Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give at least one day (24 hours) of community engagement each school year. The Give A Day Challenge encourages the IWU community to partner with the greater Bloomington-Normal community to share their passions and talents. By participating in the Give A Day Challenge, IWU community members are living out the IWU and ARC missions.
The annual Civic Engagement Banquet will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Every student, faculty, or staff member who completes 100 or more hours of service for the Give A Day Campaign receives an invitation. This is an evening dedicated to honoring the outstanding civic engagement of students, faculty, and staff. Remember to report your hours to secure your invitation!
2019 Outstanding Civic Engagement Award Winners
Athletic Team: Women's Volleyball
Registered Student Organization: Black Student Union
Fraternity or Sorority: Acacia
Faculty or Staff: Michelle Wu
First Year Student: Wah Chook '22
Alternative Break Leader: Ziyan "Sevyn" Liu '19
Senior Student: Grainne Kelly '19
Work in an Internship: Madeline Gibson '19
Community Partner: BCAI School of Arts
2018 Outstanding Civic Engagement Award Winners
Athletic Team: Women's Lacrosse
Registered Student Organization: Alpha Phi Omega
Fraternity or Sorority: Alpha Gamma Delta
Faculty or Staff: Melissa Ramirez '14
First Year Student: Shaela Phillips
Alternative Break Leader: David Yoon
Senior Student: Nate Edison
Work in an Internship: Tiffany Remijas
Community Partner: Prairie State Legal Services
Q: Why do we have to keep track of this?
A: Community engagement is an important part of the IWU culture. Knowing more about how we serve will help us to better support you and how you want to serve.
Q: What counts? My internship? The hours I did for a class? Tutoring at my church? Raising money for charity?
A: Anything that helps to make the community a better place. For the Give a Day Campaign, we are counting it ALL. The form allows you to say whether you were doing your hours for credit or not for credit, paid or not paid, and many other scenarios.
Q: What happens when I hit the 24 hour challenge?
A: You join the Give a Day Circle which comes with an invite to the Community Engagement banquet in the spring and a certificate. If you are a senior, you get to wear service cords at graduation.
If you still have questions, just send us an email at ARC@iwu.edu.
Thanks for your support of the Give a Day campaign and for all you do in the community!