Student Engagement Funds

UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

Student Engagement Funding

Faculty or approved UCCS student organizations are invited to apply for funds to support student activities that provide opportunities for students to interact with the business community and apply learned material relating to responsible and ethical management in business.

Funds will be awarded for the following types of projects:

1.    Student participation in case competitions relating to ethics.

2.    Workshops for students & business community.

3.    Student participation in conferences that include the business community and focus on ethics.

4.    Student participation in conducting training or workshops for the business community.


Applications should include the application form with a narrative proposal, two to five pages in length. The proposal should document the rationale for the student engagement project (need, objectives, impact). These request are in part funded by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS. Therefore, proposals must meet the primary objective of active engagement of students - not research or publishing - that builds a solid principle-based ethical framework central to decision making in the complex business environment. These principles must be fully integrated into all Ethics Initiative activities.

  • Integrity - Act with honesty in all situations
  • Trust - Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
  • Accountability - Accept responsibility for all decisions
  • Transparency - Maintain open and truthful communications
  • Fairness - Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
  • Respect - Honor the rights, freedoms, views, and property of others
  • Rule of Law - Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
  • Viability - Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders


Funding Limitations - The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS funding limitations are:

  • Speaker fees are limited on a yearly basis.
  • No funding will be approved for sustainability, social responsibility, corporate social responsibility or social justice activities.
  • No funding will be approved for student directed investment funds.


Reporting of Results

After funding is provided and the project completed, a report must be submitted to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS office. The report should include a summary of accomplishments, a brief account of how the funds were actually spent, and how the project contributed to a student's understanding of ethical considerations in business. Reports will be posted on a public website.

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