Grounded in community values and priorities, and mindful of privilege, service is the conscious act of working toward the equity of society and the welfare of others. Student Leadership and Civic Engagement provides a variety of programs and service opportunities with community partners in the many neighborhoods of Chicago, supporting students to become lifelong active citizens.

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement defines community service for students as the process of engaging in volunteer activities without pay to help give back to their community. Students receive some benefit by learning more about how their service makes a difference in the lives of the service recipients and its impact in the community. (Furco, 1996).
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COVID-19 Service Opportunities

UIC aspires to be an inclusive, respectful and healthy environment for all members of our community. Treating each other with dignity, compassion, and respect remains one of our core values. Although the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement team is working remotely, there are still ways for all of us to get involved, volunteer, and make an impact during COVID-19.

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement has created a list of specific service needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourages you to review the opportunities listed there and participate in whichever options seem best for you at this time. This list is updated regularly. Please click the link below. 

COVID-19 Service

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Active Citizen Continuum

We use the Active Citizen Continuum to help students make meaning of, and transition through, their service and community engagement.

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