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.
This can include:
- Student organization involvement*
This should not include:
- Hours spent on fundraising specifically for the organization
- Hours spent recruiting members for the organization
- Hours spent on meetings related to club operations and business
- Donating funds
- Political lobbying
- Religious instruction
- Conducting worship, or service only to family members.
This definition, and these examples, align with the eligibility requirements of the President's Volunteer Service Award.
* If using student organization involvement as a way to fulfill community service, the following activities would not count: hours spent on fundraising specifically for the organization, recruiting members for the organization, or on meetings related to club operations and business, donating funds, political lobbying, religious instruction or conducting worship, or service only to family members. This definition, and these examples, align with the eligibility requirements of the President's Volunteer Service Award.
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Looking to connect with our community partners, find volunteer opportunities, or log your completed hours?
Visit service.uic.edu for that and so much more.
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Service Roundtables and Service-Focused Student Organizations
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We use the Active Citizen Continuum to help students make meaning of, and transition through, their service and community engagement.