2013-2014 Adviser Grant Program
The Power of the Association of College Honor Societies to Make a Difference
A Chapter Service-Learning Project
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The goal of this grant program is to encourage cross-campus collaboration and new initiatives among student organizations related to social responsibility through service-learning. Six $500 grants are available for projects to achieve the following objective:
- Conduct initiative or pilot project related to social responsibility, or
- Strengthen current social responsibility or sustainability initiatives
The attachment (below) includes a description of the Chapter Leadership Project: (a) an overview of the elements of social responsibility (Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World) and (b) the Action Planning Activity.
Eligibility and Criteria:
A project must
- Address one of the elements of the Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World
- Include two or more honor societies on campus – other student organizations may be included in addition to at least two honor societies (ACHS member society preferred but not required)
- Report on the plans and outcomes of the project conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year
Proposals must be received by October 15, 2013. Note that 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 award recipients are not eligible. Funding is intended as an honorarium to the adviser for facilitating and reporting on the outcomes of the project. The grant will be awarded after the project report is received. Funds for the project should be provided by the honor societies or by fundraising activities (including institutional or corporate grants).
How to Apply:
The proposal should provide the following information:
Adviser name, honor society, address, telephone number, and email address.
Letter of support of each participating honor society and student organization
Letter of support from service-learning office on campus (or other administrator)
Proposed time frame for the project
How the project will benefit the campus and students
How the project will be publicized
Additional information that will support the proposal
Submit the proposal electronically by October 15, 2013 to
Dr. Dorothy I. Mitstifer, ACHS Executive Director
4990 Northwind Dr., Ste. 140, East Lansing, MI 48823-5031
517.351.8335 - email@example.com
Social Responsibility: The Power of the
Association of College Honor Societies to Make a Difference
A Chapter Service-Learning Project
Directions: Facilitate the following activity to identify a chapter project. Provide copies of this worksheet for participants.
The Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World
Peace and Security
Conflicts among nations and groups are resolved through principled negotiation, mediation, and arbitration; war and terrorism have become relics of the past. Within nations all peoples live with security of the person, free from arbitrary arrest and imprisonment
All the world's peoples are literate in their native language and have access to education, which will enable them to reach their potential.
All the world's peoples live in environments favorable to health in body, mind, and spirit. They live in harmony with their environments in a manner that sustains the long-term health of the air, water, soil, and the other living things with which they share the planet.
All the world's peoples have access to safe drinking water, nourishing food, vaccinations against lethal diseases, and medicines and health care when they are ill.
All the world's peoples have access to fundamental justice and due process. They have access to methods of expressing legitimate grievances and having these addressed, without resorting to violence or other illegitimate means.
All the world's peoples have incomes adequate to meet their needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Further, they have the opportunity and means to develop their personal potential for self-actualization.
The focus of innovation is on the development of technologies that heal the planet, eliminate poverty, and increase the health and well being of all the world's peoples.
Social Responsibility: The Power of the Association of College Honor Societies
to Make a Difference—A Chapter Service-Learning Project
The objectives of this project are to identify
- Opportunities to design service-learning projects related to social responsibility, or
- Opportunities to strengthen current social responsibility or sustainability initiatives as service-learning projects, and
- Opportunities to create cross-campus collaborations and new initiatives among student organizations through institutional service-learning centers.
Working in groups of 3-5 people, list 2-3 needs regarding social responsibility on your campus.
Prioritize needs – The top priority is:
Write objective to achieve the top priority need (use strong verb to convey outcome).
Share in Large Group, and choose the top priority for action.
Action Plan - Action Steps:
How will achievement of the plan be evaluated?
Report plans and outcomes to ACHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “seven wonders” for the ACHS Chapter Leadership Project are based upon the following reference: Sachs, J. (2008). Common wealth: Economics for a crowded planet. New York: Penguin Press.