University of Vermont

Dewey House for Community Engagement

Learn: Dewey House Seminars

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As Dewey students, you will:

  • Broaden your understanding of civic engagement, social systems, and inter-connected communities
  • Deepen your knowledge of self (social identities, strengths, interests, values, leadership style)
  • Gain experiences living, working, and learning in diverse communities which build meaningful relationships, skills, and awareness
  • Develop a life-long commitment to working collaboratively for socially just communities

The First Year of Dewey

Once a student has been accepted into the Dewey House they are expected to:

  • Take the one-credit service-learning seminar (SWSS 008: Civic Engagement and Self-Reflection) in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Develop an individual service plan and participate in group projects in the community
  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of community service annually

The Second Year of Dewey

After successfully completing the first year, Dewey House students and Community Service Scholars are invited, not required, to continue living in the Dewey House. Second year Dewey students are expected to:

  • Take the one-credit service-learning seminar (SWSS 058: Civic Engagement and Leadership) [required of Community Service Scholars]
  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of community service annually
  • Meet individually with a Dewey faculty or staff advisor todevelop and implement their individual community enagement impact project

Beyond Residential Dewey

Students typically do not live in the Dewey House for more than two years, although they can re-apply to live in the community if they desire.

  • "Once a Dewey, always a Dewey:" All alumni are encouraged to stay involved and return to the Dewey House for programming targeted towards 3rd and 4th year Deweys
  • Last modified September 11 2015 01:46 PM