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Community Engagement & Service

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Alternative Breaks

Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement (SLCE) hosts Alternative Breaks to engage the University of Wyoming community in service and experiential learning while promoting global citizenship.The goals of UW Alternative Breaks are to enact positive change through service, empower student leaders, develop community amongst UW students, educate on social justice issues and encourage active citizenship.


The Big Event

Throughout the years, the community of Laramie has shown endless support to the students of UW. The Big Event’s goal is to reciprocate that appreciation to residents. Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as University of Wyoming students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community.

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Students Volunteering

Community Volunteering

The Service, Leadership & Community Engagement Office (SLCE) works with numerous volunteer agencies on campus and in the community to plan events throughout the academic year. Students can work with SLCE to connect with community organzations to volunteer and further their service. 


The Good Mule Project

The Good Mule Project is an event series at the University of Wyoming fostering a community of dialogue and action around issues of multiculturalism and diversity through the lens of social justice activism. The Good Mule Project’s name recognizes the steadfast and resilient nature of the mule. Our communities are facing vast and complex issues and are in need of individuals with personal stories, ideas, and talents to be committed to the continual process required of creating positive change through social justice activism. The Good Mule Project seeks to impart the nature of the mule onto such individuals we encounter as social justice activists.

Students at the Good Mule conference


Students discussing voting

Pokes Vote

Pokes Vote is a non-partisan cooperative campaign at the University of Wyoming focused on maximizing student civic engagement and leadership development through voter education, registration, and turn-out. Pokes Vote is committed to honesty, fairness, and the relentless effort to get college-aged students engaged in their democratic community by voting.



The Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement (SLCE) Office is pleased to announce the availability of Community Engagement Mini-Grant Awards. These grants, typically between $200 and $700, are available to fund the implementation of new community engagement projects or the improvement of established projects in existing courses. Grants will be awarded to faculty on a competitive basis according to the selection criteria.The Community Engagement Mini-Grants seek to encourage opportunities for active student experiences that enhance classroom learning through addressing community needs.

Student volunteering in Bolivia


Students working a service saturday

Service Saturdays

The Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement (SLCE) Office sets aside one Saturday each month of the academic year as a Service Saturday. Join us as we head out in to the community to give back and make a difference! Each month will feature a different volunteering activitity within the Laramie community.

Contact Us

Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL)

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3625

Laramie, WY 82071


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