Civically Engaged Scholars

Civically Engaged Scholars is a degree distinction seeking program, designed to encourage students to get involved with their local community members through a critically conscious lens. Students get the chance to learn in the classroom the importance of getting involved and then have opportunity to practice what they learned with one of our many local community partners.

Program Requirements

  • Complete 300 Hours of Engagment
  • Attend and Present at Spring Showcase
  • Attend the Civic Leadership Conference
  • Graduate with a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)

Why Join?

  • Special Distinction for transcript
  • Designation at Graduation with blue honors cord
  • Front row placement during commencement
  • A letter from the President for graduating with CES
  • E-Portfolio with Civic Engagement material

Upcoming Events

Fri. November 17th and Sat. November 18th, 2022 | 8:00am- 4:00pm

Civic Leadership Conference

The Civic Leadership Conference is focused on exploring different pathways of civic leadership and engagement to gain an understanding of varying effective approaches to community change.

Fri. April 21st, 2023 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Spring Showcase

The Spring Showcase, hosted by the Thayne Center for Student Life, Leadership and Community Engagement is a chance for Civically Engaged Scholars to highlight the work they have done while being part of the program.


Our Team

Dean Stewart Profile

Dean Stewart

Anatoa Vakapuna Profile

Anatoa Vakapuna

Steven Ruelas Profile

Steven Ruelas

Christina Souknarong Profile

Christina Souknarong

Program Coordinator
Austin Tang Profile

Austin Tang

Lola Moli Profile

Lola Moli