Civic Engagement

Get Involved

You want to volunteer. 
Serving your community is important to you.
You want real world experience in your field prior to graduation.

The Civic Engagement initiative at Fairmont State University is committed to providing beneficial, educational, and memorable community outreach experiences for students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Civic Engagement assists and coordinates individual and group service opportunities. The office offers support for service projects that enhance learning opportunities and improve community conditions. 

It's easy to get started. The Fairmont State University Office of Civic Engagement:

  • partners with community organizations and non-profit groups
  • matches your interests with their needs
  • informs you of important dates and times when you can help
  • tracks your hours to meet civic engagement requirements
  • offers a community service learning course for academic credit
  • organizes campus-wide service campaigns

What you can give

Fairmont State University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, non-traditional students, Greek Life members answer the call to service: Falcons Give Back. Our volunteers may sit with an elderly nursing home resident. They mentor elementary school students. Volunteers provide meals to the homeless. They organize campaigns to collect and deliver food and clothing for those in need. Falcons who give back clean up parks and city streets.

Where you can give

The Office of Civic Engagement works with local and state organizations to match your talents with their needs. Volunteers can make short term or long term commitments to agencies. You can volunteer your time as part of a class, student club or individually.  Your time and skills are appreciated at:

  • Nursing homes
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Soup kitchens and food pantries
  • Homeless shelters
  • Youth programs
  • Hospitals
  • Community parks