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Civic Leadership

WELCOME to Civic Leadership



 Civic Leadership, in the Office of Student Life, focuses on building reciprocal partnerships with the community and UC Merced students to provide opportunities for you, your club or organization, your sorority or fraternity, your residence hall or class, to get involved in service to the Merced Community and beyond. Working in and with the community to build relationships, increase capacity, and change lives.

Whether you are interested in partnering to serve children and youth, senior adults, individuals with disabilities, you are passionate about animals, the environment, literacy, or human rights, etc., there is an opportunity for you to make a difference through your participation in and with the community.

Civic Leadership Vision: UC Merced students engage in service that contributes to building a healthy and sustainable community.

Civic Leadership Mission: Through participation in meaningful service opportunities, UC Merced students increase their sense of self, develop a deeper knowledge of community (local to global) and create positive change.

For specific information, contact Vernette Doty, Associate Director, Office of Student Life & Civic Leadership
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