Office of the Dean of Students

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.

2016-2017: YEAR OF FREEDOM

Students are invited to apply for mini grants to develop a program or activity that exemplifies the spirit and purpose of freedom to our community. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $200 or $500. Grant proposals will be reviewed by members of the Communal Principles Project committee. Please review the following Grant Proposal documents before submitting your proposal.

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 CPP Committee at least two (2) weeks before your event. 

Submit a Proposal 

Please note: There are four $500 and five $200 grants available. 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 CPP committee at

For more information on CPP and the Year of Freedom, contact the Dr. Guzman-Rea at (585) 275-9701.

Additional Funding Sources

Check out this link, if you are interested in learning more about the One Community Programming Fund.


2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013


2016-2017: Year of Freedom Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2016-2017 Communal Principles Project Grants!


2015-2016: Year of Fairness Grant Recipients

cpp inclusion stamp

2014-2015: Year of Inclusion Grant Recipients


2013-2014: Year of Honesty Grant Recipients


2012-2013: Year of Responsibility Grant Recipients