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Days of Service

The Office of Community Engagement welcomes participation of students, community members, faculty, and staff in all of these annual community engagement events. You can participate by volunteering to be on the planning committee, offering to act as a group leader (helping to organize pre-service training and reflection activities), or attending/participating in the event. Please contact us for more information on how to get involved!


Gateway and Stellar Day of Service

Students in our Gateway and Stellar projects spend a week planning and implementing service projects in August.

Fall Semester

Fall Semester Day of Service

Each year, the Office of Community Engagement hosts a Day of Service in September. The goal of the event is to introduce students to volunteer opportunities and agencies in the community and to provide needed services for those agencies. The day includes pre-service training, a hands-on service opportunity, reflection, and snacks.

Past projects have included painting the floor of the Morris Theatre, cleaning trash and weeding the pocket garden in downtown Morris, river clean up along the Pomme De Terre river, and playing bingo at Grandview nursing home. There were approximately 60 individuals who participated in the projects.

Trick or Can

Each Halloween, the Office of Community Engagement sponsors an event designed to raise money and food/toiletries for the Stevens County Food Shelf.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Days of Service

Volunteers learn about and help preserve the local prairie habitat.

Spring Semester

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

In collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs, the Office of Residential Life, and Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events, the Office of Community Engagement provides a day of diversity training, programming, and service designed to honor Martin Luther King’s life and legacy.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service