Want to make a difference? You’ve come to the right place. Need to fulfill a course requirement? We’re here to help. As old-fashioned recruiting posters declare, “We want you!” But we’re asking with a smile, and a helping hand. Feel free to browse around here. And don’t be shy about asking questions.

The Shaw Center prepares students to “work for the world, in the world with a sense of social responsibility for its failures and solutions for its future,” in the words of former Chancellor Nancy Cantor. Opportunities abound for students to engage the world, both on and off campus.

Through Leadership, Community Based Service Learning, Literacy Programs, and Consultation, the Shaw Center provides guidance and support for students, faculty and staff to develop academic opportunities that meet learning outcomes while helping our community partners meet their self-identified needs.