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Engage and Serve

Everyone at UIU has the chance to make a difference in the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re a student at the Fayette campus, at one of our education locations or in the online program. Any student can participate in service-learning opportunities or volunteer programs hosted by Upper Iowa University. We’re equally proud that many UIU Peacocks engage in community service on their own as well.

See how volunteering can be a rewarding experience during your time at UIU.

Fayette Campus Service Opportunities

students performing community service

Peacocks for Progress

Join this student-run organization to enhance your college experience by promoting civic responsibility in the Fayette community, Upper Iowa University’s main campus and the world. Contact the leaders of Peacocks for Progress to get involved.

Peacocks for Progress President
[email protected]

students performing community service

Fayette Appreciation Day (FAD)

FAD is the largest service event on campus, engaging more than 550 students, faculty and staff to tackle more than 30 service projects in a single day. Each year, these projects benefit local residents, businesses and organizations. All students, employees, clubs, organizations, athletic teams and alumni are challenged to give at least 10 hours of volunteer time to this annual day of giving back. This year’s FAD is set for Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Additional Service Opportunities

agriculture presentation by student

Earth and Environmental Science Service Learning

Students majoring in or simply interested in conservation management or science education may join the Science and Environment Club at UIU. You can participate in a variety of projects, such as educating school children on science or environmental themes, volunteer in river cleanup programs and so much more.

Bringing the World to Fayette, international students

Alternative Spring Break

During your next spring break, consider spending that time participating in positive social action and education. UIU hosts alternative spring break trips around the world. Contact Student Life to get involved.

Shannon Nix
Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
[email protected]

Logo for Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award.

Community Service Awards

  • President’s Honor Roll 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
  • Governor’s Volunteer Award 2012
  • Governor’s Volunteer Award 2011-Student Activities Board and SGA
  • Governor’s Volunteer Award 2011-Kappa Zeta Tau sorority

Service Organizations

Many organizations in your community could use your support. See what interests you.

Record Your Service Hours

Community service hours done through UIU programs or on personal time can be recorded and tracked.

Field Trip Waiver

If you’re participating in an off-campus activity, you must complete and submit a waiver before you attend.


The vision of the UIU Office of Service & Civic Engagement is to address community, national, and global needs through co-curricular and extra-curricular initiatives that promote purposeful and holistic learning and development.


The mission of UIU Office of Service & Civic Engagement is to create a community of civic-minded global citizens.