Political, Service & Social Advocacy
In service learning courses, you apply classroom learning to real community challenges, enhancing your academic experience while providing services to local community-based organizations. You can also get involved, individually or through student clubs, with nonprofit organizations such as homeless shelters, after-school programs, and environmental agencies.
The Office of Service Learning and Community Action provides the resources, information, and guidance to help you identify community opportunities that capture your interest, advance your learning, and develop your social awareness.
Political, Service, and Advocacy Organizations
The mission of CPLA is to awaken students' passion for communication, politics, and law and to turn their political interest into political action.
Earth Emerson works to promote environmental awareness and stewardship and to better the campus, community, and global environment through student action. Annual activities include fundraisers, benefit concerts, recycling, hiking, community clean-ups, and campus greening projects.
Emerson College Model United Nations empowers students to take an active interest in learning about the world while teaching advocacy and diplomacy in the context of international affairs. Members participate in committee session simulations modeled after the diplomatic process of the United Nations and cooperate with each other to develop resolutions for real-world issues. ECMUN seeks to hone the skills of informational analysis, critical thinking, and communication, as well as emphasize the importance of respect and collaboration.
The Emerson College Democrats is an organization dedicated to promoting Democratic Party politics, educating the Emerson College student body, and creating and maintaining a lively political atmosphere to promote Democratic awareness.
Emerson Feminists has been organized to raise awareness of gender inequality at Emerson College and beyond by developing and promoting educational campaigns regarding issues relevant to campus activism and student life. Emerson Feminists also works to build coalitions with other progressive groups, as a means to promote and uphold our set of key values, including gender equality, eradication of rape culture, LGBTQQIAA advocacy, challenging patriarchal constructs, supporting multiculturalism, and promoting healthy attitudes and practices concerning sexuality.
Emerson Peace and Social Justice, formerly known as the Emerson Greens, is a non-hierarchical group of dedicated students working toward social and economic justice in the Emerson community, Boston, and beyond. Emerson Peace and Social Justice advocates and educates in any areas promoting a positive change in our environment, particularly in the areas of nonviolence, feminism, tolerance and diversity, social justice and equal opportunity, community-based economics, and ecological wisdom.
Healthy Options Peer Educators (H.O.P.E.)
H.O.P.E. is a volunteer group of undergraduate students who are dedicated to educating their peers about health and wellness issues important to college students. H.O.P.E. students are extensively trained on issues such as sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, eating disorders, and stress. They develop and deliver educational programs to Emerson students as a way of empowering them to make healthy choices! H.O.P.E. is affiliated with The Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Network, a national organization.
Office Location: Center for Health and Wellness, 216 Tremont Street; 617-824-8666
Imagine Students Reaching Out focuses on involving Emerson students with local community service projects. The idea is that while helping others, members develop leadership skills, have fun, and enrich the lives of others.