Civic Engagement

The Office of Student Development (OSD), through Civic Engagement, has dedicated itself to fostering a just and humane society via community service and civic engagement. The program promotes service-learning as an integral aspect of education, fosters university engagement with the larger community and supports collaborative leadership and appreciation of diversity.

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is a participatory approach to learning which supports academic studies and helps develop the skills, citizenship, and values of students. Its primary goal is to encourage understanding and evaluate the intricacies of our diverse and interconnected world by becoming contributing members of a local and global community.

How Can I Receive Volunteer Hours?

  1. Participation in structured service-learning activities in courses you are currently enrolled
  2. Participation in Community Partners programs and events
  3. Participation in sponsored activities or events
  4. Participation in University-sponsored events that are approved

All services mentioned in the above four (4) ways will be credited as co-curricular community service hours on the student’s co-curricular transcript.

How to Log my Volunteer Hours Online?

To log your volunteer hours, please register on OrgSync by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to OrgSync.
  2. Click on SIGN-UP.
  3. Choose your community (North Carolina A&T State University).
  4. Create an account and click CREATE.
  5. Complete Profile. This must be completed to move forward.
  6. Click on JOIN AN ORGANIZATION at the top of the page.
  7. Click on ORGANIZATIONS. Search for "service" in the search box and join (S.L.I.C.E.) Service-Learning, Involvement, and Civic Engagement. 
    Return to HOME and you will find your new organization under My Orgs.
  8. Click My Orgs then S.L.I.C.E. Then go to FORMS and complete the Student Application Form and submit.

Once you have registered, you can obtain a list of all approved partnerships under the Civic Engagement organization by clicking on FILES and then VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

You will also submit your service hours here by clicking on MORE and then INVOLVEMENT. Please make sure you enter all required information in the form and upload a PDF of your verification of completion, and click ADD.

How Can I Become a Community Partner?

It is our goal to provide our students with quality opportunities that promote and support student success. In order to become a community partner, all organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an established 501(c)
  • Be located in the greater Greensboro area (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Burlington)
  • Have a primary point of contact
  • Able to accommodate five or more student volunteers
  • Provide an orientation for student volunteers to familiarize them with the organization's mission, goals, and objectives
  • Ensure a safe work environment for the student volunteers
  • Provide necessary training, resources, supervision, and ongoing substantive feedback in an effort to support the success of the student volunteer
  • If applicable, agree to provide and cover any cost associated with the student volunteer duties
  • Provide opportunities that are relevant, significant, and or supportive in developing informed, responsible citizens

To begin the initial process, please complete the Community Partners Request Form and we will contact you within 72 hours.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (336) 334-7792, or you may email the Office of Student Development at osd@ncat.edu.