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Civic Engagement & Student Leadership Programs

Civic Engagement & Student Leadership Programs

Students at Alfred State bring their learning to life through community involvement, both in the classroom and through clubs/organizations. Whatever your interest and passion, there are opportunities to get involved through volunteering, advocacy, political involvement, and community outreach. There is no lack of opportunities to impact your community in a positive way.

The Center for Civic Engagement is a resource center for anyone wishing to invest in your community and make a positive difference. It is located within the Student Leadership Center - a building dedicated to promoting civic engagement/leadership opportunities and inspiring involvement. Immediately adjacent to the center are Leadership Suites - spaces that house the most community minded student organizations promoting an incredible diversity of opportunities to plug into volunteer and civic activities. The commitment to civic engagement is deeply embedded in our unique approach to education through project-based learning experiences. By combining real-world learning situations with civic engagement opportunities, Alfred State students make significant contributions to communities around the world and are frequently among the first to lend their skills and knowledge to those in need, including communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy and Haitian communities recovering from the 2010 earthquake. Last year, Alfred State students contributed nearly 85,000 hours of service, civic leadership, and workforce-ready knowledge to communities in need. Join others in being part of the solution to community challenges both locally and around the world.