Center for Civic and Social Change

Be the change.

Bringing the campus together

We empower students and faculty to bring their academic work and individual passions together to make a change in their local communities and around the world. The Center for Civic and Social Change brings together six core programs focused on service and change:

  1. Global Food Security minor
  2. Global Public Health minor
  3. Peace, Ethics, and Social Justice minor
  4. TARTANS Rural Teachers Corp
  5. Certified Peace Corps Prep Program
  6. Educational Garden & Farm

We also sponsor activities that enable deeper, richer connections between members of our community who are engaged in collective service.

Service and volunteer opportunities

Our service and volunteer opportunities are in partnership with the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships, Student Life and Academic Affairs. For more information about service opportunities contact Mike.

The Center is engaged in a variety of academic initiatives, including civic education. We also co-sponsor Great Decisions, an annual spring lecture series. 

The Center is designed to be a resource for all students, faculty, staff and Monmouth community members committed to civic engagement and affecting change, locally or globally.

Our work goes beyond our core programs

We partner with offices across campus, including the Office of Equity Inclusion & Community, Scots Wellness, and Religious and Spiritual Life to offer resources, provide support, and co-host events and programs. Our get involved section connects those interested in arts and culture, health and wellness, environmental justice and beyond with opportunities on and off campus. 

Center for Civic and Social Change News

  • Episode No. 24: Feb. 23, 2024

    On the Monmouth College Conversations podcast, a preview of Peace Corps Week (Feb. 25-March 2) with political science professors Mike Nelson and Jessica Vivian and Director of the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships Marnie Steach.

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  • Peace Corps Week 2024

    Monmouth students reminded by two alumni of the agency – professors Mike Nelson and Jessica Vivian – that it transforms worldviews.

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  • ‘Inspiring Problem Solver’

    Shay Hafner ’22 named Newman Civic Fellow for 2021-22.
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