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 Service-Focused Student Organizations

Colleges Against Cancer

American Cancer Society We are a student service organization at the University of Akron dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. We are partnered with the American Cancer Society to form one of the college chapter of Colleges against Cancer.

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega is the only Service Fraternity on UA's campus. We are a co-ed organization. We give unselfishly of our time and energy. Our three core values are Leadership, Friendship and Service.

Campus Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Campus Habitat for Humanity is an organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by supporting local chapters of Habitat for Humanity on construction sites and in financial matters.

Circle K International

Circle K International

CKI or Circle K International is a collegiate community service and leadership-training organization that is affiliated with Kiwanis and Key Club. With over 13,000 members internationally, CKI is the largest collegiate service organization in the world. The Ohio District of Circle K International (or “ODCKI”) has over 500 members in clubs on about 25 campuses as of Spring 2011. We complete on average more than 12,000 community service hours each year by working with our four service partners and countless local charities and organizations to help each college community and the world in a unique but noticeable way.

Environmental Akron

Environmental Akron Environmental Akron seeks to educate the public on environmental issues. Find us on OrgSync!

Student United Way

United Way Student United Way is a student-led community change organization on college and university campuses. Through Student United Way students advance the common good, develop leadership skills, and join a growing United Way movement. Student United Way is a student-led club on the University of Akron campus. Through Student United Way, you will... GIVE ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER, Grow as leaders and connect to our community to build lasting relationships The Student United Way works in coordination with the United Way of Summit County and is part of a national movement of young people on college campuses across our country working and learning to advance the common good.

St. Jude Up 'til Dawn

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Up 'til Dawn is fun team challenge where students ask friends and family to support them as they compete in an all-night challenge for the patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A group of students educate the student body on St. Jude and recruit teams of six to participate in Up 'til Dawn. Teams fundraise through various side events and then come together to celebrate their accomplishments at the Up 'til Dawn celebration event. Students sacrifice a night of sleep at this event in honor of the patients and their families that have many sleepless nights at the hospital. Join the movement. Dedicate yourself to this worthy cause. Up 'til Dawn, a student-run organization, benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We are a low-time commitment organization that raises money through a letter writing campaign. We host two major events. First, is the All Teams Meeting which takes place in the Fall semester and is where participants send out pre-written letters to their family and friends. The Finale takes place during the Spring semester and is a huge party where we stay up all night and celebrate how much money we raised for the kids at St. Jude!

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The World Change Coalition

World Change Coalition The purpose of the World Change Coalition (WCC) is multi-faceted in nature: to focus on national issues such as global crises, failing educational systems, racial and cultural dissension, poverty, and others that are tearing our world apart. The WCC primary goal is to implement projects that elicit global and cultural awareness, religious tolerance, and environmental health. The WCC acts a platform to foster peer collaboration and ignite action; addressing manners of utmost importance like promoting dynamic educational opportunities for underprivileged students or assisting the repressed population gain their voice via WCC sponsored differential project implementation. The World Change Coalition is a national, 501c3 non-profit organization that brings together individuals of all races, religions, and political/social backgrounds to work together to move our world forward. With the focus on implementing service-oriented and charitable projects that produce positive effects upon communities around the world, members of the World Change Coalition will mature into internationally minded global citizens who lead through value-oriented actions.

Civic engagment

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