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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 everyone has the abilities and skills to make a difference in the world–and you don’t have to wait until you graduate to start.

Emory & Henry College believes all persons have 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 Make Our Communities Stronger

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.Every year, nearly 90% of E&H student go to work using their gifts and talents, putting their dreams for a better world into action by finding solutions to real problems.  From service-learning components of 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.


From tutoring elementary school students to stocking food pantries and thrift stores, Emory & Henry students work on real problems in the surrounding communities.

Stories of Service