Content with Institutions : Lehigh University

Centralizing to keep track: Using the Greek system for assessment

Community service activities on many campuses are hard to assess because they aren t connected to any single office. However, simply creating a new office in no way guarantees that students engaged in service will report to that office. When Lehigh University formed a new community service office, they turned to existing service organizations for assistance. Since the Greek system at Lehigh is a source of much service activity, the office offered stipends to student leaders at fraternities and sororities to coordinate ongoing service activities out of the office. In this way, hundreds of students already involved in service are…

Lehigh CORPS Regional Economic Development Practicum

This Lehigh Community Research and Policy Service course will. involve teams of students in community-oriented research projects. The twin purposes of the program are: 1) to provide real-world, team oriented learning experiences to Lehigh students and 2) to provide a resource for local governments and community organizations that would allow them to draw upon the expertise of our students as consultants in analyzing problems and formulating policy. The students will participate in the design and execution of a specific research project identified by a Lehigh Valley development agency. A description of this year's projects is attached. The results of this…