“Serving your community is an amazing way to enhance your college experience. Getting involved will make what you learn in the classroom much more meaningful, and will provide you with a better understanding of your world.”
—Rachel Lehmann, history major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa


UI students contribute not just to their university, but to their larger communities, too. Service and citizenship offer opportunities for growth, lessons for a lifetime, and feelings of accomplishment:

  • Contributing to the community where you live provides a sense of belonging and leaves each place better than you found it.
  • As a student, you’re an ambassador for the university and for your fellow students—let your actions show your respect and Hawkeye pride.
  • Make service a regular part of your life, and give back to campus and community in ways you can be proud of.
  • Lead by example every day. You don’t have to be president of a student organization to be a true leader.