Excellence in Community Engagement

Excellence in Community Engagement recognizes graduates who promote community engagement while maintaining academic excellence.

Honorees will be awarded a certificate and community engagement honor cord to be worn at graduation. Additionally, the Excellence in Community Engagement recognition will be noted on the students' transcripts and diplomas as well as in the graduation program.


Graduating senior in a bachelor's degree program;
Grade-point average of 3.5 or higher at the time of graduation application;

Contribution of a minimum 300 hours of service, democratic engagement, or community research in a non-profit community organization(s) during college career. (Note: Qualifying education institutions must meet qualifying criteria)

Any religious community engagement must be humanitarian in nature.

Application Process

Each graduating senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who has registered for graduation by the published university deadline will receive an email inviting them to apply for the Excellence in Community Engagement  recognition.

Invited graduating seniors will be required to complete the online Excellence in Community Engagement  Application by following the link, or simply click on forms in the top navigation bar and choosing the Excellence in Community Engagement Application.

If your service, democratic engagement, and/or community research hours are not already documented in WeberSync, you are responsible for ensuring that your community engagement hours are entered in WeberSync and approved by the deadline.

Spring 2018 deadline for application submission is March 19, 2018.

If you have any questions, please call us at 801-626-7737 or visit us in room 327 in the Shepherd Union Building.