Community and Civic Engagement

Community engagement is one of the many ways Agnes Scott College helps Scotties to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

By participating in community engagement activities and events, you'll:

  • Become knowledgeable of a variety of social issues within local and global contexts.
  • Understand the underlying and contributing factors that impact social issues and identify various ways to address both the causes and effects of these issues.
  • Determine a personal ethical framework through which to see, interact with and serve the world around you.
  • Recognize how multiple identities impact service to others and the perception of that service.
  • Build skills related to leadership and global citizenship by engaging in service and service-learning opportunities aimed at alleviating social problems and their short- and long-term effects.
  • Develop an attitude of meaningful lifelong service to your local communities, state, nation and the world.


Impact Your Community

Service and leadership are inextricably linked and are vital for success. The goal of leadership is to bring about positive change. Within communities and society, this change frequently takes place through various forms of community engagement. By addressing societal needs alongside impacted communities, students participating in in-service programs have the opportunity to live their leadership in Decatur and beyond.

Please contact Blayne McDonald, Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement for more information or questions. 

Scotties Serve

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Check out the Scotties Serve site! Log in with your Agnes Scott username and password, and search for opportunities in the Decatur and Atlanta communities and Beyond.

Civic Engagement Toolkit

Find resources on how to host a voter registration drive, attend local meetings with city and county commissioners and advocate for issues you care about.

Impact Peer Leaders

Agnes Scott College’s Impact Peer Leaders are students dedicated to community engagement and making a difference in the world. Through participation in the program, Impact Peer Leaders increase their knowledge of leadership and what it means to be an active citizen in a global society. By providing engaging educational and direct service experiences to their peers, Impact Peer Leaders work with the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership, Engagement and Service to be facilitators, ambassadors, and educators around the social challenges of our times. More information can be found here.

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