Number of student hours devoted to WOW! A Day.`
Pounds of food collected during a food drive for The Mentor's Project.
Number of total community service hours by our students.
Wesleyan has earned a spot on the Presidential Honor Roll every year since the community service recognition program began in 2006, including the Honor Roll with Distinction Award for three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010) – an honor no other college or university in the state can claim. In addition, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Wesleyan College as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
The Wesleyan experience is designed to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders - women invested and fully engaged in their community. Students are united with the community through the Lane Center for Service and Leadership, established by Wesleyan in 2002 as a focal point of community service and engagement in Central Georgia and to serve as a national role model for other colleges and communities.
While students have a wide variety of opportunities to serve the community outside the classroom, the Lane Center staff also works with faculty to incorporate service into course curriculum. Nearly one-third of our faculty representing 11 departments are incorporating service learning into their pedagogy, and approximately two-thirds of our students are taking courses that incorporate service-based assignments.
People from diverse backgrounds unite toward a common goal, building a sense of community.
More apt to seek ongoing resources, seminars, group involvement, and to pursue scholastic interests.
Greater leadership roles, increased communication, solution-focused.
Reduces stress, increases positive effect, self-esteem and overall health. Research has shown individuals who participate in community service have a lower mortality rate.
Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charities as non-volunteers.
Volunteers develop a strong interest in current events and local government, and are much more likely to vote and feel civic responsibility.
Builds teamwork, time management, networking, and critical thinking skills.
Learn to understand one’s own competence and individual/collective capabilities.
Gain knowledge to assist in building sustainable models and to meet long-term needs in response to service to others. Help others realize they have value.
Lifelong service develops through habitual community service leading to healthier overall functioning over one’s lifetime.
Twice yearly, the Lane Center coordinates the mass-volunteer service effort known as WOW! A Day for Macon. In one day, Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff depart from campus to engage in simultaneous work with partner agencies on a broad spectrum of community needs. Not only do WOW! A Days enhance student engagement in the community, exposing them directly to real world experiences, they also spearhead Wesleyan’s efforts to infuse service learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Number of agencies in Macon that were served on WOW! A Day in 2016.
Number of volunteers who served in 2016 WOW! A Days.
Books read to children at AMKT in 2014.
Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.View More
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