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Community Service

Community service is an important component of the Kugelman Honors Program student experience. By actively engaging in service, students not only contribute to the campus and local communities, but also develop practical leadership skills.

Student working in community garden

Before graduating as a Kugelman Honors Scholar, each Honors student is required to complete focused community service. Students can complete the community service at their own pace, but are encouraged to consistently participate in service activities throughout their time as undergraduates.

Honors students must log completed volunteer hours in ArgoPulse, a web-based platform that highlights student organizations, upcoming events and opportunities. Please visit the ArgoPulse website to login using your UWF credentials.


UWF Student Community Garden

Students in community garden

The UWF Student Community Garden is an active service project of the Kugelman Honors Program. The program's associate director oversees the garden. Students enrolled in the Honors section of Introduction to Environmental Science assist in the garden, along with many others from the UWF community. 

Core II Research

Each spring, first year Honors students engage in community-based research in Honors Core II. Dr. Jocelyn Evans teaches this Social Science course which examines the concept of community through readings and field projects.

In recent years, the service-learning component of Core II has included client-based case studies for stakeholders such as the Department of Defense under the guidance of Dr. Donovan Chau, development of an online poverty simulation for the campus and community with Dr. Patsy Barrington, and interdisciplinary research on medieval Europe with Dr. Marie-Therese Champagne

Kugelman Honors Program Calendar of Events

The Honors Council Service Committee plans several service events during the fall and spring semesters. Keep up with service events on the program's Calendar of Events.

Calendar of Events

Service & Citizenship

UWF's definition of community service can be found on the Service & Citizenship website. That office also coordinates campus-inclusive service initiatives including the 9/11 National Day of Service, Alternative Spring Break, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service, among others.  

Office of Service & Citizenship

Honors Council Service Committee

Visit the Honors Leadership page for information about opportunities to become involved in the planning of Honors Council Service Events.

Honors Leadership