Community Engagement

Clark students out in the community

Awards and Recognition

There are numerous recognition awards and programs for students that have shown leadership and commitment to community service and social change. Below are a few of the campus-wide awards and recognition programs, but individual academic departments may also have their own way of recognizing student achievement.

Fiat Lux Honor Society

Fiat Lux is a distinguished honor society for members of the senior class. Fiat Lux members are selected based on an application of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and sustained commitment to community service. Invitations to apply are sent each spring to all members of the junior class with a minimum 3.4 GPA (the required GPA for admission into Fiat Lux). Successful candidates have a strong record in all three categories. As a Fiat Lux member, individuals have to fulfill 10 hours of community service per semester, participate in one or more Fiat Lux group projects and attend monthly planning meetings. Each year Fiat Lux organizes service projects and events such as the American Red Cross Blood Drives, the Daffodil Days fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and neighborhood clean ups.

John W. Lund Community Achievement Award

Mr. John W. Lund, a friend of Clark University, made a generous donation to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc., to endow an annual Community Achievement Award for a member of the Clark University community. The goal of this award is to recognize, reward and inspire the use of the talents and skills of the Clark University community for the benefit of the greater Worcester community. All Clark University faculty, staff and students who are currently enrolled or employed at the University are eligible for this award. Nomination forms are made available each spring through the office of the Vice-President for Government & Community Affairs. Most recently, Clark University President David Angel presented the 2014 John W. Lund Community Achievement Award to geographer Deborah Martin and doctoral student Heather Mangione.


Clark University has been recognized for it's commitment to community engagement by being named a Carnegie Community Engaged campus.


Clark University has been honored with being part of the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  It is the highest federal recognition an institution of higher education can receive for its community service work.