Community Engagement Programs and Events

Student gathering litter at Alumni Plaza

Days of Service

UHCL Cares Day

UHCL Cares Day is the signature service event of the fall semester. Hosted during Spirit Week, this event allows the university community to give back to Clear Lake.

UHCL Cares Day is held every fall semester. Contact getinvolved@uhcl.edu for details.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

At this event, students, faculty, and staff give back to UHCL through projects that uplift and empower Hawks as agents of accessibility and positive change on campus.

In partnership with the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, this annual day of service celebrates the legacy of Dr. King as it relates to educational access and opportunity.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is held every spring semester. Contact getinvolved@uhcl.edu for details.

The Big Event

One Big Day. One Big Thanks. One Big Event. The Big Event is the largest one-day service project in the nation to simply say “thank you.” Through this annual community service opportunity, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members show their appreciation to the community by completing service projects around the Clear Lake and Houston metropolitan area.

The purpose of UHCL’s Big Event is to help you develop a heart for servant leadership and reflect on your impact on the Houston community. We hope you’ll join us at the next Big Event!

The Big Event is held every spring semester. Contact getinvolved@uhcl.edu for details.


Ongoing Community Service Programs and Opportunities

Hawks Give Back: Spring Break Service Learning Experience

Hawks Give Back will help you leverage part of your spring break at UHCL to focus on giving back to your community through various service projects.

The 2022 program included an all-inclusive, one-day experience at Stephen F. Austin State Park!

Programs include:

  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Guided discussion with service site and university staff

Hawks Give Back is held every spring break. Contact getinvolved@uhcl.edu for details.

UHCL Agents of Change Leadership Program

The UHCL Agents of Change Leadership Program explores community leadership within the context of civic participation. Open to UHCL students of all backgrounds, this program will help you explore your values, reflect on your collective responsibilities, and craft a plan to impact change on a social issue. Agents of Change consists of 6 two-hour classroom sessions and a reflection project.

This program will launch in fall 2022.

Community Engagement Fair

The annual UHCL Community Engagement Fair gives you the opportunity to engage with participating local non-profit organizations and find out how you can volunteer in the community.

This is a great opportunity if you’re seeking:

  • A service project for a class.
  • Service projects for a student organization.
  • Personal community engagement opportunities.
  • Ways to give back to the community.

The Community Engagement Fair is held every spring semester. Contact getinvolved@uhcl.edu for details.

Servant Leader Scholar Program

The Servant Leader Scholar Program (SLSP) recognizes students who engage in leadership development opportunities and give back to their community through community service during their matriculation at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Explore the Servant Leader Scholar Program

Hawks 4 Community

Hawks 4 Community (H4C) is a community engagement organization with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership that facilitates service programs and opportunities for the UHCL community. H4C aims to provide service learning experiences that contribute to the Hawk culture of servant leadership. Come grow with H4C as we practice our motto: service with love makes UHCL strong!

Visit the H4C GetInvolved Page

Contact

  • Student Involvement and Leadership

    Phone: 281-283-2560
    Fax: 281-283-2566
    Email: getinvolved@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1204
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 198
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Fri. - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.