The SLICE Program through the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement is designed for students who are passionate about a community issue and would like to take on a leadership role to address that issue. Participants create awareness related to the issue and can hold a service event. Participants develop partnerships with members of the community and other Westminster students and faculty. They will also develop leadership skills and reflect on their service. Funding will be issued to participants to help fund their initiatives.
Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.
- Submit a SLICE application.
- Carry out your project in conjunction with a nonprofit community organization.
- Throughout your project, communicate with the coordinator(s).
- Submit a budget outline at the beginning of your project and at the end of your project.
- Submit a reflection paper along with your time sheet and any pictures at the end of your project.
- Identify an issue affecting your community.
- Develop a project in order to address the issue and positively affect your community.
- Create a plan, timeline, budget, and set goals for your project.
- Attend an orientation meeting the program directors.
- Attend a reflection reception at the end of each semester you participate in SLICE.
- Write a short reflection paper after completing your project.
Budget and Additional Information
- A maximum of $500 can be provided to help fund you project.
- The budget can only be spent on items relevant to the project.
- You will have access to resources at the DCCE (campus wide emailing, networking, etc.).
- You will gain a variety of skills in leadership, communication, collaboration, and social responsibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much money will I receive for my project?
A maximum of $500 can be given. You are welcome to spend less than the max; our special small $100 projects are popular. The budget can only be spent on items relevant to the project.
- How will I be reimbursed for my spending?
After you have bought supplies, etc., for your project, you can take the receipt and a check request form (found by searching "check request form" on the Westminster College website) to Julie Tille to be signed. You will receive your money in a few days time from the Cashiers Window.
- Do I have a deadline or a time limit on my project?
You must complete the project while you are still a student at Westminster College, but this is your project, your rules, and you are free to work at your pace.
Visit us in the Center for Civic Engagement in the Bassis Center or email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.