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 in the QUEST Office, 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 un-paid 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.
Steps A Student Must Take:
- Fill out the Community Engagement Honor Notation Worksheet.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Print and attach your Worksheet and official log of hours once you receive them from the Community Engagement Office.
- Contact email@example.com to obtain a signature from the Director of Community Engaged Learning on your Worksheet.
- Take the Worksheet and attached log to the Registrar for processing.