Community Service



An important part of being a member of the Honors College is demonstrating leadership by serving the extended community.

Due to COVID-19 we will continue to provide students with virtual volunteering events and opportunities to help their local community and become global citizens. As the FIU Community takes the proper precautions and begins to repopulate campus this Fall, we will also alert students of any on-campus or in-person volunteer opportunities we think students can benefit from.

However, given the current limitations, we will not be requiring students to complete a minimum number of volunteer hours for the 2021-2022 academic year. Nonetheless, completed volunteer hours should be logged into the MyHonors portal to help track student participation.

**Students with the most Volunteer Hours and Engagement Points will be recognized at our annual “Dean’s Welcome” event.**

For more information, contact the Coordinator of Student Programs at hcengage@fiu.edu.

To view upcoming volunteer opportunities, check our weekly Honors College email and the MyHonors calendar.


Sweetwater Partnership

Sweetwater Farm-Share Initiative: Honors College students Volunteer in food collection, packaging, and distribution. This is a yearly/ongoing project.


Special Events Volunteering Efforts: Students volunteer during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other special events throughout the year

Festival/Event Sponsorship and Management: Honors College students have participated in various festivals and events such the University City festival.


House Painting Initiative: Students volunteered on an initiative that was forwarded by the Mayor’s office to paint houses of elderly and less fortunate.


Sweetwater Elementary After School Tutoring: Honors College students volunteer as after school tutors at Sweetwater Elementary. We have also worked on various projects and initiatives.




Honors College Bus tour hosted by the City of Sweetwater: Ongoing initiative that introduces students to the city of Sweetwater.


City of Sweetwater Internships: Honors College Students have held various internships positions. Two Honors College alums are working at the Mayor’s Office. The City and the Honors College are working closely to expand our internship pool.

City of Sweetwater and the Honors College highlighted our partnership at the FIU Homecoming Weekend. City of Sweetwater sent its trolley and two special squad cars to march with our students.