For first year students (in a first year seminar) entering in the Fall of 2012 or January 2013
The mission of Warren Wilson College includes preparing students for service, leadership, and meaningful lifelong work and learning. As part of this Triad educational program, completion of a Community Engagement Commitment is one of the requirements for graduation. Students meet the Commitment by progressing through four different Points of Engagement and Growth (PEGs):
By graduation, students demonstrate a measurable level of learning in all four Points of Engagement and Growth. Each student's progress is reviewed in the second semester of the sophomore year and the first semester of the senior year. The Workbook and Resource Guide.
There are so many ways to fulfill your Community Engagement Commitment. Here are a few examples of how you can utilize these points of engagement and growth to shape your service experiences. Click on a student's picture or name to see their Community Engagement Commitment Profile.
Major: Environmental Studies (Policy)
Work Crew: Residence Life
Year: Class of 2013
Major: Sustainable Business
Work Crew: The Echo
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Environmental Studies / Environmental Education
Work Crew: Landscaping / Native Plants Crew
Year: Class of 2013
As you describe and reflect upon the service you’ve engaged in, discuss how it has helped you grow in relation to the goals of the first PEG (Point of Engagement and Growth) of the Community Engagement Commitment—even though you may still be completing the 25 hours for this PEG. The goals of PEG 1 are awareness of interests, passions, skills and values; understanding of held beliefs and personal relationship to issues of power and privilege; sense of self as embedded in relationships and within a community context.
Considering your PEG 2 experience, please demonstrate your understanding of root causes contributing to your issue, how your issue connects to other issues, and inequalities in the social systems that contribute to your issue.
Considering your PEG 3 experience, please share your capacity for leadership, highlighting your ability to think critically, understanding of community systems, communication skills, and ability to collaborate across cultures and/or differences.
Considering the experiences you have engaged in as a part of your Community Engagement Commitment, please share what you have learned about yourself, what you have learned about engaging with an issue, how you have made an impact in a community and how you intend to continue your community engagement following graduation.
To see the Community Engagement Commitment click here.
To read more about the Points of Engagement and Growth in the commitment, please click here.
For a list of community engagement opportunities that are available to students to fulfill the PEGS, please click here.
To read a list of responses to frequently asked questions about the changes, please click here.