Center for Community Engagement

Community Engagement Orientation Trip

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The Community Engagement Orientation Trip (CEOT) is a 2.5 day overnight trip for students during orientation. The trip is a fun, challenging, and intensive introduction to the communities in and around Amherst.

Over the course of 2.5 days, students are immersed in local communities as they are introduced to the people and organizations of the Pioneer Valley. Students on CEOT meet fellow new students and trip leaders who share common interests and passions. They begin to develop the knowledge and tools to integrate community service, activism, or social justice work into their four years at Amherst. 

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Goals of the Trip

1. Develop a deeper understanding of active citizenship, reciprocity and partnership in community work
2. Learn about  the communities of Amherst and Holyoke
3. Respectfully explore identity and relationships in diverse communities
4. Build a positive community and form long-lasting friendships

Register for the Trip

Ready to sign up? Fill out this quick registration form to reserve your CEOT spot.

Learn more about CEOT from some of the community members, trip leaders, and participants who have been involved with the trip in this introductory video.

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