The UNLV Office of Community Engagement seeks to support, facilitate, and promote collaboration, partnership, and engagement between the university and its many communities.
In support of its mission, the Office of Community Engagement administers awards to recognize campus individuals for their exceptional community engagement in the areas of: 1) service learning, 2) community-based research, 3) faculty/staff community outreach activity, and 4) student service.
These awards recognize individuals whose community engagement activity aligns with one or more of the university-wide pillars for community partnerships:
- Economic Development
- Cultural and Intellectual Vitality
- Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
- Community Engagement
- Student Engagement Opportunities
- Solving Community Problems
As part of the application process, two letters of recommendation are required — one from a faculty or staff member from the campus community and one from the primary community partner involved with the community engagement activity. (Please refer to the Letter of Recommendation document below.).
Self-nominations are accepted. There is no requirement for the award to be given in every category every year. Award recipients are recognized at the annual campus recognition ceremony.
To learn more or to apply, please review the award categories and criteria below.