Ways to Get Involved
Below you will find a brief list of Student Programs and RSO’s at UD that can be tied into student life in the College of Health Sciences. For a full list of RSO’s, please check out the Student Central website.
- Assistive Medical Technologies (AMT)
- Student Wellness & Health Promotion
- Canine Companions for Independence
- YesUCan Extension
- Pre-health Professionals Club
- Global Health Initiative
- Making Doctors
- National Student Speech-Language, Hearing Association
- Nutrition & Disabilities club
- Nutrition & Dietetics Club
- Health HENS
- Men in Nursing
- Multicultural Student Nurses Organization
- Student Nurses Organization
- Physical Therapy Interest Club
- Occupation Therapy Club
- Medical & Molecular Sciences Club
CEI Summer Scholars
The CEI Summer Scholars program provides highly motivated undergraduates funding to immerse themselves in a community-based research or creative project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Scholars spend ten weeks during the summer in full time pursuit of their projects in partnership with a Delaware non-profit, governmental, community-based action research, or service-based corporate activity and simultaneously pursue academic reflection under the guidance of a UD faculty mentor. Scholars earn three credits in preparation for the program, following their summer project, or some combination of the two. During the summer, scholars are enrolled in a zero credit P/F Sustaining Course and attend a weekly seminar led by CEI staff.
The CEI Summer Fellows program provides partial support for students who would like to participate in a community-based project while combining it with other summer activities such as coursework and/or employment. Projects may vary in length of time commitment and level of funding. During the summer, fellows are enrolled in a zero credit P/F Sustaining Course and are invited to attend a weekly seminar led by CEI staff.
To learn more about Service Learning Scholars contact Susan Serra.
Community Engagement Scholars Course
Change the world. Transform yourself.
- The Community Engagement Scholars Course of Study (CESCS) is an academic program that prepares students for lives as engaged citizens. Open to students from all majors, Scholars receive enhanced advising from the Community Engagement Initiative to integrate a community engagement focus into their major and career goals. In addition to traditional course work, Scholars connect theory-to-practice through participation in volunteer activities, community-based immersion programs, and service trips culminating in an eportfolio that synthesizes their development as active citizens. Scholars may receive funded for significant community-based projects. Scholars receive recognition on their transcript upon successful completion.
- Applications for current students can be found at the Community Engagement Scholars course of study website.
Service Learning Courses
- BHAN403, Adapted Physical Activity: students design, implement, and evaluate appropriate physical activity programs and interventions for individuals with special needs participating in a variety of clinical settings (e.g., schools, community centers, private clubs, camps, sport leagues, institutions, clinics, or group homes).
- HLTH320, Chronic Illness: From Person to Policy: in which students learn about chronic illness from a variety of perspectives, including through hands-on volunteer experience with community members living with cancer, MS, ALS, heart failure, and other chronic illnesses.
- NTDT350, Nutrition in Older Adults: in which students spend 30 hours in the community, focused on a training program for feeding older adults at a nursing home, Meals on Wheels, and a health fair that focuses on food preparation and mental health issues.
These are just 3 examples of the dozens of service learning courses at UD. To learn more about service learning on campus, visit the course catalog.
Become a STAR Ambassador!
The CHS STAR Program is a group of select student volunteers who serve as ambassadors for the College of Health Sciences. These enthusiastic students assist CHS administration, faculty and staff in promoting the College and its programs to prospective students, parents, teachers, school/guidance counselors, and the community. They lead tours of the Health Sciences Complex at the STAR campus, assist with recruitment activities throughout the year (Blue & Golden Saturdays, Decision Days, etc.), attend special events, and assist in the Undergraduate Student Services office. As a STAR Ambassador, students gain personal and professional growth through the variety of activities they participate in throughout the year. If interested in becoming a STAR ambassador for the upcoming academic year, we will be accepting applications in early spring. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after. More information will be available at the beginning of the spring semester.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunities for current STARs