Community Outreach Signature Program

Community Outreach Signature Program

Do you enjoy serving the community? Are you looking for ways to be more intentional and involved in the university’s mission, vision and values? With your supervisor’s approval, Employee Leadership, Learning and Engagement can help! 

What is it?

This year-long program equips employees to build new relationships, gain an understanding of our community’s needs, and share their talents or interests with others. The signature program begins with a 30-minute introductory consult with Melissa Cox, Learning & Onboarding Specialist.  After the introductory consult, it is the employee's responsibility to self-monitor and complete all the milestones within the established timeline.

Who should join?

If you are someone who already finds yourself giving back to your community or would like to do more, this signature program is right for you. It is encouraged, but not required, that you invite a colleague to apply as well so you can help one another meet your desired level of achievement.

What are the program requirements?

Choose from one of three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, when completing this signature program. Click the tabs below to learn more about the requirements for each one!


Requirements: Those who wish to achieve Level One should complete a minimum of 6 hours of engagement, including the following:

  • Attend one 30-minute meeting with Melissa Cox to explain the program and help you chart your path (this can be completed in-person, online or over the phone)
  • Complete 6 (or more) hours of community service in one day or over the course of multiple days. May use your Community Service Leave, but not required. 
  • Write one reflection journal entry after each community service opportunity.
  • Update program consultant, Melissa Cox (in-person, online or over the phone) on progress at halfway point.
  • Serve on one university committee OR attend one university-sponsored event with the intention to meet at least 2 colleagues/community members you don't already know.
  • Submit a written final reflection at the end of the 12 months or schedule an appointment (online or in person) with program consultant, Melissa Cox, to discuss outcome. 

Get started by filling out the application!

Apply Today!

 

Requirements: Those who wish to achieve Level Two should complete a minimum of 12 hours of engagement, including the following:

  • Attend one 30-minute meeting with Melissa cox to explain the program and help you chart your path (this can be completed in-person, online or over the phone)
  • Complete 12 (or more) hours of community service in one day or over the course of multiple days. May use your Community Service Leave, but not required. 
  • Write one reflection journal entry after each community service opportunity.
  • Update program consultant, Melissa Cox (in-person, online or over the phone) on progress at halfway point.
  • Serve on two university committees OR attend two university-sponsored events with the intention to meet at least 4 colleagues/community members you don't already know. 
  • Submit a written final reflection at the end of the 12 months or schedule an appointment (online or in person) with program consultant, Melissa Cox, to discuss outcome. 

Get started by filling out the application!

Apply Today!

 

Requirements: Those who wish to achieve Level Three should complete a minimum of 18 hours of engagement, including the following:

  • Attend one 30-minute meeting with Melissa Cox, Engagement & Learning Specialist, to explain the program and help you chart your path (this can be completed in-person or over the phone)
  • Complete 18 (or more) hours of community service in one day or over the course of multiple days. May use your Community Service Leave, but not required. 
  • Write one reflection journal entry after each community service opportunity.
  • Update program consultant, Melissa Cox (in-person, online or over the phone) on progress at halfway point.
  • Serve on two university committees OR attend two university-sponsored events with the intention to meet at least 6 colleagues/community members you don't already know.
  • Submit a written final reflection at the end of the 12 months or schedule an appointment (online or in person) with program consultant, Melissa Cox, to discuss what you gained from the program.

Get started by filling out the application!

Apply Today!