The Civic for Civic Engagement offers students the opportunity to continue their community engagement work outside of the classroom through Civic Engagement Housing. This housing offers opportunities for students to integrate civic responsibility into their residential life. The goal of the program is for students to work in teams with community partners to maintain existing campus community programs that will enhance the citizenship of students and meet specific needs in the community. Communities are theme-based and will incorporate existing programs and partnerships.
Please note that the housing available are within four-person suites located in Hulett Hall and are a year long commitment. If you are planning on going abroad in either the fall or spring semester, you should not apply or find an alternate student to apply with you.
Civic Engagement Housing Application along with any required documents should be submitted online by Monday, March 2nd, 12noon.
Required Application Documents:
Faculty/Staff Recommendation: Recommendation Form From a SLU faculty or staff member who can speak to your maturity, leadership potential and commitment.
Local Community Agency Recommendation: Recommendation Form From a local (Canton and surrounding area) community member who you have worked closely with who can speak to your maturity, leadership potential and commitment to community issues. A recommendation may also be accepted from a community member within a student's hometown.
Unofficial Transcript: this is available on APR.
Civic Engagement Vision Statement: a brief essay (250 words) that describes your Civic Engagement Vision. Your statement should speak to the population you are interested in working with and how you would enhance the current programming. Please be sure to provide specific examples and describe how you will implement such ideas. Also, speak to how you will balance your academic and personal commitments to fulfill 20 service hours, three reflection meetings as well as two CCE sponsored events (such as Shawna's Walk for Wishes and Kick It For A Cause) which is required as part of the housing commitment.
Interviews will be conducted the week of March 2-6
Decisions will be made and announced by Monday, March 9
For more information, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement or x5095.