Civic Engagement

Honors Leads By Example

Students serving others

You can find honors students all over San Antonio and the UIW campus participating in the many service activities offered through the university.

Meet the Mission is another fall event that gets students into the community to help nonprofit organizations over several hours. Prior to COVID, Honors was at the Frank Garrett Community Center assisting with clean-up and rejuvenation of their facilities and interacting with the local community. In previous years, you would have seen us at the Inner City Development Center, Haven for Hope and Head Start.

The Honors Program is engaged in a variety of community outreach efforts and offers civic engagement opportunities and service learning courses for UIW Honors students.

Beyond these agencies, honors students contribute to many other community service efforts according to student interests. With the masterful scheduling of our Service Coordinator, they have nailed, hammered, weeded, painted, raised funds and collected and distributed food for local nonprofits such as a Habitat for Humanity, Pets Alive, Taking It to the Streets and San Antonio CASA.

Our service to our community doesn't end with our civic engagement either. Explore more structured service opportunities under Service Learning, such as our annual Social Justice Trip and Community Partnerships.