Community Service

  • Male and female honors college students holding apples at Loaves and Fishes.
  • Four honors students standing in an office holding backpacks and handmade cards for elementary school students.
  • A group of honors college students holding a Cinderella Project sign in front of a blue wall.
  • Honors college student volunteers standing in front of a Bronson Children's Hospital banner at a volunteer event.
  • A group of honors college students holding vegetables standing in front of Gibbs House at a volunteer event.

Please note: A new online process for reporting community service has been developed for 2018-2019. Please check back in July for details.

  Four honors students holding backpacks at Communities In Schools.A heart made out of a pile of erasers.

More than 350 first year honors students helped fill backpacks at the honors college's annual Day of Service Project held at the University Rec Center. Backpacks were filled with more than 4,000 school supplies for Kalamazoo Public Schools elementary students in need.

Two women and one man seated at a table.  Medallion Scholars seated and standing at an awards banquet.
Honors students win the college categories at Kalamazoo's 2017 STAR Awards. Congratulations, Madelyn Aittama for achieving Outstanding College Volunteer and the 2013 Medallions Scholars on winning Outstanding College Volunteer Group!

All Lee Honors College students are required to complete community service hours each year as part of their honors college graduation requirements. To receive credit for the number of hours you donate to both our campus and the greater Kalamazoo community, you must:

  1. Save a blank copy of the volunteer time log to a computer.
  2. Open and fill out this form. Note that the form requires a signature from the person who supervised your service. You may need to print it, obtain the signature, and scan it to electronically save your time log.
  3. Email your signed time log to the forms email. If email is not an option, you may turn in a hard copy of your time log to the honors college front desk.
  4. All volunteer logs for the year must be submitted no later than the last day of Summer I (June 27 for the 2017-2018 academic year.)

Looking for opportunities?

The Lee Honors College Peer Student Success Team organizes several community service opportunities each semester. Please check the honors college Google calendar and the Friday e-newsletter for specific dates. The e-newsletter will be sent to your WMU email address each week.

Keep an eye on the honors college Facebook groupFacebook page and Twitter feed for upcoming community service opportunities. Don’t forget to read your weekly e-newsletter.

Lee Honors College sponsored service events

  • Cinderella Project 
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Gibbs House
Other opportunities

If there is a service opportunity that you would like to use to fulfill your Lee Honors College community service hour requirements but it is not listed on our website or through the Volunteer Kalamazoo website you must request pre-approval.

Please submit via the "contact" tab located under the Volunteer Time Log on our forms page at least one week prior to your service. Failure to secure pre-approval for activities outside those mentioned on the honors college website or the volunteer center website may result in a loss of Lee Honors College community service time credit.