The UM Civic Scholars Program encourages students to become engaged citizens and to cultivate their capacity to create positive social change in their communities. Students interested in civic and community engagement, volunteer service, and leadership development have the opportunity to participate in the program and be designated UM Civic Scholars.
The University of Miami encourages civic engagement and community-based learning through a variety of courses, research projects, and co-curricular programs. Academically, community-based courses and research opportunities are available each semester, in addition to internships with local community organizations.
Students also may engage in co-curricular service activities through more than 40 service-based student organizations and volunteer service projects. Through these efforts, we can leverage the resources of the University to address pressing needs in our local, national, and global communities.
The UM Civic Scholars Program affords students the opportunity to develop civic leadership skills and translate their academic interests into real-world problem-solving skills. This program is offered through the Office of Civic and Community Engagement and the William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development at the University of Miami. Students completing the program will receive:
Learning and Leadership Immersion
First Year U
Engaged Community Immersion Experiences
UM Alternative Break
UM International Outreach
Study Abroad Experience with Service Focus
|Leadership Development Opportunities
Women’s Leadership Symposium
Diversity Leadership Retreat
IMPACT Leadership Retreat
ACC Leadership Symposium
Clinton Global Initiative University Conference Attendee