Leadership Development and Opportunities to Serve

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Leadership Development

The Center for Student Engagement provides opportunities for students to define and shape leadership skills, establish personal goals, and develop competency while contributing to College governance, campus life, and community enrichment. Visit the Center for Student Engagement, H-101, for more information on leadership opportunities.

Service and Civic Engagement

While community is our middle name, FCC values opportunities to engage all learners in service to others. Not only does volunteer service benefit the community, it builds outstanding skills and enhances resumes for engaged students.
The Center for Student Engagement houses a community service placement center that provides volunteer and community service placement opportunities for all members of our community. Students are welcome to utilize our free placement service to help match interest to need for a long-term community service commitment, or simply stop by to participate in our monthly service projects.
Students who have received a Meritorious Service Certificate from a Frederick County Public School are invited to apply their meritorious service hours for recognition at FCC. The Center for Student Engagement acknowledges outstanding student service at the annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony in May.

Service Learning and Volunteerism​

FCC strives to make service an integral part of our students’ education. Service learning prepares students to be lifelong learners, responsible community members, and become engaged and productive citizens. We involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the community. Students enrolled in service learning courses perform community service as part of their coursework and receive academic credit; they reflect on their experiences through journals, essays, research papers, group discussions or in-class presentations.

Service learning is a requirement in over a dozen courses, as well as an optional component in numerous other disciplines across the curriculum.
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Alternative Break Service Trips

Students interested in participating in the Alternative Break Service Trips should contact Jennifer Moxley in the Center for Student Engagement located in the Student Center, H-101, or call 301.624.2745.

Service on All-College Committees and Task Forces

Second Image for Service and Civic EngagementThrough the Student Government Association, student representatives serve on the following College committees and task forces:
  • College Senate (see College Senate Constitution for description )

  • Student Affairs

  • Student Discipline

  • Admissions and Academic Policies

  • Curriculum Committee

Students interested in serving on any of these committees or task forces should contact  Jennifer Moxley in the Center for Student Engagement located in the Student Center, H-101, or call 301.624.2745