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Communal Principles

Communal Principles Project

The Communal Principles Project (CPP) is an initiative of the College coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students. This project aims to promote the communal principles of fairness, freedom, honesty, inclusion, respect, and responsibility, which are woven into the fabric that make up our community of engaged, lifelong learners. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, one of the six principles will be highlighted annually.


2018-2019: YEAR OF RESPONSIBILITY 

Students are invited to apply for mini grants to develop a program or activity that exemplifies the spirit and purpose of respect to our community. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $200 or $500. Grant proposals will be reviewed by members of the Selection Committee.

Please check out the following link for the definition of this year's Communal Principle:

Evaluation Criteria

All funding proposals should meet the following criteria:

  • How does your proposal relate to this year's Communal Principle 
    • If you've done a similar program in the past, please include a brief overview of the attendance; impact your program had on participants, and any feedback obtained.
    • What do you hope that the campus community will gain from participation?
  • Going beyond the use of the word “Responsibility” in the written proposal
    • How does the proposed program enhance and/or promote responsibility in the University of Rochester community?
    • Who will this program impact?
    • How will the program’s audience/participants engage in the program and understand the value of responsibility?
    • What will be the long-lasting effects of this program?
  • Budget
    • Submit your budget by including all logistics, such as quotes from suppliers and catering costs, a/v equipment, printing, and other resources needed.
    • Have you sought co-sponsorships with other student organizations or academic departments?
  • Please note the following:
    • Programs or activities of a collaborative nature are strongly encouraged.
    • Collaborations can be a combination of students, faculty, and staff or collaborations among organizations.

Eligibility

All funding proposals should meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a student enrolled within The College.
  • Student groups may be eligible for funding to attend a conference and/or alternative spring break up to the amount of $500. The same student group may only receive this funding once every other academic year.
  • Repeat program proposals are discouraged, unless they have been changed or modified from the previous year. 
  • Special consideration is given to proposals that address this year’s Communal Principle and that actively promotes student engagement and participation.

Submission Deadlines 

Grant proposals should be submitted well in advance of your proposed event or program date to facilitate review and processing. Please review the deadlines below carefully to ensure that your proposal for grant-funding is received by the Selection Committee at least two weeks before your event. 

  • Fall Semester 2018 
    • Sept. 10 
    • Oct. 17 
    • Nov. 12 
  • Spring Semester 2019 
    • Jan. 22 
    • Feb. 18 
    • Mar. 18 

Submit a Proposal

Submissions are now closed. Please check back in August 2019. 

Please note: Not all proposals received will be awarded a CPP grant. Requests for use of the CPP stamp for events or programs should be made in writing to Dr. Jessica Guzman-Rea, chair of the Selection Committee at bic@rochester.edu.

For more information on CPP and the Year of Respect, contact the Dr. Guzman-Rea at (585) 275-5678.

 


Past Grant Recipients