The Center for Social Impact is OPEN with limited staff. The rest of our team continues to work from home to help reduce community spread of COVID-19. We are always available via phone or email, and we would be happy to help you! Contact information for each team member can be found on our "About Us" page. Stay safe and well!

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Developing Active Citizens Who Make A Social Impact on Our Communities

At the Center for Social Impact we use curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular student experiences in six diverse pathways of social impact, listed below. Whether a student, faculty, or community member, you can participate in various programs and events, volunteer or recruit volunteers, and enhance your academic experience through our coursework and scholar distinction. Learn more about what we offer for getting involved.

What is Social Impact?

A significant, positive change that addresses a pressing, community-identified social issue in a sustainable and just way.

Contributes to a greater good or positive social change

Addresses a pressing, community-identified issue

Commits to social change that is sustainable and just

The Six Pathways of Social Impact

Developed in 2010 by Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service, The Six Pathways of Social Impact describe a range of possibilities by which we can make a contribution to the common good. The pathways intersect and overlap, demonstrating the interdependent nature inherent in working toward the common good. No one path is superior to another, and people move in and out of these pathways over time. Learn more about each individual pathway.

Direct Service
Community Engaged Learning & Research
Social Entreprenuership and Corporate Social Responsibility
Policity and Governance
Community Organizing and Activism

The Active Citizen Continuum

In combination with the Six Pathways of Social Impact, our center utilizes the Active Citizen Continuum. Developed by Break Away, a national Alternative Break nonprofit, this is a powerful framework that does not put people into permanent categories, but instead give language to the journey one takes as they become more engaged, inquisitive, and forward-thinking toward active citizenship. By combining the Pathways of Social Impact and the Active Citizen Continuum to encompass a broader venue for active citizenship, we design programs, initiatives, and collaborations to move students along the continuum from pathway entry points to more substantial community learning experiences.


Not concerned with their
role in social problems.



Well-intentioned but not well-
educated about social issues.


Conscientious Citizens

Concerned with discovering
root causes; asks why?


Active Citizen

Community becomes a priority
in values and life choices.

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Maps of UVU with Student Center cirlced

Center for Social Impact: Room SC-105 | Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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