Engaged Service Scholars Program


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.

Additional Information

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.

Past Events

Advocacy and Influencing Policy

Date: April 20, 2017

Time: 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Location: Woodward Student Involvement Center, Talley Student Union

Join us for a two-part interactive program with a moderated interactive panel and small group discussion with advocates sharing the ins and outs of how to connect, meet, and influence policy makers and legislators at the local, state, and national levels of government. Light refreshments will be served. Priority admittance goes to Engaged Service Scholars, but others are encouraged to attend.