Principles of Community Week Grant Competition Award 2017

In recognition of registered student organizations committed to fostering the Principles of Community at UC Davis and that seek to implement activities or programs that exemplify and promote the Principles of Community throughout the student community. The award is presented by the Office of Campus Community Relations in partnership with the Student Assistants to the Chancellor.

Platinum - Bayanihan Clinic

Bayanihan Clinic

The Bayanihan Clinic is receiving a Platinum Level award for their work with the Inter-Clinic Wellness Fair. The Inter-Clinic Wellness Fair is a collaborative program between the student-run clinics at UC Davis. This event is driven by volunteers from the clinics and includes undergraduate students, medical students, physicians and community members. The Inter-Clinic Wellness Fair brought together patients from the culturally diverse clinics as well as community members to address local health needs while also bringing awareness to the stigma around mental health. This fair helped to build a stronger support system between the clinics and highlighted the mental health services available for the vulnerable populations of the Sacramento community.

Gold - Afghan Student Association

Afghan Student Association

The Gold Level Award recipient, Afghan Student Association, coordinates an annual cultural banquet to support the Principles of Community on campus. The banquet is a festive educational event that provides a cultural stage for the Afghan and UC Davis student community to learn more about Afghanistan and its people. The cultural banquet strives to combat the negative characterization of Afghanistan and to promote its rich cultural heritage through food, music, poetry, and prominent speakers. The event allows UC Davis students to make connections within and across cultures which, in turn, facilitates a greater appreciation for our diverse community.  

Silver - Davis Women in Business

Davis Women in Business

Davis Women in Business received the Silver Level Award for their work on the “Own It” Women’s Leadership Summit.

The Women’s Leadership Summit is designed to foster and encourage young women at UC Davis and in the surrounding community to pursue their educational and entrepreneurial dreams. At the leadership summit, professional women who work in business, STEM or related fields talk about their journey and offer advice to young women on how to be successful in what is traditionally perceived as male-dominated fields. This event empowers and inspires women to take charge of their education and, to reach the heights of their respective fields by embracing diversity and inclusion as a strength.

Bronze - Colleges Against Cancer

Colleges Against Cancer received the Bronze Level Award for their work in the Relay for Life program. Relay For Life is a worldwide event coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Colleges Against Cancer at UC Davis held the local Relay For Life on May 6. At the event, teams of 8-15 people took turns walking around a track for 24 hours to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year, for the first time, the City of Davis joined UC Davis in hosting the event. Colleges Against Cancer was also instrumental in gaining support and participation from more than 70 student-led organizations including Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society, Japanese American Student Society, Hmong in Health, The California Aggie, Student Nutrition Association, Prytanean Honor Society, and many others. This event champions the ideals of the Principles of Community by providing an avenue for supporters to take action to make a difference in the health of their local and national communities.