Joe Blosser - High Point University
Nayasia Coleman - High Point University
To create greater equity in how colleges and universities engage community, they need to think about who constitutes the “we” that engages the community. By helping local students gain access to campus and then encouraging them to use their voices to shape the engagement programs that serve their community, campuses can prioritize their local knowledge and situate them as experts. Through the perspectives of students, faculty, alums, and community partners, the presentation explores how High Point University has worked with a grant agency to center community voice by connecting scholarships and community engagement. Participants will reflect on how their campuses engage local students, develop strategies for approaching admissions about scholarships, and explore how foundations could support their work.
- Reflect on who is doing community engagement on your campus
- Identify where there might be students with local knowledge on campus
- Develop a strategy for approaching admissions about how to direct student scholarships to promote deeper community voice in campus engagement • Explore how external funding streams can promote equity