Civically Engaged Scholars (CES)


Welcome to the Civically Engaged Scholars (CES) page! We are happy that you are looking into CES!
2020 – 2021 CES Events
August 11, 2020
CES Welcome Back! (online)
August 28 to December 3, 2020 at 1 pm (every other Friday)
CES Podcast Dialogue Series (click here to learn more and register)
November 6 and 7, 2020
Civic Leadership Conference: Imagine Tomorrow by Understanding Today (more information TBA)
Spring Showcase – TBA

The vision of Civically Engaged Scholars is to prepare students for a life of engagement with systems, institutions, and community partners; thus, assisting communities to achieve liberation and self-determination by providing foundational knowledge to approaches and tools of civic engagement.

The mission of Civically Engaged Scholars is to develop, implement, and foster civic and community engagement; nourishing mutual transformative relationships between community organizations and members with SLCC, both as a community and as an institution, will bring equity and justice into the lives of many.

The purpose of Civically Engaged scholars is to retain students through co-mentoring spaces and to assist in the completion of their chosen educational path.

The Dental Hygiene Program, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and the English Department are Engaged Departments. All graduates from the listed areas are eligible to participate and graduate from Civically Engaged Scholars. Please reach out to your organization’s head person for more information.

In Civically Engaged Scholars, we use the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement. Please watch the two-minute video to learn more!


Community Engaged Learning and Research
Community Organizing and Activism
Direct Service
Policy and Governance
Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility
Adopted with permission from Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service.

Program Requirements*

  • Complete a Service-Learning Credits and Involvement Hours Standard
    • The amount for each requirement can be found by looking at the table below. This table allows the student to pick a Standard that best fits their circumstance.

  • CES CANVAS course (non-credit)
    • Create and Manage Civic Engagement Tab in e-Portfolio
    • Complete CES Orientation
    • Complete Six Concepts
  • Attend University of Utah’s Annual Civic Leadership Conference on the first Saturday in November
  • Spring CES Showcase
  • To graduate, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required

*CES strives to be an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and just program. If you are concerned with a specific requirement, please reach out to the CES Coordinator to discuss possibilities and alternatives.

Program Benefits

How to Join

  1. Register by clicking the blue button at the bottom
  2. Join CES CANVAS through emailed link
  3. Meet with CES Coordinator: Cristobal Villegas

Click Here to Register