UTEP
Center for Civic Engagement

CUE

The CUE is a web-based platform that’s purpose is to connect students to the El Paso Community. The CUE provides students the option to browse through non-profit agencies and select volunteer opportunities that fit their needs and interests.

Service-Learning

Service-learning is a way for students to learn academic content while serving their community. Through the Service-Learning in Action Model, service takes place in the form of direct service where students on average engage 20 hours per semester with a community organization.

The Service-learning in Action Program is a collection of programs and service-learning activities focused on community needs. Faculty members select the opportunities and programs that best fit course learning objectives and offer them as options for students to select from.

Students register for a training associated with the pre-approved program selection, and engage in their activity throughout the semester. Each program and activity may differ in focus, task, as well as requirements. Students should make sure that their program selection has been approved for their course.

During the semester, students are encouraged to complete self-reflection journaling while they are also required to complete a reflection assignment for their class. Additionally, the CCE offers an end-of semester Reflection Session for student participants from all classes to attend.

Successful Service-learners are awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the end of semester and are invited to provide feedback in connection to their experience and learning.

Volunteering

Volunteer opportunities open to students, faculty, or staff who want to serve an organization on an on-going basis. Opportunities range in time, location, length and focus area and are not associated with a course or other program. Students gain first-hand experience working with a nonprofit organization and their clientele that can be translated into job-related and personal development skills