Civic Engagement Certificate Program

The Civic Engagement Certificate Program honors students who have participated in a significant number of service-learning courses throughout their collegiate career and have distinguished themselves by demonstrating an outstanding level of commitment to civic leadership and social responsibility.

Civic Engagement Students Must Meet/Complete:

  • All requirements for graduation with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 4 ACT-sponsored service-learning or community-based research courses
    • 12 credit hours
  • Portfolio of assignments and final reflections completed in service-learning courses
  • One service-learning capstone project:
    • Public Service Research Program course or independent study to complete community-based research project
      • Requirements: field work, written report, and action plan
    • Long-term International Service-Learning experience, at least 3 credit-hours and 6-8 weeks in length
      • At least 3 credit hours & 6-8 weeks in length
      • Requirements: Final reflection paper
    • Other, must be approved by Director of Civic Engagement
    • Consult with your major advisor and ACT on ways the service-learning capstone project may be integrated into major-required the capstone

How to Apply

  • Complete the CECP Application (DOC) the semester before you plan to graduate, and send it to Dr. Brian MacHarg, Director of Civic Engagement
  • Turn in a service-learning portfolio prior to Fall/Spring Break of your final semester. Portfolios will be reviewed by a team of faculty, staff, students, and community partners
  • Important Deadlines
    • December Graduation: November 23rd
    • May/August Graduation: April 22nd

Civic Engagement Students will receive:

  • Certificate at end of year ceremony
  • Designated stole at commencement
  • Note on academic transcripts