In an effort to support service and civic engagement across campus, the Pace Center invites and accepts co-sponsorship requests from Princeton campus partners and community partners. Co-sponsorship is primarily provided in the form of promotional (marketing) support. Funding requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and reviewed based on need, relevance, impact and audience. (Community partners are eligible for co-sponsorship in the form of promotional support only.)

If you are a student affiliated with a Pace Center program, service project or student organization and looking for support or promotion of an event, the Pace Center is automatically your co-sponsor. 

Why co-sponsor with the Pace Center?

To make service and civic engagement part of the Princeton student experience, we connect and have relationships with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, as well as over 200 community partners. Alumni, friends and allies regularly follow us on social media, subscribe to our e-newsletter and interact with us on a daily basis. Our diverse and inclusive constituency cares deeply about making a positive impact in communities and tackling critical social issues to ensure an equitable and just world. With the Pace Center as your co-sponsor, you benefit from promotional or funding support and gain an ally who will stand with you in your efforts to raise awareness, share information and inspire action.

How we define co-sponsorship

The Pace Center’s definition of co-sponsorship is defined as promotional (marketing) and/or funding support between the Pace Center and the University department/center or community partner organization. The co-sponsored event, activity or project should support the University’s priority around discovering a deeper value of a Princeton education through meaningful service and civic engagement.

Co-sponsorship parameters

Co-sponsorship is offered to the Princeton campus community, as well as community partners associated with Pace Center projects or programs.

A co-sponsorship request should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event, activity or project. Requests submitted with less notice may not be possible to support. The Pace Center does not retroactively co-sponsor or fund events.

Co-sponsorship requests are made through the Pace Center’s Co-sponsorship Request Form. All requests are required to include:

  • Your name and affiliation with the University and a brief description of your mission and purpose 
  • A description of the co-sponsorship event, activity, or project, including how it aligned with service and civic engagement.
  • If funding support is requested, you are asked to provide specific information, including the amount requested, a  University chartstring, and a budget narrative that provides a rough breakdown of costs, specifically denoting what the Pace Center funds will cover.
  • If promotional support is requested, you are asked to be specific in your request.

Funding support

An annual pool of funding is allocated to co-sponsorships, with most awards granted in the range of $250 - $500. Examples of  co-sponsorship  requests that we have funded in the past include a contribution to food, honoraria, registration fees and marketing materials. 

Community partner organizations are not eligible for co-sponsorship funding.

Co-sponsorship funds from the Pace Center may not be used for prizes, gifts, travel, alcohol, donations, deposits and/or advanced payments.

Promotional support

Requests for co-sponsorship in the form of promotional support are accepted from University campus departments and centers, and Pace Center community partners.

Promotional co-sponsorship is offered in the form of sharing information on Pace Center social media, the Pace Center website and the Pace Center’s new weekly e-newsletter.

When promotional co-sponsorship is granted, the Pace Center logo must appear on all printed and/or electronic materials, with files and instructions provided by the Pace Center.

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement must be recognized during the actual event, activity or project.  Examples of recognition include mention of the Pace Center by the opening speaker and/or reference to the Pace Center on any banners, signs, or other publicly posted or printed marketing materials.

Request process 

  1. Submit the Co-sponsorship Request Form.
  2. Co-sponsorship requests are reviewed by staff on a rolling basis.
  3. As needed, the Pace Center may be in touch to request a short meeting to clarify any aspects of the co-sponsorship.
  4. Final decisions are made by relevant Pace Center staff.

Questions should be directed to Elsie Sheidler, Senior Associate Director, [email protected]