Interested in combining service and civic engagement with your academics? There are a wide range of service-related courses at Princeton that can help you develop your own unique academic trajectory.

Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship

The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) connects students' academic work with their interests in, and concerns for, local, regional, national, and international communities. ProCES courses have either an optional or required community-engaged learning component. ProCES courses are also recommended for Service Focus.

Service Focus

Service Focus is open to first-year students at Princeton University. It runs from the spring of the first year through the spring of sophomore year. Students receive support for summer service internships, connect with a close-knit peer group, mentorship from Princeton faculty, and engage in service-related coursework. 

Service Leadership Course

The Service Leadership Course is designed to provide online training for Princeton University students as future civic leaders. Through this co-curricular experience, undergraduate and graduate students can build their knowledge and develop practical skills that will equip them with the tools and resources necessary to make a positive impact in their communities. 

The Service Leadership Course includes four themed series:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Communications for Advocacy
  • Partnership
  • Professional Development

Each series has been designed to build core skills and knowledge to support and expand students' proficiency in service and civic engagement. The four series can be taken in any order and at the students' own pace. 

Take the Course

The Service Leadership Course is currently open to Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students. Interested students can access the course through Canvas using their Princeton University netID. 

Certificate of Completion

For students who complete all modules within a series or for students that complete all four series in the Service Leadership Course, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement will recognize their participation with a Certificate of Completion. This certificate acknowledges that a student participate in and successfully completed the training modules. Students are encouraged to list their training participation on their resume as part of their co-curricular experiences. If you would like to request a Certificate of Completion, please email [email protected] with "Service Leadership Course Certificate of Completion" in the subject line. 


If you have any questions about the Service Leadership Course, please email [email protected] with "Service Leadership Course Question" in the subject line and a member of the Pace Center team will get back to you as soon as possible.