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In their junior year, all Honors College students are required to design and complete a 1-credit civic learning project.  Students should begin to develop and make the necessary contacts for their junior projects in the spring semester before their first semester as juniors. 

Successful projects provide many benefits for our students and for the community.  Students have the opportunity to share, develop, and learn by connecting knowledge and action.  We are often told that knowledge is power; however, the truth of that statement is something garnered from one's own experiences.  Civic-Learning helps Honors College students to reaffirm and clarify their career goals, develop attractive undergraduate portfolios for graduate school or a profession.  

Honors College students enhance their self esteem through genuine accomplishment, and learn valuable skills in collaboration and project management.   

As you develop your civic learning project, you will want to consult the following resources:

The Basic Requirements

How to Get Started (a power-point tutorial with guidelines and tips prepared by Honors College students who have successfully developed their civic learning projects)

List of Local Organizations that Honors College Students Recommend

Research-Oriented Civic-learning Experiences

Service Learning and Study Abroad  in South Africa 

Other Resources (Career Management Center)