Pioneer Cup is a friendly (but fierce) competition between the college’s residence halls for leadership in civic engagement, sustainability, and wellness. Throughout the year, residents earn points for their halls by participating in a wide variety of activities, programs, and events related to the competition themes. For example, residents can earn points for participating in a community service event, donating blood, or participating in intramural sports. In addition, residence halls have the opportunity to earn points for environmentally responsible behaviors such as recycling and conserving energy.
A series of awesome prizes are awarded regularly over the course of the competition. Residents receive a chance to win these prizes for each Pioneer Cup activity or event in which they participate. At the end of the year, the winning residence hall will receive funding towards the purchase of a hall amenity (e.g., pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, water bottle fill stations) selected by its Hall Council.
The Pioneer Cup is a joint-program of the Center for Civic Engagement, Health & Wellness Services, and Residential Life. It is managed by a Steering Committee with representatives from these and other departments on campus. The current members of the Steering Committee are:
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