Tuesday, August 04, 2015


Member Resources for Welcome Week, Alternative Breaks, Service Plunges, and more

Student grants for alternative breaks, service plunges, projects, and more

  • Student Community Service Grant – for individual student or student group projects with the community, such as plunge experiences or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day).  For members only, grants range from $500 to $1,000 (institutional cash match of $125-$250). The 2014/2015 application due dates are as follows:August 11th, November 10th, February 9th, and May 11th. Download application here. Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.  

Student activities from Indiana Campus Compact partners for welcome week and beyond:

  • Indiana Humanties ALL-IN Challenge - ALL-IN is a digital competition designed by Indiana Humanities that challenges Hoosiers to think, read, talk and do. ALL-IN inspires us to learn more about Indiana, connect with each other and make our state even better.  Participants can sign up as a group so this activity can be used campus-wide or within schools, departments, student organizations, dorms, and more.  Particpate in the ALL-IN workshop at the Member Networking Retreat on September 26, 2014.
  • TurboVote - TurboVote makes everything involved with voting easy. Over 125 colleges and universities have already partnered with TurboVote and have been able to use TurboVote's online platform to provide students with all the information and materials they need to vote in every election - local, state, and federal.  TurboVote will provide a 25% discount to all Indiana Campus Compact members who form a partnership with Turbo Vote.
  • Oxfam America - Join other students and educators who are committed to changing the world: host an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet on your campus. At this interactive event, the place where you sit and the meal that you eat are determined by the luck of the draw— just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.  Download a free hunger banquet planning guide and send photos and stories to Indiana Campus Compact so we can help connect you to other students with the same passion. 

Student resources:

  • Indiana Campus Compact's "The College Student's Guide to Creating a Community Service Project - Not only will students learn about what makes a great Student Community Service Grant application, they'll also learn more about how to create a meaningful project that will have a lasting impact on their community!   Download pdf
  • The Service-Learning Young Professionals Network (SLYPN) was created to provide young professionals (20-30-somethings) opportunities to develop the skills and capacity they need to pursue their interest in and advance their careers in service-learning. Join now to connect with ambitious, up-and-coming leaders who are committed to service-learning. SLYPN brings unprecedented access to service-learning experts, resources, and opportunities right to your fingertips.

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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.