Community and Civic Engagement

Community engagement is one of the many ways Agnes Scott College achieves its mission of educating students to “think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.” Through participation in community engagement activities and events, students will:

  • Become knowledgeable of a variety of social issues within local and global contexts;
  • Understand the underlying and contributing factors that impact social issues and various ways of addressing both the causes and effects of these issues;
  • Determine a personal ethical framework through which students see, interact with, and serve the world around them;
  • Recognize how their multiple identities impact their 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 life-long service in students’ local communities, state, nation and world.

Impact Your Community
Service and leadership are inextricably linked and are vital for each to be successful. The goal of leadership is to bring about positive change, and within community and society, this is frequently done through various forms of community engagement. By addressing societal needs alongside impacted communities, students participating in service programs have the opportunity to live their leadership in Decatur and beyond.


  • Impact Service Experience
  • Splash into Service
  • Scotties Serve
  • President’s Honor Roll
  • Graduation Pledge

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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. 

In addition to opportunities and community partners listed on our site, students looking for service hours can look in the following places for opportunities:                 

Volunteer! Decatur 

Hands on Atlanta 

Volunteer Match