Give back to your community. Learn how to create positive change. Understand your role in a global society.
The Community & Civic Engagement certificate will help students become active citizens working toward positive social change in our ever-changing world. Through various educational opportunities, students will develop a strong foundation of knowledge that will prepare them to be leaders in our local, national, and global communities.
Students will get a chance to put their knowledge into action through various service-learning experiences in the local community that will connect theory to practice. This certificate seeks to provide students with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and critical thinking skills needed to be active citizens during their time at UB and beyond.
Schedule an advising appointment with one of our Student Engagement Ambassadors to learn more about how to get started and what it takes to complete this certificate.
Complete Group A requirements and either Group B or Group C requirements.
Attend two (2) of the following activities/events:
Complete one (1) of the following options:
Participate in one (1) of the following activities/events:
*Days of Service include: Community Day (Fall), UB Pride & Service Day (Spring), Social Change Saturday Events (1/2 day of service offered monthly), MLK Jr. Day of Service (Spring)
Choose between Option #1 and Option #2 to complete the requirements for the development section.
Review the prompt and select a format for the reflection. Reflections will be submitted through a form on UBLinked.
Through a “What? So what (Why)? Now what?” reflection model, discuss your personal growth from the beginning of the certificate through completing all service-learning requirements. Please reference the Active Citizens Continuum and incorporate it into your reflection.