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CCR Categories


The CCR will acknowledge accomplishments that:

  • relate directly to a student’s experience while at Dalhousie University
  • encourage and support student growth and development
  • contribute to the life, atmosphere and culture of the university
  • promote new learning opportunities for students to complement their overall experience


The CCR is organized in the following five categories:

Leadership (Student-Held Positions) 

The university acknowledges the value of student leadership on campus for creating a culture of engagement and personal growth.

Student accomplishments in this category include elected, appointed or hired positions within:

  • Residence Life
  • The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) & King's Student Union
  • Student Societies (ratified by the DSU, KSU and other umbrella societies)
  • Athletics and Recreation

Campus and Community Engagement

Independent of their academic work, Dalhousie students collaborate with groups or agencies to produce desirable outcomes for the university and the larger community.

Student accomplishments in this category include:

  • Volunteer work on campus through existing Dalhousie events and initiatives (i.e. Open House, Alumni Events, Green Week etc.)
  • Community and/or group events on campus (i.e., fundraising programs such as Spread the Net and Tsunami Relief). Note: community-based accomplishments must have a formal connection to Dalhousie.
  • Peer Coaching, Mentoring or Tutoring
  • Student employment where there is ample training and responsibility.

Course-related Service Learning or Experiential Learning

Academic programs or courses can present practical or out-of-class opportunities for students to apply and deepen knowledge and skills developed through classroom instruction. These opportunities may or may not contribute to the student’s academic assessment within their program or courses.

Student accomplishments in this category include:

  • Internships, co-op and field placements or study-abroad opportunities
  • Engagement activities on or off campus that are carried out under the general supervision of the course instructor
  • Teaching Assistants, Lab Instructors, Markers, etc.

Support from course or program instructors is required for CCR recognition.

Awards and Recognition

Dalhousie recognizes the outstanding contributions made by students at the university in various ways. The CCR will acknowledge these accomplishments so long as they do not appear on the academic transcript.

Student accomplishments in this category include Dalhousie Awards for outstanding contributions, leadership or civic engagement.

Training and Development

Students have the opportunity to engage in various training and development programs throughout the academic year. These programs can help frame personal\professional goals, develop skills and create community connections.

Student accomplishments in this category include:

  • Leadership Training (i.e., Conflict Resolution, Assertiveness, Diversity, Anti-Oppression).
  • Workshops delivered by Dalhousie community members (students, staff, faculty, alumni).
  • Academic development opportunities such as participation in conferences, seminars and lecture series.