Community Service Awards
Nominations Now Open
Community Service Resource Center invites your nominations for the annual Community Service Awards.
Throughout the school year, there are many UC Davis students, staff, faculty and student organizations devote their time to community service. They do community service in various fields and help with people who are in need. Community Service Resource Center wants to recognize their dedication to community service by offering them the opportunities to receive the Community Service Awards.
Please nominate UC Davis affiliates who contributed their time to community service throughout year 2016 – 2017.
What is community service? Community service is unpaid or voluntary work intended to benefit people, strengthen communities, and positively impact society or its infrastructure. In order to recognize the varied and generous dedication to community service by UC Davis students, staff, faculty, and student organizations, the Community Service Resource Center holds its annual UC Davis Community Service and Civic Engagement Awards. In winter quarter, we open nominations to all UC Davis affiliates, and announce the recipients in the spring. Recipients will receive certificates under different categories based upon dedicated service to others as well as breadth, quality, and time committed to community service. The categories are Outstanding, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Outstanding and Gold Recipients will be invited to attend a reception with distinguished members from our administration. They may also be eligible for the UC Davis Civic Engagement Award (additional documents may be required). Some recipients may be qualified to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award.
Five awards are presented for Civic Engagement, which encompass a wide range of activities by which students are engaged in service to the campus, local, national and/or international communities.
Underlying civic engagement is the assumption that students are developing skills and knowledge to help make meaningful differences in the lives of others and developing a holistic perspective on the interconnectedness between civic engagement and positive societal changes.
UC Davis Civic Engagement Awards
The UC Davis Civic Engagement Awards recognize students and organizations who have demonstrated a substantive and positive community impact through involvement and engagement. Recipients of this award not only excel in the areas of leadership and scholarship, but also seek to apply these abilities in innovative ways to improve the lives of others. Civic Engagement includes a wide range of activities by which students are engaged in service to the campus, local, national and/or international communities. Underlying civic engagement is the assumption that students are developing skills and knowledge to help make meaningful differences in the lives of others and developing a holistic perspective on the interconnectedness between civic engagement and positive societal changes.
There are a total of six civic enagement awards:
- First Year Award
- Graduate Student Award
- Undergraduate Student Award (three individuals awarded)
- Student Organization Award
Individual award nominees must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and be in good standing with the university.
President's Volunteer Service Awards
The Community Service Resource Center is now a certifying organization for administering the President's Volunteer Service Award. This is a Federal Award that was implemented to foster taking positive action in the world. In order to receive this award you must complete the Community Service Award application that our center opens up in the winter, as well as be either a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States. This does not affect your eligibility to receive the UC Davis Community Service Award or the Chancellor's Civic Engagement Award.