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Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Awards

Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Awards

Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards

Presidents’ Student Leadership Award

This award is for an individual student or a student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.

Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award (formerly the Civic Engagement Steward Award)

This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement. 

Presidents’ Community Partner Award

This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.

SMSU MNCC Presidents' Awards Past Winners


Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Selective Engaged Campus Awards

In order to spotlight great projects, partnerships, and programs, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact also accept nominations for the following selective award categories. These nominations are reviewed by outside reviewers and one awardee per state is selected each year. Nominations for these awards can come from employees, students, alumni and community partners of Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact member institutions (self-nominations accepted). Nominees must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution in Iowa or Minnesota as an employee, volunteer, student, alum, or community partner. Nominations will be evaluated by a review committee using a rubric described in this document. Awards will not necessarily be given each year in each category.

If you would like to nominate for the following awards, please email with the corresponding required information linked to each award, by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Emerging Innovation Award
A recent project, program, or initiative making unique and innovative contributions that demonstrate strong future potential, including student-led projects.

Community Collaboration Award
A collaboration co-created with community organizations, leaders, and/or partners that is deep, reciprocal, and transformational.

Civic-Minded Employer Award
An Iowa or Minnesota business nominated by a member institution for its commitment to corporate social responsibility and employee engagement in community.

Alumni Leadership Award
An alum of a member institution making strong contributions to their community and demonstrating the values of the civic mission of higher education.

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