Community Engagement

Established in fall 2009 to encourage Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff to engage with the Rocky Mount community in “Service Beyond the Serpentine Wall,” the Community Engagement program coordinates campus-wide and small-group service project as well as individual volunteer opportunities. One of these is the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service where students are encouraged to use this holiday as a “day on, not a day off.” Other projects have included blood drives, days of building with Habitat for Humanity, fundraising for Relay for Life and the American Red Cross, and supporting relief efforts for natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad. Students and other members of the campus community are encouraged to bring their ideas for these and other service projects to the Director of Student Activities for assistance with implementation as an individual, small group, sports team, or student organization. By engaging the campus in service opportunities, the Community Engagement program aims to raise awareness of community needs and inspire others to become active leaders in working towards solutions in Rocky Mount and beyond.