Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement promotes engagement of students, faculty and staff in the creation of relationships with schools, for-profits, non-profits and governmental organizations leading to direct volunteerism, service-learning, and responsible citizenship through electoral participation.

The Civic Engagement Graduate Intern, Jessica Fincham, coordinates events and projects for students to become more aware of the need for volunteerism and service within Seneca County.

Civic Engagement Events:

Berg Service Challenge

Semester Long
Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends are encouraged to make a commitment to service by dedicating ten hours of their semester to volunteer for a specific organization. Upon committing, a pin is given to each individual as a reflection of their service through Heidelberg. Each volunteer is asked to wear this pin during their service to recognize their connection to Heidelberg University. It also serves as a keepsake of an enriching experience that many of our friends have held together.

Martin Luther King Jr. Service DaysMLK Presidential Award

January 21st and 22nd, 2013

On Monday, students, faculty, and staff serve the community to honor the life and teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Later that evening, the community of Tiffin celebrates with a dinner and program and presents the Peace-Maker Award. The following Tuesday Heidelberg holds a Celebration of Service to recognize service-driven members of the Heidelberg Community including the presentation of the Presidential Drum-Major for Service Awards to an outstanding group and individual who commit to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteerism.

Alternative Spring Break

March 2nd - 17th, 2013

In 2013, students will give a portion of their spring break to build houses for families in need in Chicago, Biloxi, and more. These 5 trips are student-coordinated and will take one week of your spring break and make for a tremendous impact through charity and provide urban and rural experiences while providing a learning model for servant leaders.

For more information on Civic Engagement at Heidelberg University please contact:

Office: Campus Center 308
Telephone: (419)-448-2271

If planning your own community service event, please see these service learning reflection resources:

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