Student activities can greatly enhance the value of the Moravian experience. The rewards of involvement are many and varied—making new friends, exploring new interests, developing talent, establishing valuable contacts, contributing to the College and the greater community, and combining social and academic interests in ways that are personally rewarding.
Cultural events, a regular part of the campus calendar, also provide an opportunity for students to broaden their experience and awareness. Nationally known lecturers, scholars, artists, authors, actors, and dancers appear regularly on campus. Films and concerts are frequently featured.
Students are encouraged to participate in out-of-class activities and are urged to do so with thoughtful planning as well as wise management of personal schedules.
For more information about student organizations, visit the United Student Government website: https://www.moravian.edu/usg
Each year, The Center for Career and Civic Engagement provides the opportunity for a group of students to take part in the LeaderShape Institute. The Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills. Since 1986, over 20,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from the program. The six-day residential program is filled with self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership concepts and abilities.
To apply for LeaderShape:
This process takes place in the spring semester. To inquire about specific dates and application procedures please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
America Reads is a federal work study approved program of academic tutoring. College students are placed in local elementary schools and community organizations to enhance their after school enrichment programs.
This is a regular commitment, scheduled one or more days a week. Transportation is not provided, although carpools may be arranged and some programs are located within walking distance of the college. The hourly salary is paid by Moravian College at the approved work study rate. Education credit may be possible in lieu of salary (must be approved by Camie Modjadidi, Education Department Field Coordinator). Current criminal and child abuse clearances are required.
Applications and clearance forms are available in the Center for Career and Civic Engagement.
Civic Engagement Fellows
Through the Civic Engagement Fellows program, Moravian College students completes 200 community service hours during the course of one academic year (August–May) and receive a monetary stipend for their efforts. Students will serve at one location for the entire year in an effort to increase capacity at the host organization and to deepen relationships. Students will interview for their host placement of choice.
This program is ideal for students already engaged in service activities off-campus, who wish to further develop their leadership abilities while gaining valuable hands-on learning experience.
- Must be enrolled as a full time student at Moravian College
- Commit to complete 200 hours of service work over the course of the academic year
- Have an interest in, and commitment to, community service, activism and/or social justice issues
- Have good organization and time management skills
- Be responsible and dependable
Previous host organizations have included, but are not limited to, William Penn Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Bethlehem Area Public Library, Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem and Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. Do you want to make a greater difference in your community by expanding your leadership skills? Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career and Civic Engagement to learn more.