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The Civic Scholar or International Civic Scholar Certificate is another extraordinary credential to have as part of your academic package.”    

Professor Ronald Quincy, School of Social Work                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Rutgers Civic/International Scholars Certificate Program

The Collaborative Center  for Community-Based Research and Service is proud to offer students who incorporate service into a substantial part of their academic career a way to receive recognition upon graduation with a special Rutgers Civic Scholar Certificate. The Rutgers Civic Scholar designation will be part of students’ official transcript letting future employers and graduate schools know that they are contributing towards solving some of society’s most intractable problems.  The International Rutgers Civic Scholar Certificate will be awarded to those students fulfilling requirements in international service learning settings.  The Certificate is available to all undergraduate students regardless of school or major and will be awarded at a special recognition event during the spring semester before graduation.There is flexibility with the fulfillment of the requirement so it is important to apply so that students can receive advising.

 To be eligible to receive the Rutgers Civic Scholars Certificate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of three CESEP recitation courses (one-credit service learning courses) = 3 credits
  • Successful completion of two courses meeting the 21st Century Challenges requirement = 6 credits
  • Civic Pathway Capstone experience=6 credits. Examples include Aresty Community-Based research thesis, and independent study within one’s major.
  • Co-curricular - local service for one semester, attendance at four CESEP networking/educational events.
  • Portfolio Review - documented record of all Civic Scholar activities to be reviewed by The Collaborative’s Faculty Advisory Council.

 15 credits total

To be eligible for the Rutgers International Civic Scholar Certificate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of two CESEP recitation courses (one-credit service learning courses) = 2 credits
  • Successful completion of one course meeting the 21st Century Challenges requirement = 3 credits
  • Successful completion of one course with a geographical focus = 3 credits
  • Field placement abroad in an International service learning experience = 6 credits
  • Participation in an International Service Learning Reflection Capstone = 1 credit
  • Co-curricular - local service for one semester, attendance at four CESEP networking/educational events
  • Portfolio Review - documented record of all Civic Pathway activities to be reviewed The Collaborative’s Faculty Advisory Council.

 15 credits total

 

Juniors and Seniors interested students will receive advising on what courses/co-curricular activities will fulfill the certificate requirements.  Interested Juniors and graduating Seniors should also email the Collaborative office at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out how they can apply for the certificate via interim criteria for their work equivalent to the requirements. 

3rd and 4th Year Student Application

 

Freshman and Sophomore students interested in pursuing the  Rutgers Civic Scholars Certificate should express their interest  by completing the information in the following link. By doing so, you will receive advising on what courses/co-curricular activities will fulfill the certificate requirements:  

1st Year and 2nd Year Student Declaration Form

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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