William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Application requirements and materials

Applicants for the Plater Civic Engagement Medallion are undergraduate, masters or doctorate students who will receive their respective degrees by August 2020. Students completing their degree requirements in December of 2019 are also eligible to apply.  

Applications for the 2018–2019 academic year are closed. More information regarding the 2019–2020 academic year will be provided at a later date.


In alignment with IUPUI’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 IUPUI student. The medallion is named in honor of IUPUI’s 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.