Social Impact Scholar gives UVU undergraduates of all majors an opportunity to use their skills and interests to make a meaningful, sustainable difference with their communities. As you learn more about principles and pathways of social impact through classes and your experiential impact hours, you'll leave UVU understanding more deeply how you might engage in being an active citizen in pursuit of lasting social impact.

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Benefits

Students who complete this distinction will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to mindful engagement with their communities
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of social impact initiatives in a variety of fields
  • Gain practical, hands-on social impact experience
  • Design a plan for lifelong involvement in social
  • impact initiatives based on their personal talents, interests, and skills

Other Benefits:

  • Social Impact Scholar distinction on transcript
  • Recognition at annual Center for Social Impact luncheon
  • Networking & resume building experience
  • Honor cords at graduation

Check out the requirements and enrollment information.

General Requirements

Introduction

  • Take MGMT 494R: Social Impact Seminar (1 credit)

Experience

  • 250 hours of approved social impact work + reflections
  • 9 credits of service-learning courses + reflections

Capstone

  • Complete a proposal, 40-hour social impact project, and an analysis/reflection paper

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How to Enroll

  1. Sign into your UVU account.
  2. Head over to our Connect page.
  3. Fill out the Social Impact Scholar Application, found in the "forms" section, just below the main information on the first page.
  4. Follow the instructions listed at the end of the form!

Need Help? Contact Amber Hendrickson, Program Director - Impact Partnerships
801-863-6063 I Amber.Hendrickson@uvu.edu