The Campus-Engaged Learning (CEL-1) activity enables first-year students to participate in campus life in meaningful ways that foster the development of skills in intercultural competencies and prepare students to take part in active community-building in campus settings.
Campus-Engaged Learning activities (CEL-1) must total a minimum of 40 hours, approximately equal to course contact hours. Of these, 20 hours will involve participation in campus education events focused on diversity, inclusion, equity and access in order to expand intercultural competencies; and 20 hours will consist of campus activities/projects of students’ choice that meet the goals of the requirement to work collaboratively in community and meet a community need. The student will document the fulfillment of the CEL-1 and reflect on it in the Division I retrospective essay.
The purpose of CEL-1 is for students to deepen their ability to engage with the community on campus. Not only are these skills important for becoming a part of the Hampshire community, they also prepare students to pursue other out-of-classroom learning, which can affect their educational path and enrich their experience at Hampshire.
CEL-1 activities should help with any or all of the following goals:
Check TheHub for current procedures for registering for and documenting CEL-1 activities.
Transfer students do not complete CEL-1 at the Division I level, but are required to complete CEL-2 at the Division II level.