Acknowledging and Branding Your Engaged Cornell Funding and Activity
Please alert Aaron Goldweber, Office of Engagement Initiatives communications director, if community-engaged research or activities result in media appearances or noteworthy publication so that we can help publicize your work.
When you and your colleagues have received Engaged Cornell funding from the Office of Engagement Initiatives, please acknowledge the support in published materials, news stories/quotes, posters, and talks that are related to the funded project. Below are some options:
Ex: “This Engaged Cornell work was supported in part by an Engaged Curriculum Grant.”
Ex: “An Engaged Opportunity Grant from the Office of Engagement Initiatives funded this community-engaged project.”
Note: Please don’t say that the project was “supported by Engaged Cornell” or that “we got a grant from Engaged Cornell.” This is because Engaged Cornell isn’t a thing — it’s more like an idea, an action. Read more about that here.
Please consider adding our general weblink (engaged.cornell.edu) to your acknowledgements and webpages (e.g., profile page, lab page).
In Conversation or When Speaking to a Group
We’re excited to have you spread the word about your Engaged Cornell funding and your community-engaged work. As noted above, our preference is that you mention the specific grant type (e.g., Undergraduate Engaged Research Grant) you’ve received.
Ex: “The Office of Engagement Initiatives is supporting our Engaged Cornell work with an Undergraduate Engaged Research Grant.”
Ex: “Our community-engagement work is funded with an Undergraduate Engaged Research Grant.”
If you’ve received event support funding directly from OEI (not via a grant), please list the “Office of Engagement Initiatives” as the cosponsor. You can also consider this an “Engaged Cornell” event and use a logo if useful.
Please consider using Engaged Cornell identity graphics on posters, webpages, PowerPoints, etc.
We recommend that you consult with your department/unit communications experts on the interpretation and application of the guidelines of the logos.