Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement & Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship recognizes committed students who, individually or as a group, have significantly contributed to their communities through innovative public scholarship and community engagement.*

Syracuse University embraces a commitment to promote positive change that simultaneously advances knowledge and meets real-world needs. The CAPES award furthers that objective. First presented in 1992, the award grew out of an interest among students working with SU Students for United Way to honor fellow students for their contributions to the community.

This award acknowledges individual students, groups of students, residence halls, residence floors, student organizations, and innovate academic projects or classes that invest themselves in and contribute to making the community a better place.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate individual students and groups.
*(See #3 under Nominating Procedures for exception.)