The Center for Social Impact is located in SC 105.

We are also available via video chat, phone, or email.

General questions can be directed to 801-863-8786 or

Contact information for individual team members can be found on our "who we are" page.

Masks are currently recommended on UVU campus. To learn more about UVU's mask guidelines, please visit this page

Our Mission:

We develop Active Citizens Who Make Social Impact with our communities

At the Center or Social Impact we provide curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular student experiences in six diverse pathways of social impact. Whether a student, faculty, staff, or community member, you can participate in various programs and events, volunteer or recruit volunteers, and enhance your academic experience through our coursework, research, and scholar distinction. Learn more about our approach. Learn more about each individual pathway by clicking the icons below.

Direct Service

Community Engaged Learning & Research
Social Entreprenuership and Corporate Social Responsibility
Policity and Governance
Community Organizing and Activism

Current Highlights + Services


Food Pantry

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  • Currently filling online orders.
  • Orders placed by Wednesday at 5 pm, will be available to pick up on Fridays, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Delivery may be available--apply here: 
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Opportunity database

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Looking to find an opportunity with a trusted impact partner? Search our curated database!




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Community Partners

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We offer several ways for students to get involved in community organizations including service-learning classes, service fairs, campus advertising, and our online database. Learn more about becoming a community partner.


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National Science Foundation Grant

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Through the Utah Lake National Science Foundation project, students are conducting service-learning, primarily in the form of community-based research, aimed at informing policy makers in efforts to rejuvenate the lake at the heart of this community.

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Environmental Initiatives HUB

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The Environmental Initiatives Hub promotes engaged learning opportunities around environmental issues in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting to develop environmental citizenship, literacy, and sustainable solutions for Utah Valley.

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Human Development Index

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The goal of the HDI is to provide well-being indicators for the analysis of the Utah economy at the county level that go beyond the GDP's performance. Check out the latest report and data visualizations here.

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Pathways Career Projectutah lake

The Pathways Career Profiles Research Project is an effort to extend our empirical foundation of the Pathways of Social Impact. Researchers from institutions across the country are focusing on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for each Pathway and will then develop a career profile and toolkit for the Pathways.

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Other News Coverage

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Fox13 News - Vigil for Izzy Tichenor

Dozens gathered together at Utah Valley University Thursday night to remember Izzy Tichenor.

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Nestled underneath the pedestrian bridge by Utah Valley University’s Student Life & Wellness Center on Thursday night was a woven blanket. On the blanket rested a McDonald’s Happy Meal box, stuffed animals, candles — electronic and real — and a photo of Izzy Tichenor.

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Civic Learning Democratic Engagement Community Service Service-Learning and related

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Center for Social Impact: Room SC-105 | Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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