William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Application requirements and materials

Applicants for the Plater Civic Engagement Medallion are undergraduate, master's, or doctorate students who will receive their respective degrees by August 2024. Students completing their degree requirements in December 2023 are also eligible to apply.  

The application will open by November 30, 2023.  

The Application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2024.  

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In alignment with IU Indianapolis’s mission, the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion has been established to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities during their years as an IU Indianapolis student. The medallion is named in honor of IU Indianapolis's (known as IUPUI at the time) former Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties from 1988 to 2006, Dr. William Plater, a strong advocate of civic engagement during his career.

Students who are awarded the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion will have exhibited personal development, intellectual growth, and positive community impact as a result of their civic engagement experiences. Recipients are expected to have engaged in a variety of activities demonstrating depth and diversity of commitment in serving their communities, while making a significant investment to at least one community experience over time.