Civic Engagement Certificate Program

If you are a student who has participated in a significant number of service-learning courses throughout your collegiate career and have distinguished yourself by demonstrating an outstanding level of commitment to civic leadership and social responsibility then the Civic Engagement Certificate Program is tailored for you. 

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: January 15
    • May/August Graduation: September 15

 Civic Engagement Students will receive:

  • certificate at end of year ceremoney
  • designated stole at commencement
  • note on academic transcripts