The Civic Action Network is a collaborative coalition of student organizations committed to exchanging ideas, engaging in deliberative dialogue, and creating programming in the area of civic engagement. Started in 2019, this coalition aims to expand the culture of civic engagement on campus by bringing together likeminded leaders through civic action. The coalition invites you to connect through programs and stay informed about civic engagement activities through the Civic Action Newsletter (registration below), the Service Site, and by contacting us directly.
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Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed national service organization that was founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America and is committed to providing leadership, friendship and service to the colleges, communities and nations that we are a part of. Currently there are over 350 Alpha Phi Omega chapters in college throughout the United States. The Iota Lambda Chapter at NC State was founded in 1950 and today has over 100 active members. We conduct service throughout the NC State community and the Raleigh area and are a diverse group of people from many different backgrounds and majors. We strive to help each individual member develop leadership skills, experience friendship on many levels and provide service to others. Some groups we work with on a regular basis include: Boys & Girls Club, Raleigh Parks and Rec, Well Fed Community Garden, and many more!
American Justice Corps is a student-led organization that focuses on mentorship, and has been developed for the purpose of minimizing the recidivism rate, or the rate of re-suspension, within Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Additionally, we are working to help students break from the cycle of suspension to reduce the likelihood that they will become part of the School-To-Prison Pipeline.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society. Here at NC State, we pair our students with someone in the community with a disability for the academic year. We also host really fun social events for our buddy pairs!
The NCSU Chapter of Circle K International will be the prominent, inclusive, and
impactful student-led organization helping to improve the quality of life for the people of Triangle Area with a focus on children and NCSU students through
service, leadership and fellowship.
The NC State chapter of Engineers Without Borders is a student organization dedicated to building a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. The chapter strives to develop sustainable engineering practices in local and international communities through research, education, and networking by building on existing infrastructure with committed members, consistent funding, and technical expertise. All majors are welcome!
Feed the Pack is NC State’s student run on campus food pantry. As NC State’s food pantry, Feed the Pack is an organization dedicated to addressing the issue of food insecurity and supporting the Wolfpack community through our mission of meeting the food needs of our NC State community with dignity and respect. Located in the Quad Commons, Feed the Pack serves students, faculty, and staff of NC State year-round. Feed the Pack relies on volunteers to operate the pantry and assist with events. Feed the Pack also offers the chance to get involved by hosting food drives and partnering with organizations and programs on and off campus. Please visit our website to learn more about how you can help us in the fight against food insecurity.
Greater Good Textile Group (GGTG) is a campus organization dedicated to spreading the awareness of sustainability in the textile industry while also being a supporting advocate for the ethical and humane treatment of industry workers. We aim to do this through the management of several service, educational, and campus-wide projects.
Omega Phi Alpha (OPA) is an on-campus organization of around 50 members that focuses on service in six main areas: fellow sisters, on-campus, local community, nations of the world, mental health awareness, and the presidents chosen project. We also promote diversity, leadership, friendship, and sustainability through events and workshops all semester long!
The Rural Health Outreach Club (or RHOC) is a student-led organization that was founded with the purpose of educating students on the value of Rural Health and subsequent healthcare in North Carolina. The RHOC will allow students to become involved in on-campus and community service activities aimed to improve health, wellbeing and understanding of current issues in rural North Carolina. This club welcomes Medical/Podiatry, Dental, Optometry, Pharmacy, PA/Nursing, PT/OT, Public Health, and any other student interested in Rural Health.
Special Olympics Club at NC State works to unite college students and people with intellectual disabilities to enhance their lives through sport, friendship, advocacy, and other activities. Examples of theses activities include a “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign, inclusive sports, and other events that bring inclusion and acceptance to NC State while helping to lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.
Students for Immigrant Rights and Equality’s purpose is to provide a space where students can share their passion for advocacy of immigrant rights and take action in their own way to protect these rights. We strive to educate our community, spread awareness of pressing immigrant issues, take civil political action, and provide volunteer opportunities to work with immigrant communities. In the past, we’ve helped undocumented immigrants in sanctuary, attended protests, visited immigration detention centers, and hosted Charlas for Change where speakers lead discussions about immigration topics.
Wolves for Water is an organization paired with Wine to Water, an international non-profit, and our mission is to provide people with access to clean water and sanitation through fundraising, filtration, seminars, and much more. We are an organization made up of all years and majors at NC State where we all care deeply about water and the necessity of it as a basic human right for all. Our major events are a water walk in the fall and a filter build in the spring. we also participate in other sustainability events and fundraisers throughout the school year.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) On Campus is a student-run, student-led organization that provides mental health support, education and advocacy on the campus of North Carolina State University. Our mission is to improve the lives of students who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, increase the awareness of mental health services on campus, and to eliminate the stigma students with mental illness face.
Food Recovery Network
Our goal is to help both food justice and waste reduction, FRN guides college students through the process of recovering viable food leftovers from dining halls and donating to local food banks, soup kitchens, and nearby shelters. Doing so helps reduce landfill methane emission coming from wasted food and the significant amount of energy and water being used in the production and disposal of untouched food. As well as help reduce food insecurity in American households. Since forming in 2015, the FRN at NC State chapter has redistributed over 16,000 pounds of leftovers from Clark, Fountain, University Towers, athletic events, RAVE catered events, and more. We constantly strive to expand our impact to other campus dining halls and other shelters in Raleigh. We are looking for volunteers and those interested in making a difference on campus through sustainability and community service.
Spring Social – Thursday, April 21, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, in the Student Involvement Suite, Talley 4210
How to Join the Civic Action Network
Before joining the Civic Action Network, we invite you to watch this short video explaining the benefits and requirements of membership.
Afterward, we ask that you please complete this Registration Form. Once you complete the form, you will receive an invitation from our office to join CAN.
If you have any questions, you can contact our team via email by clicking here. Thank you for your interest in the Civic Action Network!