The community service movement at Allegheny is driven by student leaders and strives to meet real needs in our community. Civic Engagement works with student leaders, community agencies, and other College departments to plan meaningful projects, promote student involvement that makes a difference in our community, and encourage student leadership, reflection, and learning.
Through partnerships with local agencies, Civic Engagement sponsors diverse programs based on student interests and motivation. Students can participate in one-time service projects such as Make a Difference Day, week-long service experiences during Spring Break, or on-going service opportunities in our local community.
More than 80 student service leaders are trained each year to lead on-going service with our agency partners in the Meadville community. These students organize and facilitate programs at their site, and recruit, orient, and train other Allegheny volunteers. Peer-to-peer recruitment and student leadership are two unique aspects of the service movement at Allegheny College.