Volunteer and Service Learning Center

Volunteer and Service Learning Center

The VSLC hosts our MLK Day of Service each January.  This event is intended to give students an opportunity to serve and remember the legacy of MLK Jr.  In addition to a full morning of service, students are encouraged to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by reading and responding to one of his key speeches or pieces of written work.  For additional information, visit http://www.uco.edu/volunteer 

The VSLC collaborates with a full-range of departments and community organizations to plan and implement a year-long Social Justice Series.  This series aims to raise interest in and awareness of Social Justice issues that impact our region, state, nation and world.  In 2015, the series is focused on "A Call to Action", Jimmy Carter's book on Women, Religion, Violence and Power.  Additional information can be found at http://www.uco.edu/volunteer

Each fall and spring break, we provide opportunities for students to participate in Alternative Breaks.  Generally, these service opportunities work with underserved populations or situations.  For example, in 2015, a group is going to Albuquerque, New Mexico to work with the homeless population.  These service opportunities are not exclusively related to issues of Diversity and Multiculturalism, but there is often an overlap.  

Our Office of Sustainability focuses on a three-pronged approach to educating on sustainability.  Our educational efforts emphasize environmental, economic and social justice issues.  Often matters of advocacy or education overlap with topics of diversity and globalization. 

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