-learning.

This award recognizes a student or a student group that:

  • Demonstrates commitment to building or enhancing campus-based efforts to address community needs
  • Leads, inspires, and engages other students, members of the institution, or community
  • Demonstrates efforts to sustain their work through developing strategies for institutional and community commitment

This award recognizes an alum of your institution that:

  • Demonstrates on-going and deep commitment to community engagement
  • Leads, inspires, and engages other members of their community toward positive social change
  • Furthers the community engagement efforts of the institution