Engage with Huntingdon's lively community through Public Service and Civic Engagement.


9-11 Day of Service photo

Colorful butterfly ornaments were placed on the quad in observance of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, each one representing a life lost on that tragic day. The day opened with a brief service, after which students designed posters and wrote notes of encouragement for members of the wider Huntingdon community.

How Can I Engage? 

  1. Community Engaged Learning & Research: Connecting coursework and academic research to community-identified concerns to enrich knowledge and inform action on social issues.
  2. Direct Service: Working to address the immediate needs of individuals or a community, often involving contact with the people or places being served.
  3. Policy & Governance: Participating in political processes, policymaking, and public governance.
  4. Community Organization & Activism: Involving, educating, and mobilizing individual or collective action to influence or persuade others.
  5. Philanthropy: Donating or using private funds or charitable contributions from individuals or institutions to contribute to the public good.
  6. Social Entrepeneurship & Corporate Social Responsibility: Using ethical business or private sector approaches to create or expand market-oriented responses to social or environmental problems. Learn more about the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement.

We also encourage you to stop by the Office of Community Engagement, located of the second floor of Founders Hall.

Community Engagement Honor Notation

Are you an active participant in volunteer activities and/or the Community Engaged Learning program at Juniata College? If so, you may be eligible for the Community Engagement Honor Notation!

If you have logged 120 hours of Community Engagement over four years, or 15 hours per semester, you are qualified to have “Exemplary Community Engagement” noted on your transcript upon your graduation from the College. The Community Engagement Honor Notation represents a longterm commitment to civic engagement exceeding the semester-long graduation requirement of 15 hours. If you are wondering if what you are logging counts as Community Engagement: Does it fit into one or more of the 6 Stanford Pathways (see “How Can I Engage” above), is the work you did in the public/community interest, and was it unpaid? If all three of these criteria are met, you may log these hours.

Log Volunteer and Community-Engaged Learning Hours

Steps A Student Must Take:

  1. Fill out the  Community Engagement Honor Notation Worksheet.
  2. Contact studcommserv@juniata.edu and we will verify and share the hours you have logged in our system. See the blue box at the top left of this page to log Community Engagement hours.
  3. Print and attach your Worksheet and official log of hours once you receive them from the Community Engagement Office.
  4. Contact studcommserv@juniata.edu to obtain a signature from the Director of Community Engaged Learning on your Worksheet.
  5. Take the Worksheet and attached log to the Registrar for processing.