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Community Engagement Scholars Program:


  1. Regular meetings with Scholars Program advisors.

  2. As part of the application provess, you'll attend a Workshop for New Scholars.

  3. 400 community engagement hours.
    Perform 400 hours of community engagement addressing social issues and community needs throughout your undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota. Community engagement includes direct, indirect, research, and advocacy experiences. More about hours.

  4. 6 reflections on community engagement experiences.
    Complete a total of six Reflections throughout fulfilling the 400 Community Engagement hour requirement. Scholars Program advisors are available to discuss the variety of ways that you can approach completing this requirement. Options include: written reflections, group reflection sessions (RAP sessions), creative projects, and presentations.

  5. 8 credits of service-learning course work.
    Choose from a variety of designated service-learning courses or explore alternatives to designated courses.

  6. Integrative Community Engagement Project (ICEP) and seminar (ID 3901).
    Choose a project to be completed for a community organization. This project should be based on your academic interests and done in response to a community-identified need. The process of planning for and completing the ICEP requires you to attend an ICEP Planning Workshop, register for and complete ID 3901, and meet periodically with your ICEP Advisory Team. Learn more and browse sample ICEP descriptions here.