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"Civic engagement means fulfilling your role as a citizen in community/society - having a voice, talking to your Congressman, not being afraid to address issues in your community, trying to make life better for everyone in your community - and outside your community."

(Frasier, 2013)


Civic. It's what we do. 

Alternative Summer Break

Alternative Summer Break

We are excited to announce our inaugural summer break service trip this June! We can't wait to travel back to Guatemala to work with As Green As It Gets for the third time! For more information about the trip, please click here.

Where: Various cities throughout Guatemala!

When: June 16-July 1, 2014

Who: 13 students and 2 staff leaders 

**Applications for Alternative Summer Break Guatemala are now closed! For more information, click here to visit our Alternative Break Program page.**


Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

This spring term, 10 students traveled to San Francisco to work in Early Childhood Education. The group partnered with Early Head Start, Head Start and Boys and Girls Club to engage in hands-on, direct service to youth.

Where: Oakland & San Francisco, CA

When: March 23-29, 2014

Who: 9 students and 1 staff leader

How: Check back in April for photos of the group's work.


Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration & Campus Beautification

In partnership with SOU Landscape Services, we hosted SOU's 1st Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 9, 2014. There were presentations, live music, giveaways, and over 6000 new plants will be planted!

Over eighty students, SOU staff and faculty, and community members joined us in planting some greenery, making our campus an even more beautiful place, and celebrating Arbor Day.



Food Pantry

SOU Student Food Pantry

Available for all currently enrolled SOU students, ID required.

Visit the Food Pantry website to learn more.

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