Kellogg Honors College

Civic Engagement

About Civic Engagement (CE)

CE is designed for KHC students to meet the following outcomes:

  1. Get involved with a community, be it campus, local, state, national, or international
  2. Learn about issues concerning students' communities
  3. Participate with fellow KHC students to foster community within the Honors College


KHC students must complete the following CE credits by the end of spring semester of every academic year. Requirements are based on how students were admitted to the KHC.

Joined as freshmen

  • 1st year in the KHC: 3 credits
  • 2nd year in the KHC: 3 credits
  • 3rd year and after: 1 credit every year

Joined as sophomore

  • 1st year in the KHC: 3 credits
  • 2nd year in the KHC: 2 credits
  • 3rd year and after: 1 credit every year

Joined as transfer

  • 1st year in the KHC: 3 credits
  • 2nd year and after: 1 credit every year

Mid-year graduates

  • Students graduating mid-year (enrolled less than 36 units the final year) are exempt from any CE requirements

Missing or Extra Credits

Students who do not complete the full number of required CE credits will be dismissed from the KHC or required to make-up the missing credits the following year. Students who complete more than the minimum CE credits may rollover extra credits toward next year's requirements, but students must complete at least 1 CE credit every year regardless of rollover credits.

CE Events and Credits Balance

Students can view and sign-up for events on the KHC's Blackboard page. Earned CE credits are posted on that page.

Service Learning (S) Courses

KHC students earn 1 CE credit for every Service Learning (S) course passed with a B+ or better. Service Learning courses are distinguished by the "S" in the course title (e.g. EWS 2800S, IGE 1100HS). Information on the S courses is available at CPP's Center for Community Engagement.

Civic Engagement Proposal Form

KHC students and organizations can propose CE events by completing the form below. Prospective CE events must be: open to other KHC students, community service oriented, include a service learning component, and should not offer compensation as incentive to volunteer. Examples of compensation include (but not limited to) earning: money, goods, services, and extra credit. Students and organizations interested in proposing a CE event should complete this online form at least 2 weeks before the event. Approval must be granted before the event to earn credit. Contact Won Choi (909-869-3209; for any questions.