UB Honors Colloquium Generates 10,000 Hours of Community Service Annually
Freshman honors scholars from the University at Buffalo toured the city of Buffalo in August of 2010, sightseeing and visiting civic organizations to kick-off a semester-long colloquium during which they completed nearly 10,000 hours of community service in the city.
The Honors Colloquium is a required course, offered each year, for honors students. The focus is on service learning, with each freshman volunteering for 25 to 30 hours with one of dozens of UB's community partners, including Alleyway Theatre, Friends of Night People, Compass House, Habitat for Humanity and Buffalo ReUse. Readings and papers will emphasize civic engagement and diversity.
The Honors Colloquium encourages students to reflect on how the education they receive in the classroom connects with their experiences in the field. Through their placements, students also pick up real-world skills.