The Office of Community Service offers a number of opportunities throughout the year to engage students in local community service. Activities include publishing a directory of local nonprofits, alerting the community to specific nonprofit requests for service and working with faculty to develop service learning courses and projects. The office also organizes special service events including the Bobcat Community Builders, Fall Service Series and an end-of-the-year food drive.
The Office of Community Service offers alternative break programs that engage students in community service during spring break in a variety of national locales. Students also may work with a local nonprofit or elementary school through the University’s work-study employment program.
Many student clubs and organizations perform service including Community Action Project, Habitat for Humanity and Alpha Phi Omega. Students interested in regular, ongoing community service opportunities are highly encouraged to join a student organization to complement the activities offered by the office.