Our Mission: We develop compassionate community members who collaborate on strategic social impact.

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      Philanthrophy

Current Highlights + Services


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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Social Impact Metrics Lab

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The Social Impact Metrics Lab (SIMLab) at Utah Valley University leverages our greatest resource—UVU students—to carry out faculty-mentored evaluations of the social and economic impact of programs conducted by local, domestic and international community organizations.

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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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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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The Pathways Practitioner 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 practitioner 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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