The American Democracy Project recognizes and rewards leadership in civic engagement on AASCU member campuses through four annual awards. Three of these awards—the Barbara Burch Award, the William M. Plater Award and the John Saltmarsh Award—are given to individuals who are working to advance civic learning and engagement on AASCU campuses. The fourth award, the Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award, is a campus-level honor that is part of AASCU's Excellence and Innovation Awards program.
Starting in 2017, as part of its Excellence and Innovation Awards program, AASCU has recognized one or two campuses annually with the Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award. Applications for this award will open on March 30 and are due by May 14.