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Engaging in service for the sake of Christ and the benefit of our community.

UC Engage seeks to align students with the mission of the university by fostering leadership through service and providing an education which nurtures critical and creative thinking in pursuit of a life more abundant.听As a requirement for graduation, all full-time students in the undergraduate program with less than senior standing (90 semester hours) must enroll in UCEN 101-01 - UC Engage - for every semester of their time at Cumberlands.

Credit for UC Engage

Credit for UC Engage is pass/fail with 0.50 academic credit hours available each semester. The grade received is factored into the student鈥檚 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

To receive a passing grade, students must attend听one (1)听UC Engage designated lecture event and one (1) designated service event per semester.

UC Engage Service Projects are offered on weekdays, weekends, and varying times on varying days- both mornings and afternoons throughout the semester. A list of projects can be located on the Season of Service Webpage.听

Students are only required to attend one UC Engage Service Event that will last no longer than two hours.

All students who pass UC Engage (UCEN 101-01) will have two hours of community service added to their cumulative service hours credited toward graduation for the semester completed.


For questions regarding UC Engage, please stop by the Office of Student Affairs, call x4120, or email听studentaffairs [at] ucumberlands.edu (studentaffairs[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)

*Students who meet one or more of the following criteria before the 15-week main-campus term begins may be exempt from participating in UC Engage:

  • Enrolled in Orientation 100
  • Senior standing (90 semester hours) before term begins
  • Students who are 25 years of age or older and/or have custody of dependents
  • Military Veterans or Active Service Members

UC Engage Requirements

To receive a passing grade, students must attend听one (1)听UC ENGAGE designated lecture event and one (1) designated service event per semester.

  • Lecture Component: Opening Engage 鈥 Tuesday, August 29th @ 7pm | Rollins Center | Featuring Kevin Singleton
  • Service Component:听Season of Service
    Students must select, register, and serve on听ONE project from the volunteer opportunities listed on the current semester鈥檚 Season of Service page.听
  • Lecture Component: Forcht Leadership Series Event 鈥 Tuesday, March 26, 2024听| Rollins Center | Featuring Jon Dorenbos
  • Service Component:听Season of Service
    Students must select, register, and serve on听ONE project from the volunteer opportunities listed on the current semester鈥檚 Season of Service page.
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Season of Service

Through service opportunities, it is our goal to create a spark within our students that empowers them to not only think critically but also feel, care, and do.

Additional Info

Students are only required to attend one UC Engage Service Event that will last no longer than two hours.听听
All students who pass UC Engage (UCEN 101-01) will have two hours of community service added to their cumulative service hours credited toward graduation for the semester completed.
For questions regarding UC Engage, please stop by the Office of Student Affairs, call x4120, or email听studentaffairs [at] ucumberlands.edu (studentaffairs[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)