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, invites all registered student clubs or organizations to apply for the 2017–18 Principles of Community Grant Awards.

The top four applicants will 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 2018.

  • Activities/programs must be implemented during winter or spring quarter 2018
  • 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.

Application Instructions

Applications are open now. The deadline to apply is February 13, 2018.

The application requires a detailed, 500-word, written proposal of the Principles of Community inspired activity, project or program that your club or organization plans to implement. It is recommended that this portion of the application be completed at the club/organization general meeting to maximize member participation and input.

The Google application form allows applicants to upload attachments. Award recipients will be notified by Friday, February 23, 2018.

Application Selection and Review

The Selection Committee will assess applications based on the following criteria:

  • Ability of project/program to be integrated into the larger student body
  • Impact of applicants’ contribution to increasing understanding of the role of diversity and inclusion in education and/or our daily lives
  • Service and commitment toward building positive and enduring campus and local community relationships
  • Ability to collaborate with other student clubs or organizations to present diversity and community-related projects/programs

Awardee Responsibilities

Thirty days after the activity, project or program is completed, a final report (250 words maximum) must be submitted to the Office of Campus Community Relations. Please include the following:

  • Description of the project/program (can include photos or video)
  • How the accomplishments exemplified the Principles of Community

The selection committee is available to answer questions and provide examples of past projects and programs.

Award Ceremony

Grant recipients will be recognized at the 2018 UC Davis Outstanding Student Awards ceremony scheduled for May 14, 2018, at UC Davis. (Attendance is limited to three students from each organization.) 

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.