Academic Catalog

Community Service

EKU Campus

Student Life & First-Year Experience provides a variety of opportunities for community service and civic engagement. These include both on and off campus opportunities with EKU students, faculty, staff and/or community members. Whether it’s to fulfill a class requirement or just to get involved, students looking for volunteer opportunities can visit to get connected with volunteer opportunities that meet their individual needs and fit their schedules.

Ways to get involved include, but are not limited to:

  • Saturdays for Service: Since 2004, EKU students have been partnering with local entities for service opportunities. There are opportunities with different community partners in Richmond and throughout the service region. Transportation is provided.
  • Community Partner Directory: A variety of community partners can be found in the directory at, In addition to the online directory, you can learn about opportunities through our Part Time Job & Volunteer Fair hosted at the beginning of each fall semester.
  • Alternative Break Trips: Each trip provides an opportunity for students to learn about the social issues pertinent to the trip destination and perform service projects with local non-profit organizations.
  • Days of Service: Day of service events include onetime events throughout the academic year. Major Days of Service include 9/11 Day of Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Throughout the year these days of service include both on and off campus opportunities to serve and support our community.

Students interested in taking more action in service can take up student leadership positions, by joining some of our service focused RSOs. For more information visit: