Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Partners,
Greetings to you all! The Morgridge Center for Public Service was born out of the notion that a great college education includes the opportunity to develop into a great citizen, and that a great university continually seeks to contribute to the broader public good.
The Morgridge Center lives and breathes these values by supporting co-curricular and curricular service programs across campus. We help departments and instructors incorporate service into their curricula through supporting service-learning (also known as community-based learning) courses. We help students pursue their community-engaged research and project dreams through grants in the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Program. We support graduate students honing their community-engaged scholar skills through the Association of Graduate Engaged Scholars.
On the co-curricular side, we are proud to nourish the pervasive can-do spirit of our student body through the Badger Volunteers program. Over 750 Badger Volunteers give 1-4 hours each week throughout the semester to help support the work of 85+ community partners whose missions range across education, health, sustainability, and more. The program is an exemplar of sustained and mutually-beneficial relationships with community partners in which students grow and share their talents with the world.
The democratic spirit of finding ways to contribute to the broader public good is alive and well at the Morgridge Center. Come join us!