The FAHSS Creative Community Competition (CCC) is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS), Glenn Morgan '86, FAHSS, and The Rist DifferenceMaker® Institute. To learn more, follow these links:

The Competition

The Creative Community Competition (CCC) seeks to motivate and guide students toward the improvement of their community in a measurable, actionable, and continuable manner. The competition will encourage creativity and promote serviceable thinking – from concept to delivery – required to plan and launch a potential program, product or service. The proposed concepts will seek to make the world a better place; starting with our local community.


  • The FAHSS CCC shall be open to all University students (graduate or undergraduate).
  • Each team must be led by a student from FAHSS and FAHSS students must take the leading role in developing, presenting and implementing the project.
  • Students are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams, meaning students from different majors shall work together as a team in developing the submission.

More Information

Application and Executive Summary

  • After you have created a team, log back into the Idea Platform and apply to the FAHSS CCC.
  • Once your application is approved, you can then submit your executive summary via the Idea Platform.
  • Questions? Please contact Wael Kamal, Assistant Dean, FAHSS by email:


  • 1st place team $2,500
  • 2nd place team $1,500
  • 3rd place team $1,000

Important Dates

  • September 15: Registration Opens
  • Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Workshop (please note that this is mandatory and at least one representative from each prospective team must attend)
  • Nov. 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Improvathon (please note that this is mandatory and at least one representative from each prospective team must attend)
  • Dec. 22 at 5 p.m.: Executive Summary Due
  • Jan. 27, 4:30 - 8 p.m.: Final Competition Day

Awards and Final Event

  • Student finalists will present their business or non-profit enterprise plan to a judging committee.
  • The winners and awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event.


For more information contact the FAHSS Assistant Dean, Wael Kamal by email: