Principles of Community Grant Awards for Registered Student Clubs and Organizations

Our Award Program

The Office of Campus Community Relations, in partnership with the Student Assistants to the Chancellor, administers the Principles of Community Grant Awards.

The top four applicants receive a grant award to implement a service project or program:

Platinum Award One awarded $1,000
Gold Award One awarded $700
Silver Award One awarded $500
Bronze Award One awarded $300

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus community by challenging UC Davis students to “live our Principles of Community.” These grants provide funding for registered student organizations committed to fostering the Principles of Community (POC) at UC Davis. The goal of the grants is to encourage student organizations to develop and implement projects and programs that exemplify and promote the POC throughout the student community. Grant recipients must execute projects/programs during winter or spring quarter.

  • Activities/programs must be implemented during winter or spring quarter
  • Note that if your club or student organization hasn't recently thought about Principles of Community, this is the perfect time to begin!


Any student club or organization currently registered with the UC Davis Center for Student Involvement (CSI) may apply.

The Principles of Community

The Principles of Community are publicized broadly in a variety of contexts including the UC Davis General Catalog, student organization registration materials, student and staff employee training and conflict resolution responses. The Principles serve as a broad and inclusive statement of expected behavior. Further, they reinforce the university setting as an open and fair marketplace of ideas. The Principles are not law or policy but a basis to form a shared vision of our campus community.