Outstanding New Service Initiative (Individual and Group) | Kent State University

Outstanding New Service Initiative (Individual and Group)

Purpose: This award recognizes new and innovative service related projects or initiatives that were developed by Kent State students or faculty/staff members. Projects should have demonstrated student engagement and social issue awareness, and have met an expressed need in the community. Examples of applicable types of projects include community-based research/capstone projects, projects developed as part of a service-learning course or community-based internship, independently developed projects that meet a community need, etc).

Awards will be given in two categories:

  • Individuals - project was developed by as Kent State student, faculty, and/or staff member
  • Group - project was developed by a student group, organization, class, department, etc.


Projects must have been developed from May 2017 to the present

Selection Criteria:

Projects nominated for this award should have demonstrated excellence in all or most of the following areas:

  • Exhibited depth of understanding of the community needs or social issues addressed by the project;
  • Made a distinct impact on the community/community issue/population being served;
  • Demonstrated growth over time and sustainable opportunities for others in the community to get involved.

Selection will be based primarily on the responses submitted by the nominator.
To nominate a project for this award, please submit this form by March 16 
at 5 p.m.
Nominees will be notified of selection by March 23.

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