Last week, about 5,000 new students took their first steps toward a college degree on the West Virginia University campus.
About 1,000 of those students spent those first steps giving back to their new community as part of orientation and welcome sessions for various colleges and programs.
The Days of Service were designed to introduce students to the culture of civic engagement WVU promotes and creates Mountaineers who will spend four years of college understanding the importance of giving back — and putting that knowledge into action.
Students from the WVU Honors College, Adventure WV, School of Public Health, and the Mountaineer Success Academy spent their week improving their community through various service projects throughout Morgantown.
The opportunity to serve their community isn’t limited to new students —and it won’t end after Welcome Week. Additional service opportunities will be available throughout the fall semester, including the Governor’s Day to Serve from Sept. 11 to Oct. 11; Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 24.
WVU faculty and staff will also have a day of service on Thursday, Oct. 15.
For more information on the Million Hour Match and to stay updated on service opportunities, please visit the Center for Service and Learning at http://www.service.wvu.edu.
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