Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV)
The Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV) is a student board at the Pace Center that seeks to promote a culture of active citizenship at Princeton University. The Pace Council offers advising and leadership training for students in civic engagement groups, administers the Pace Center Civic Engagement Fund and organizes campus-wide civic engagement events and initiatives.
Use the links to the left for funding and student group recognition, read more about the Pace Partners program and find out answers to some frequently asked questions about the PCCV and the Pace Center in the Student Leader Guide.
"Check out Sympoh's awesome video about their spring break trip to several Boys and Girls clubs in Virginia! Sympoh taught at-risk kids how to breakdance to build both their confidence and their creativity. This trip was partially funded by the Pace Center Civic Engagement Fund."
The Pace Council offers wide range of benefits for PCCV recognized groups and students looking for support for individual projects. Benefits for PCCV recognized groups include:
● Peer advising and leadership training for students groups
● Use of Pace Center Vans
● Wide range of advertising avenues
● Pace in-house creative design team for logos, event posters, and other relevant group needs
● Pace Center staff support and advising (financial counseling, larger administrative networks)
● Group access to large recruiting events (Community Service Kickoff, etc.)
● Poster printing
● Professional poster-ers for group event
Please plan your application accordingly. Group recognition forms will be reviewed by the Pace Council of Civic Values on the first Friday of every month. To have your application reviewed at this time, please have your applications completed and turned in online by the first Wednesday of every month at 12pm. We will let you know of your application status by the following weekend. PCCV Group Application
PCCV administers the Pace Center Civic Engagement Fund on a monthly rotation. The fund includes $5,000 annually and can be accessed by PCCV recognized student groups and by individual students for civically engaged projects.
All submissions must be in by 12pm the Wednesday before the first Friday of the month to be reviewed for that month. Information about the Engagement Fund can found in FAQ.
PCCV organizes campus-wide civic engagement events and initiatives. This year's initiatives are:
This is our third annual ICCF, a fundraiser that brings together the 11 different Eating Clubs over Freshmen Preview Weekends by encouraging each club to fundraise in their own unique way for a group selected cause. Last year, the club’s raised over $8,000 for Donors Choose. This year, the 11 clubs are working towards fundraising for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Be sure to check in with your Eating Club to find out ways that you can get involved!
CBLI/ACADEMICS - Cara
PACE has the goal of bridging academic and civic engagement. We strive to support the Princeton faculty in interweaving service into classes and other endeavors. We are pioneering several new programs including having PACE Faculty Fellows. Be on the lookout for new information and feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions or want to get involved!
LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOPS- Livvy
PCCV organizes regular leadership workshops for Pace group leaders. These are aimed to develop various skills such as fundraising, membership retention and administrative development. While we typically feature various Pace leaders to speak on one of the aforementioned skills at the workshops, this year, we are working to host alumni with related experiences to share their insight. Leadership Training Workshops are wonderful opportunities for Pace groups develop skills, network, get to know other leaders on campus and learn more about Pace resources. Check our website for updates on upcoming workshops!
In a push to engage the Princeton community in high-impact civic engagement initiatives and reduce the barriers to entry for both community partners seeking collaborators and students seeking positive outlets for their energy, the Pace Council is working to create an interactive marketplace that will clarify and optimize the linkages between key stakeholders in Princeton’s civic engagement ecosystem.
The intended purpose of this platform is two-fold:
1. to provide clear channels for students to pursue personally meaningful civic engagement opportunities both on and off campus and
2. to efficiently link student interests and skill sets with identified community needs (local, regional, global) in order to promote outcome-driven action and streamline the partner discovery process.
While in its formative stages, this Pace Council initiative is focused on collecting the necessary data to create such a marketplace - engaging with relevant student organizations, community partners, and campus administrators to create a strong and substantive foundation for future platform development.
The freshman initiative welcomes new Princeton students to the community through connecting freshmen with a variety of service and civic engagement opportunities. Each fall, Reflections on Service (ROS) includes a keynote address from a notable Princeton alum who discusses civic issues and a commitment to service. In addition to ROS, the freshman initiative hosts a variety of service events and links freshmen with civic engagement advisers who can support each student with their interests and goals. While the freshman initiative’s programs are the most concentrated at the beginning of the year, this group sustains an ongoing presence of support for freshmen throughout the year.
Residential Colleges - Kristin
The PCCV liaises with the community and civic chairs of the residential college in order to provide support and information about civic engagement initiatives around campus.