Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2011-2012 Student Engagement Highlights

ISU_2012_MLK_10_with_frameIndiana Campus Compact offers a variety of programs and resources for student constituents. Highlights from the 2011-2012 academic year are listed below.

  • Regional Networking Council Meetings. Twenty-two students attended a regional Networking Council meeting this past fall. The student track included sessions on working with state legislators and local government leaders, engaging campus administrators, and utilizing campus and community resources. Students also had the opportunity to share best practices with each other. Save the date for the next regional Networking Council meetings: 9/28/12 (north) and 10/5/12 (south).
  • Service Engagement Corps and Interfaith Service Corps AmeriCorps Program. Representing 14 different institutions, 143 students enrolled in ICC’s statewide AmeriCorps program; they have served a collective 26,275 hours to date. Every member who successfully completes 300 service hours will earn a $1,175 AmeriCorps education award.
  • Community Service Mini-Grants. With generous support from the Lily Endowment, from July to April, ICC awarded 32 grants totaling more than $25,000 to fund student-led service projects throughout the state.  For a summary of completed projects, please click here.  Community Service Mini-Grant applications are due on the 15th of each month.
  • Spring 2012 Student Leadership Series. Throughout the spring semester, ICC offered a webinar series for student leaders.  Topics included grant writing, volunteer recruitment, leading effective reflection activities, and marketing your service experience.  About 15 constituents participated in at least one webinar during the series.
  • Service Engagement Summit 2.0. About 30 students attended the Service Engagement Summit 2.0.  The student track featured sessions on the importance of personal stories, millennial engagement, and responsible use of social media in community involvement.   In addition, several students shared projects during the poster presentations.
  • LeaderShape Scholarships. Through a generous partnership with LeaderShape, ICC awarded three $500 scholarships to offset the cost of attending a LeaderShape Institute, an intensive, six-day leadership training for college students.  Each scholarship recipient will attend a LeaderShape Institute this summer.
  • Awards. At the Service Engagement Summit, ICC recognized several students for their outstanding service contributions.  Erin Wright from the University of Notre Dame was awarded the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award.  Read more about Erin in the article below.  In addition,Ryan Petter - Anderson University, Jessica Gadson - Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Northeast, Katheryn Hines - Purdue University North Central, Jon Schommer - University of Notre Dame, and Jennifer Sechrist - Valparaiso University  were honored by National Campus Compact as Newman Civic Fellows.

ICC will continue to offer student programs and resources in 2012-2013, including some new opportunities.  Details will be announced before the fall semester, so stay tuned for more information!

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.