The College Community Fund (CCF) was established to help encourage student-initiated social programming and community-building activities in the residential colleges. These activities and programs are intended to enrich social life in the colleges and/or cultivate a more robust sense of connection and community affiliation. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing the $5K Competition!
Enter to win $1K for an event in your residential college or $5K for an event for all colleges!
The College Community Fund is sponsoring student-initiated programs, and you could win up to $5,000 to use for your own idea.
The way it works is that students can submit ideas for one of two categories in the competition:
- Inter-Class: An idea for an event for one college that includes more than one class. Try to get new people talking and create meaningful interactions! CCF will award a prize of $1,000 for the best idea in each college.
- Cross-College: An idea for an event that fosters college identity in all six colleges. CCF will award a grand prize of $5,000 to the best cross-college idea.
Guidelines for events:
- It’s got to be a new event, something that’s never been done before. We’re not looking for a pizza study break that involves no talking-just shoving slices of pie in your mouth. Been there, done that!
- Should be college-focused and inclusive, about creating community in the colleges and strong college identity across campus.
APPLICATIONS DUE BY NOON ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
(Please indicate on your application for which category you are applying)
To qualify for the fund, students are encouraged to develop creative programs that foster meaningful interactions across colleges and/or classes. Programs should be college-focused and be inclusive of multiple classes, colleges and genders. They do not need to take place in a residential college, but the engine of the event must be clearly rooted in the residential college through its individual students, RCAs or College Councils. The CCF can also fund events that foster a sense of upperclass identity in the residential colleges - these events can be geared specifically toward a college's junior or senior class but must take place in the college.
Please note that only undergraduate students may apply for the fund. A complete application and budget must be submitted to the CCF for full consideration. The College Community Fund cannot be used to fund existing programs.
The Application Process
The College Community Fund committee is comprised of a student representative from each of the six residential colleges and the Director of Student Life of Whitman College, Devon Wessman-Smerdon. Funding proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by all members. The CCF committee may request further details before deciding on a proposal. The CCF committee will meet every three weeks to review applications and will email the main student contact with a funding decision.
Once the funding amount has been communicated by the committee, funds will be available for immediate use. Kristin Frasier, the College Administrator of Whitman College, will assist the student planners in utilizing the funds in accordance with the program proposal. Students must complete an evaluation following the program.