Civic Engagement Program
"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."
Civic. It's what we do.
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 OPEN! For more information or to apply, click here to visit our Alternative Break Program page.**
Alternative Spring Break
This spring term, 10 students will be traveling to San Francisco to work in Early Childhood Education. The group will partner 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: Applications are closed! Check back in April for photos of the group's work.
Arbor Day Celebration & Campus Beautification
In partnership with SOU Landscape Services, we will be hosting SOU's 1st Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 9, 2014. There will be presentations, live music, giveaways, and over 6000 new plants will be planted!
Join us in planting some greenery, making our campus an even more beautiful place, and celebrating Arbor Day.
10:00am - Noon
Arboricultural Educational Seminars, SU Diversions
Noon - 2:00
Volunteers will be planting thousands of trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants across campus.
Meet in the SU courtyard anytime between 12-2 to be assigned to a team and location.
2:00 - 4:00
Block Party at the Hawk! Live music, reduced cost meals, and prize giveaways!
SOU Student Food Pantry
Available for all currently enrolled SOU students, ID required.
Visit the Food Pantry website to learn more.