Here at USU, we encourage every student to find their passion, apply their education, and make a positive and meaningful contribution through service and civic engagement. It’s a win-win: You build your experience and skills, try new things, and create connections—all while making a positive impact within your community.
How to Engage with Your Community
Register for engagement opportunities on AggiePulse
Whether you need some one-time service hours for a class or you’re looking for a long-term volunteer experience, USU’s database, AggiePulse, is here for you. Log in with your A-number and password, click on the USU logo, then scroll down to find opportunities. You can also record the hours you give and the impact you had! Your impact record is downloadable, in case you need to submit a record with a scholarship or program application. Search for the GivePulse app in your app store (available for iOS and Android).
Visit the Christensen Office of Social Action & Sustainability (TSC 316A)
If you need help navigating AggiePulse, want to talk over a community engagement idea, or need to learn more about opportunities to get involved, stop by TSC 316A to talk with our Social Action and Sustainability Leads. These student leaders and staff can connect you to ideas and resources that you need to make an impact.
Apply to become a Christensen Community Scholar
Combine your academic coursework with community engagement and receive recognition as a Christensen Community Scholar. Applications are due in early fall semester, and each year only 50 scholars are chosen for the program. Learn more about the program.
Attend a Community Volunteer Fair
Dozens of local nonprofits and organizations are invited to campus every October and February to tell Aggies about their services and needs for volunteers. Log into AggiePulse to find out when these will be held.
Apply for a Tutoring Position through America Reads
Every year over 100 Aggies are hired to work in local public schools to give academic support and to mentor the next generation. Working in schools is one amazing way to engage with the wider community. Learn more about these paid positions
Get out of your car and travel by Aggie Blue Bike
Slowing down and traveling by bike gives you insights into your community that you miss when you’re in a car. Stop by the shop located between the Nelson Fieldhouse and the Military Science building to rent a bike, learn how to do maintenance, or attend a workshop or group ride. Learn more.