Civic Scholars

Civic Scholars Join Forces with Action Scholars in Fall, 2020

Drew Civic Scholars believe in connecting to community, giving back, and using their education to help make our world a better place. If you share these commitments, we encourage you to join a team of like-minded students by joining the Drew Action Scholar program. This new program expands on the Civic Scholars’ engagement with the community to include innovation and global focus areas. Now even more Drew students can join together to solve the urgent challenges of our time!

Are community service and civic engagement an important part of your identity? Do you want to continue your volunteerism in college and gain valuable life skills and experiences? Are you eager to impact your community locally, nationally, or globally? If yes, then apply to become a Drew Action Scholar!

Civic Scholars in Action

Each year, all Civic Scholars contribute at least 100 hours of community service or experiential learning activities. (Many complete much more!) Of those hours, 50 must be completed while Drew is in session to model civic engagement and to include other Drew community members.  Community engagement or experiential learning hours take many forms: on and off campus events, internships and community-based learning classes, community-based research or advocacy projects, leading or attending a student club service event, study abroad opportunities, and participating in alternative break trips. The Civic Engagement staff can help to locate opportunities and transportation.


Featured Classes

Sociology of Education

Susan Rosenbloom
This course has a dual focus: to participate in a community school by working in the after-school program in Orange,…

Civic Media

Jeremy Blatter
Civic Media explores the theoretical, ethical, and technical dimensions of socially engaged documentary filmmaking through critical readings, discussion, and production-based…

Medical Geography

Lisa Jordan
Medical Geography investigates the intersections of health and place. The objectives of the course are to illuminate the importance of…

Geographic Information Systems

Lisa Jordan
This course introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a combination of the hardware, software, and community involved in the collection, distribution,…

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Lisa Jordan
Advanced Geographic Information Systems expands on introductory GIS material by exploring topics in spatial statistics, programming, and multimedia.  Research topics…

Community Literacy and Public Rhetoric in the Archives

Jens Lloyd
In this course, students will serve as archival researchers for Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House in Morristown, an…

Choreography & Performance Studies

Kimani Fowlin
Within this community-based learning course students will experience the transformative powers of dance to create community. Come experience the wonders…

Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees & Resettlement

Jonathan Golden
Explores the many dimensions of the global refugee crisis, with a specific focus on resettlement. Working in partnership with the…

The NonProfit Sector

Tracy Andrews
Examines the types, development, and contributions of nonprofit organizations including the political, social, and economic importance of this sector. Topics…

Theatre in the Community: The Newark Collaboration

Lisa Brenner & Kimani Fowlin
Drew students work with high school students from the Newark public schools in a collaborative theater-making enterprise, serving as mentors…

Innovation Action Lab

Susan Rosenbloom
Innovation Action Lab (CE-270) is a 2 credit course that students can enroll in which engages in creative problem solving…

Featured Resources

Serves resident and commuter students and is managed by Gionna Del Purgatorio C’20, our Drew AmeriCorps Changebuilder Coordinator in the Center …


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