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Civic Engagement & Citizenship

Using one’s voice to improve quality of life in a community or support an important issue or topic is a responsibility of everyone.  Through active civic engagement, you accept responsibility as a member of a community and become versed in issues, resources, and local and national elections.  

Requirements:

  1. Register to Vote
  2. Vote in Primary Election
  3. Vote in General Election
  4. Vote in Campus Homecoming Election
  5. Vote in Campus Student Government Association Election

 

Career Preparation

The ultimate goal of every college student is to establish a successful and rewarding career.  Through a well-developed career plan, you will maintain balance between academic pursuits and a sense of personal accomplishment, positive decision making, and enhanced interpersonal skills. 

Requirement: Complete at least one internship, co-op, or student teaching experience.. 

Here are some suggested activities for first-year students:

  • Complete the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
  • Complete the Strong Interest Inventory
  • Log into your PJ Links account
  • Attending the Majors & Minors Fair

 

Community Engagement

Being actively involved in your community enables you to enhance your classroom instruction with real-world experiences.  Service to your community provides you with not only the rewarding experience of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others, but the opportunities to be more aware of the pressing needs of the community and developing important leadership  skills that will serve you throughout your life.

Requirement: Complete 20 hours of volunteer service each academic year. 
Projects can include:

  • completing a service project or activity within the community
  • participating in a community-based organization
  • engaging in a service-learning opportunity attached to a class.

 

Collegiate Involvement

Participation in campus activities offers a true sense of belonging to the University, while challenging you to explore various collegiate opportunities and step out of your comfort zone.  Involvement within the Pitt-Johnstown community will provide you with valuable leadership development.  

Requirement: Demonstrate leadership experience. 

Here are some suggested activities for first-year students:

  • Attend the Activities Fair
  • Participate in an Experiential Learning Community

 

Community Involvement

Being actively involved in your community enables you to enhance your classroom instruction with real-world experiences.  Service to your community provides you with not only the rewarding experience of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others, but the opportunities to be more aware of the pressing needs of the community and developing important leadership  skills that will serve you throughout your life.

Requirement: Complete 20 hours of volunteer service each academic year. 

Projects can include:

  • completing a service project or activity within the community
  • participating in a community-based organization
  • engaging in a service-learning opportunity attached to a class.

 

Make a Difference in Our World

 When you graduate from Pitt-Johnstown, you will be a citizen of the world.  With global citizenship comes a social responsibility to do your part to make a difference in the world.  We encourage you to engage in projects and activities that help to advance a global cause or address a global issue, including the environment, homelessness, illiteracy, or health.

 

 

RealWorld Action Program