Activate: Social Justice Service Learning
Activate is a collaboration between the five social justice centers (Campus Interfaith Resources, Disability Support Resources, Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs) and the Community Service Learning Center. The program prepares students for service learning on campus and in the community and helps connect them with opportunities for engagement.
Use your skills and talents to support the one of the social justice centers. Examples include the following:
- Support a social justice center program by distributing flyers or assisting with set-up and tear-down
- Transport items donated for a social justice center drive from drop-off sites in Grand Rapids or between Allendale and Grand Rapids Campuses
- Sort donations to Replenish, a food resource for students
Represent one of the social justice centers around campus. Examples include the following:
- Write a guest blog post for GVSU Feminist Voices
- Make a year-long commitment to be an ambassador with Campus Interfaith Resources, Center for Women and Gender Equity, or Office of Multicultural Affairs
Engage with the community through service learning opportunities. Examples include the following:
- Participate in a Day of Service—a day-long service project that allows you to engage with one of our many community partners on a short-term basis. Transportation provided.
- Sign up for one-time community engagement opportunities. The Activate Blackboard site is updated regularly with opportunities throughout the academic year.
How do I get involved?
- Complete the online registration
- Complete online training in Blackboard (access instructions emailed following registration)
- Sign up for opportunities through Blackboard (access after online training, first come, first served basis)
- Agency placements may be available on a limited bases. Students interested in an agency placement must attend an additional one-on-one meeting (after completing the online training) with a center representative to discuss interests, qualifications, and potential opportunities.