USP Service Activities

Each semester, the University Scholars Program plans 3-4 service activties open to all Scholars.  Sign-up is typically first come, first served.  This is a great way to give back to your community while at the same time building community with your fellow Scholars.  Please note that these events do not count for Scholars Forum credit unless otherwise stated, and are not restricted to Scholars enrolled in Forum. Contact Chester Brewer ( for information on upcoming service activities, or to suggest future service opportunities.

Fall 2014

Service NC State Blood Drive
Thursday, August 21st
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Meet at the Sullivan Pyramids 
We invite you to help us help our campus community and those in need of lifesaving blood on Thursday August 21st at Carmichael Gymnasium. We'll be helping the Service NC State crew set up for this year's annual blood drive. It's a great cause that touches millions of lives every year. Come help us get things prepped for this awesome occasion. Sign-up will begin in early August. 

Tammy Lynn Center
Saturday, September 6
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Join us as we make crafts with the residents of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities near Centennial Campus. The Tammy Lynn Center residential program provides educational and therapeutic services in a safe environment to children and adults with special needs who require around-the clock care. Volunteering with the Center is very rewarding, so come join us! Sign-up will begin in August. 

Special Olympics: Over the Edge
Saturday, October 4
6:30 AM-11:00 AM
Meet under the Sullivan Hall Pyramids
There's an amazing feeling you get when you volunteer your time to help a worthy cause - we've all no doubt experienced that. There's an even more amazing feeling when you volunteer your time with the Special Olympics Over the Edge event Saturday October 4th. Over the Edge is the culmination to a fundraising event for the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Fundraisers who collected $1,000 in pledges will have the opportunity on Saturday October 4th to rappel over the edge of the Wells Fargo capitol center in down town Raleigh (that's 30 stories!!!). Breakfast will be provided.  Sign-up hereThis link will open in a new window by Friday, September 26th.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Yam Jam Gleaning
Saturday, October 25
8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
The excess production of area farms is a rich source of fresh, healthy produce. The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Field Gleaning program connects farmers who have excess crops with people who need fresh produce.  Join with your fellow Scholars for a "Yam Jam" to glean sweet potatoes to be donated to hunger relief organizations.  Sign-up will begin in September.