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Why Should I Get Engaged in the Community?

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Mohandas Gandhi

You may have to volunteer, be engaged with the democratic process, or do community research for a community engaged learning (CEL) course or maybe you are interested in making a difference in your community. Here are a few opportunities that community engagement may provide for you:

  • Community engagement sets you apart from others on applications and resumes. Your tracked hours may be submitted to future employers, scholarship applications, to current professors, and as part of a graduate school application.
  • Gain access to retreats and training activities related to community engagement.
  • The CCEL can help you learn about scholarship opportunities related to community engagement.
  • Develop leadership skills in the Community Engaged Leaders Program or in the Community Engaged Living Learning Community.
Community Engaged Leaders: Alternative Spring Break Community Engaged Leaders: Habitat for Humanity Community Engaged Leaders: YMCA After School Program Community Engaged Leaders: Special Olympics Winter Games