“To lead is to serve” – PRINCEPS
When I was a senior in high school and deciding which college to attend, Longwood shined the brightest for me because of their commitment to citizen leadership through community engagement and Service. Being able to participate in community events and volunteer has always been one of the most important aspects of my life. So, when I was informed that nearly every student at Longwood graduates with an average of above 100 hours of community service, I knew that this was the right college for me to attend. There are even secret societies that are dedicated to promoting service!
Within the CHC, there are many ways to be involved with service. From something as small as taking a prospective student to lunch, to organizing and leading a weekend service retreat, there are limitless opportunities for everyone. A great example of the commitment to service that CHC scholars have is our Honors Student Association. I joined HSA my first semester at Longwood and quickly became very involved with it. Currently, I am the Community Service Executive Chair member and I plan to run for Vice President next year. As the Community Service chair, my biggest responsibility is organizing the semesterly weekend service retreat to Hull Springs Farm. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 retreat was canceled, but I already have plans for the Fall 2020 retreat!