Community Engagement

Community engagement is at the heart of the mission of our Honors Program, as it should be.  The Community engagement requirement for the Honors Program is not just about ensuring that we give back to the Big Rapids and Mecosta County communities, but also about enriching the college experience of our students.

Community engagement inculcates a sense of civic responsibility, provides opportunities to develop intellectual skills by applying them to tangible problems,  and expands students’ ethical and cultural perspectives. Each student in the Honors Program commits to at least 15 hours of community service a semester, some far more.

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A Call for Student Ambassadors - Could you use a few extra service hours? We are looking for a handful of enthusiastic, current Honors students to call and text prospective students who are eligible for the […]
Volunteers Needed for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - The Mecosta Conservation District is organizing a household hazardous waste collection event at the Big Rapids fairgrounds on Saturday, October 9th from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The are seeking […]
Brown Bag Decorating! - Would you like to join in on a service project for Kids Food Basket? Put your artistic skills to the test in Decorating Brown Bags for the Kids Food Basket […]
Sign Up for a Service Project in the Honors Program’s Days of Service and Learning! - Each year, the Honors Program organizes our Days of Service and Learning, a series of service projects, in September and early October. Participating is a great way to get to know our community […]
On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities - Friday, September 3: FLITE Disc Golf volunteers needed for the following shifts: 1 – 2 PM, 2 – 3 PM, 2:15 – 3:15. To volunteer, please fill out this form […]
Urgent Service Need this Monday - A blind student who is new to campus needs a volunteer to walk her from her drop-off location on campus to her first class at 2 PM, to the bookstore […]
Honors Fun Day Service Opportunity! - The Honors Peer Mentor Program is recruiting volunteers for Fun Day, a series of games and icebreakers for new honors students and their honors peer mentors to be held on […]
Lead an Honors Service Project this Fall! - The Honors Program is recruiting facilitators for a series of service projects in September and early October called the Days of Service and Learning. The projects will take place on […]
Ready for Life Service Opportunity - The Ready for Life Academy at Ferris is recruiting volunteer mentors for Fall 2021. Ready for Life is a two-year post-secondary program for adults aged 18 – 26 with a […]
Big Rapids Community Garden - If you’re living in the Big Rapids area, think about renting a raised bed for your own garden over the summer through Big Rapids Community Garden! Students receive a discount […]
CranHill Ranch Spring Clean Up Service Opportunity - CranHill Ranch, a beautiful Christian camp and retreat near Big Rapids, is looking for volunteers to help them get the grounds ready for the new camping season at the Spring […]
On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities this Week - Two on-campus volunteer opportunities are available this week! Thursday, 4/22/21  2 – 5 PM in South Quad (near the Rock): Spring Carnival Celebration, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, including […]
Honors Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup this Sunday - The Honors Service Committee has rescheduled their Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup for Sunday, April 18 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Those carpooling will wear masks. To register to attend, please sign […]
Honors Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup - The Honors Service Committee will be organizing their Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup on Saturday, April 17 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Those carpooling will wear masks. To register to attend, please […]
Riverwalk Cleanup this Saturday! - On Saturday, March 27 11 AM – 1 PM, the Honors Service Committee is organizing a Riverwalk Cleanup in Big Rapids. Any honors students who would like to volunteer should […]