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Civic engagement awards

The Civic Engagement student awards were initiated in 2010 by the Civic Engagement Coalition to identify and recognize students and student organizations who have actively worked toward real change in their local, regional, national or international communities. 

Applications and nominations can be submitted via email at civic@oswego.edu or mailed to the Civic Engagement Office at 145 Marano Campus Center, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126. 

AGENT OF CHANGE AWARD

This award recognizes achievement with respect to a specific campus or community problem. It is open to a student or students who, within the preceding 12 months, identified a need on the campus or in the community and worked to address the need or solve the problem. The problem-solving project should be identified and initiated by the student(s). Once a need has been identified, the student(s) will often have to work closely with faculty and campus staff to address the need. However, the spirit of the award recognizes events, services or programs that would not otherwise exist on the campus or in the community if the student(s) had not initiated action. Nominations and self-nominations are invited for the SUNY-Oswego Agent of Change Award. Application/Nomination Form Download

CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to civic engagement on the campus or in the community. The application should (a) provide evidence of civic leadership during the preceding 12 months and (b) demonstrate the student’s capacity to identify and begin to address root causes of campus or community issues through creating public policy change or other efforts focused on creating positive change. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Nomination Form Download

ORGANIZATIONAL CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated sustained commitment to civic engagement on the campus or in the community. The application should (a) provide evidence of civic leadership during the preceding 12 months and (b) demonstrate the organization's capacity to identify and begin to address root causes of campus or community issues through creating public policy change or other efforts focused on creating positive change. Nominations for this award must be derived from a group, group leader or faculty mentor. Application/Nomination Form Download