The Civic Scholars program recognizes, connects, and develops civic-minded students whose work in the community is both deep and broad. Scholars are leaders on campus and in the community and are connected to a range of causes and organizations.

Throughout their time at Wake Forest, scholars participate in workshops and complete work across three key areas: academics, direct service, and leadership development. Students may declare their intent to participate after the completion of their first semester and through their final semester prior to graduation.

Civic Scholars Roadmap

It will take at least a year to complete the requirements for the recognition. Steps include:

  1. Declare your intent to graduate as a Civic Scholar
  2. Get assigned an advisor with the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, who will help review requirements and chart your path to complete them.
  3. Record all service opportunities on GivePulse.
  4. Attend regular meetings and check-ins hosted by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, and meet semester goals identified by your advisor.
  5. Identify your capstone project by the fall semester of your Senior year.
  6. Complete and present your capstone project at the Office of Civic & Community Engagement End-Of-Year Celebration.