You are required to apply your management skills and knowledge as a community volunteer. Learn how.
Whitman aspires to be a preeminent and inclusive school of management that prepares students for professional success, engaged citizenship and lifelong learning. We believe that active citizens are formed by giving back to the communities of the world, as well as the Syracuse campus and outlying neighborhoods.
While community engagement is a required component of your Whitman degree, we encourage you to explore opportunities that you feel both passionate about and connected to.
This resource is for you to connect with various opportunities within Whitman, on the University campus and in the greater Syracuse community.
Guidelines for Community Engagement
- Non-profit organization
- Preferably in the Syracuse community but elsewhere with advisor authorization
- 50 hours at up to two locations
- Can take WRT 105/205 with the service learning component
- Public service and community participation (e.g., homeless services, environmental protection advocacy, service work with religious organizations, partisan political activities, government boards and commissions)
Campus-Based Community Engagement
Examples of campus-based community engagement:
- Balancing the Books
- Beta Gamma Sigma
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Orange Seeds
- Hendricks Chapel
Syeisha Byrd, director of community engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Catholic Center
- The Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs
- The Mary Ann Shaw Center in the Schine Student Center
Community-Based Community Engagement
Examples of community-based engagement:
- The American Red Cross
- The Ronald McDonald House
- The Samaritan Center
- The Rescue Mission
- The VA Hospital
- Meals on Wheels
Whitman-Based Community Engagement
Students may only select one of the following to count for half of the Whitman community engagement requirement:
Rachel DuBois, director of undergraduate recruitment (email@example.com)
Peer Mentor/Goodman IMPRESS Mentor*
Kari Morrow, IMPRESS program manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Two fall semesters as a peer mentor or one semester as a peer mentor and an entire academic year as a Goodman IMPRESS mentor are required to count for half of the Whitman community engagement requirement.