Drake University is a proud member of Iowa Campus Compact (IACC). IACC is a statewide association of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education by educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities. This is accomplished by integrating community service, service-learning and community engagement opportunities into student's academic and co-curricular activities.
The Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program (ICAP) was created to increase levels of volunteerism among college students in Iowa as part of their academic experience, while engaging them in their local campus community. ICAP members help meet the greatest needs in their local campus community by volunteering 300 or 450 hours of service during an academic year. Upon successfully completing service, members receive a $1,131 or $1,415 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to apply towards eligible tuition or student loans. This program is in partnership with the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Boys Hope Girls Hope believes in children. They provide children with arms-around care, safe homes and environments, a first-class education, opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world, and academic, financial, and spiritual support through college, Boys Hope Girls Hope empowers children to realize the potential that is within them. Drake University was honored to receive recognition from this organization.
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization . Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The Des Moines Branch NAACP was founded in 1915. Drake University was honored to receive an award from this association
Upper Midwest Region Association of College and University Housing Officers recognizes Drake University Summer of Service Learning and Social Justice Program as a recipient of the Social Justice in Action Award. This award presented by Beth Miller and Gail Sims-Aubert at the 2012 UMR-ACUHO Conference.
The President of the United States of America recognized and congratulated Drake University for the extraordinary and exemplary community service contributions of its students, faculty, and staff in meeting critical community and national needs. This award was presented by Laysha Ward, Chair of the Board for the Corporation for Nation and Community Service and Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.