University of Vermont

Dewey House for Community Engagement

Learn: Dewey House Seminars

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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. However, upper classmen are encouraged to stay involved and partake in programming specifically designed to engage non-residental Dewey Students.

Last modified March 10 2016 11:06 AM