University Honors Program

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Civic Engagement and Community Service:

An important function of a public university is to facilitate the development of engaged citizens.  Therefore, one of the hallmarks of the University Honors Program is the manner in which it emphasizes civic engagement, volunteer service, and leadership. Through partnerships with various campus organizations, including Associated Students, Inc. and Student Community Services, the Honors Program promotes active student participation in service projects and community events.  Students volunteer their time, share their knowledge and expertise, and develop important leadership skills while engaging in unique service-learning Honors courses, and co-curricular "theory-to-practice" experiences.

Student Perspectives:

"Our focus is not only giving back but truly reaching out to different areas in the San Luis Obispo community."

- Courtney Cape

Recent Honors Service Activities:

  • GRID Alternatives
  • Facilities Management & Development
  • Heart Walk, Avila Beach
  • Friends of 40 Prado Day Center
  • Dance Marathon - Children Miracle Network
  • Restorative Partners
  • Heart Project - Jack's Helping Hand
  • Garden House, Morro Bay
  • Rise
  • Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo
  • City to Sea Marathon
  • Women's Shelter of San Luis Obispo


For more information about available community service opportunities, please visit the Student Community Services


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