Engaged Service Scholars Program


Engaged Service Scholars Program (ESSP)

Seeking more ways to incorporate service and civic engagement into your life? The Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service is pleased to announce the Engaged Service Scholars Program, launching Spring 2017.

The Engaged Service Scholars Program provides students opportunities to expand upon the role of service in their lives through mentorships, skill-based training, leadership development and service-learning projects. Students are encouraged to look beyond volunteerism and reflect on how civic engagement and involvement with student organizations qualify as service. The program strives to enrich service experiences through reflection and recognition, while encouraging students to continue their engagement in public service post graduation.

Service can be categorized by direct service (i.e. volunteerism), civic engagement (i.e. protests, advocation), and organizational service (i.e. leadership roles and service through campus organizations). By completion of the program, students will have completed approximately 200 hours of public service.

The service mindset of the program challenges students to explore and discover new ways in which they can apply service to their academic and postgraduate career by fostering civic engagement between the university, its students and its community, and by cultivating involvement and relationships at a local and global level. By enriching the service-learning experience, students will visibly see their attributions as meaningful work and learn how to continue to grow as effective servant leaders.

Students with a passion for civic engagement and public service are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming information sessions listed below or fill out this form for updates on getting involved.

Information Sessions

Four information sessions will be held in Talley Student Union to introduce the new program:

Wednesday, November 9:essp-billboard-project 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 3223

Thursday, November 10: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 3221

Monday, November 14: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in Room 3221

Tuesday, November 15: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 3221

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian Mathis by email at bjmathis@ncsu.edu or John Taylor Willis, the student coordinator of ESSP, by email at jtwill16@ncsu.edu.