Now in its 11th year, the Civic Engagement Scholars program, hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL), promotes and recognizes meaningful student involvement in the community.
Scholars complete at least 25 civic engagement hours in their choice of direct service, advocacy, philanthropy, political involvement, and more over the course of the academic year. They also participate in approximately one educational program per month to enhance their understanding of these multiple forms of civic engagement and how they work together to create social change. All of the scholars’ requirements (hours, educational events and final reflection) can be completed remotely, and CCEL will serve as a resource to students in locating activities that satisfy the program components.
Upon successful completion of the program, Scholars will earn a micro-credential issued by the provost’s office to recognize their commitment to community. Both undergraduate and graduate students of all years and majors are eligible to become Civic Engagement Scholars, and many students elect to participate in the program multiple years.