Chancellor's Community Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement

IUPUI values its many community partners, and each year one community partner is selected to received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement.  Civic engagement is the " active collaboration that builds on the resources, skills, expertise, and knowledge of the campus and community to improve the quality of life in communities in a manner consistent with the campus mission."  Civic engagement includes working in and with community partners across teaching, research, or service.  A community partner for the ogranization, for the purposes of this award, is defined as a nonprofit agency, school, government organization, or other community-based organization serving the broader community.   

ELIGIBILITY:  Any community organization that has partnered with IUPUI faculty, staff, student, or campus units to create positive differences in the community through teaching (e.g., service learning, clinical, internship), research, or professional service may be nominated for this award.   A community organization may receive this award onlyonce.   Nominees must have engaged in a meaningful and sustained program of collaboration with one or more campus units that has resulted in deepening student learning, advancing faculty/staff work, and improving community outcomes. PROCESS: Recipients must be nominated by an IUPUI faculty, administrator, or staff member. Simply complete the electronic nomination form below and upload the required documentation (for more information please see the complete guidelines).

Nominations received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, will be considered for recognition at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Hine Hall Auditorium.

SELECTION:  The review committee will recommend at least two organizations for the award, with the final selection being made by the Chancellor.  Awards may not be given every year.

QUESTIONS:  Inquiries regarding eligibility and criteria should be directed to Dr. Julie Hatcher (ude[dot]iupui[at]rehctahj or 317-278-3499), Executive Director, Center for Service and Learning.

Click here to view previous recipients. For printable version of guidelines, click here.

Issues relating to the online nomination process should be directed to Jessica Wootten, Academic Affairs Coordinator ( or 317-278-6090).

Click here to start the nomination process