Michigan Campus Compact is host to a variety of programs and trainings designed to support higher education faculty, staff and students in their work to create civically engaged citizens. Michigan Campus Compact's programs offer vital assistance in the creation of effective programs and partnerships, including College Positive Volunteerism, Civic Engagement Institute, Active Leaders Student Conference, Network Meetings, Colloquia and more.
Michigan Campus Compact honors students, faculty, staff and campuses for their commitment to creating change in their communities. These awards are given out at the annual Awards Gala in April:
John DiBiaggio Beacon Award for Presidential Leadership:
The John DiBiaggio Beacon Award for Presidential Leadership recognizes and honors Michigan’s outstanding Presidents or Chancellors for significant contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement by inspiring a vision for service on the campus and supporting faculty, staff, students, and campus-community partnerships.
Champion of Engagement Awards:
The Champion of Engagement Award recognizes an individual who makes a significant contribution to the sustainability and institutionalization of community engagement (value and practice), with particular attention given to those who are able to bridge the activities of student affairs and academic affairs. A Champion of Engagement will generally have been working within a system over time, cultivating participation and affecting cultural change.
Innovations in Community Impact:
The Innovations in Community Impact award recognizes an innovative approach to community problem solving with measured community impact, led by an identified campus body (department, program, RSO, etc.) and one or more community partners. Recognized programs may include current models supported by MiCC (College Positive Volunteers, Engaged Departments, etc.) or other programs within a campus community.
Student Service Awards:
The Commitment to Service Award recognizes two outstanding students from each of the Michigan Campus Compact member campuses for their commitment to service. Students are chosen specifically for either the breadth or depth of their community involvement or their service experience(s) and the demonstration of meaningful reflection of those experiences. Nominated students are required to submit a survey for review to determine if they are one of the top six Outstanding Community Impact Award winners. These winners receive $200 to donate to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
Michigan Engaged Campus of the Year Award:
The 2016 Michigan Engaged Campus of the Year Award recognizes PRIVATE institutions of higher education for exemplary commitment to community engagement. (Community colleges will be recognized in 2017; public four-year institutions will be recognized in 2018; and then the rotation will continue.) Applicants will be judged according to criteria expressed in Campus Compact’s Indicators of Engagement (see attachment, Indicators of Engagement).
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Recognizes the contributions of one outstanding faculty member for his/her significant contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement and for advancing a vision of service on the campus by supporting faculty, students, and/or campus-community partnerships.
Network Leader Award:
Recognizes the contributions of one outstanding staff member for his/her significant contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement and for advancing a vision of service on the campus by supporting faculty, students, and/or campus-community partnerships.
Other Award Information:
Michigan's Governor's Service Awards
Other National Awards
Questions? Contact Shelley Long or call her at 517-492-2432.