Student Life - Service and Community Engagement

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Service and Community Engagement

The Honors College encourages all students to reach out and impact the community through volunteer and service work.  Whether on or off campus, the Honors College strives to make a meaningful impact year-round in the community. 

Each new academic year kicks off with Honors College Service Day to introduce freshmen to the community and acquaint them with upperclassmen and faculty members.  This also exposes students to a variety of volunteer sites and instills in them the spirit of service.  In 2014, Honors freshmen as well as student and faculty leaders volunteered at nine local nonprofits across Pitt County: NCPacks4Patriots, Golden Living Center, Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, GO-Science, Hope Lodge, Food Bank of Eastern NC, Habitat for Humanity, Greenville Harvest, and Pitt County Arts Council

The Honors Ambassadors are also dedicated to service and social programming throughout the various committees.  Through the efforts, the Ambassadors plan and mobilize volunteer events for which Honors students have expressed interest.

Many Honors students often take the initiative to continue volunteering on their own throughout their college years.  Information about sites, volunteer coordinators, and ongoing reflection opportunities can be found on the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center site.  Additionally, Honors College students have participated in philanthropy and impact projects through the first and third-year colloquia.  These efforts have served countless organizations which include the Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina, Campus Kitchen, the Center for Family Violence Prevention, Drew Steele Center, ENC Stop Human Trafficking, Greenville Community Shelter, Grimesland Sunday Clinic, Operation Re-Entry, and many more.  

We encourage our students to continue these partnerships through volunteering opportunities throughout the year.  The Honors College also hosts several volunteer events throughout the year, which can always be found on our Calendar of Events.

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