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Civic Engagement

Our students make a difference.

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Appalachian Center for Civic Life

At Emory & Henry, we believe that all students have the abilities and skills to make a difference in the world–even before they become college graduates.

Emory & Henry College believes everyone hass the potential to make a difference, and every place has the potential to be safe, healthy, and inclusive for all members of the community.

Our Students Are Engaged in the Community

Students work on a service project in Glade Spring, Virginia as part of the annual Service Plunge. Students work on a service project in Glade Spring, Virginia as part of the annual Service Plunge.E&H students use their gifts and talents, to put their dreams for a better world into action by finding solutions to real problems.  From civic engagement projects that are integrated into courses, to ongoing long-term community-based projects to internships and volunteer work, you can participate in building strong communities from your first day on campus.


Commitment to the Region 

Emory & Henry has a long legacy of connecting learning with civic responsibility and a deep commitment to the region surrounding our campus. Our students work on real problems in the surrounding communities and seek to become active and engaged citizens of this region, the nation, and the world.

Explore the map below and see where our students are making a difference. 

Stories of Service

  • New Name, Same Mission: The Stinger’s Supply Shelf is Here to Help

    What some may know as the Kitchen Closet, will now be known as the Stinger’s Supply Shelf. A student-led remodel, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on November 17. As part of her CVIN Major Senior Project, Emory & Henry student, Sarah Dutton, has taken on the amazing work of bettering her fellow E&H students’ wellbeing. Keep reading
  • A New Take on the Age Old “Book Club”

    Challenge yourself to “Be Antiracist” by learning from activist and author, Ibram X. Kendi, in this new Podcast Discussion Club that meets every other Tuesday from 3pm-4pm in the Appalachian Center for Civic Life. Keep reading