Colorado School of Mines, in partnership with local communities, thrives to advance student learning, leadership, and citizenship by instilling students with a sense of civic responsibility within a complex and changing world. 




Colorado School of Mines works to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and develop the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. We promote the quality of life in our community, through both political and non-political processes.

The Ben H. Parker Student Center will have a polling station for the 2020 general election and maybe for the primaries too!

Get ready to make your voice heard by getting involved!



Community Wellness is about the ability and willingness of people to act together – in good times, and in bad – in ways which benefit everyone.  In communities as small as ours, everyone can be affected and everyone can have a large impact.

Volunteer to join the Green Team at Mines and help make Mines a more sustainable campus!

Learn more about specific opportunities HERE!

The Colorado School of Mines Peace Corps Prep certificate program(PCP) is a partnership between Mines and the US Peace Corps . PCP helps you become a better global citizen and shows employers you are an engineer with heart!  PCP creates a framework for you to build competencies critical to intercultural field work, integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge if you decide to apply for Peace Corps service.

There is no commitment to Peace Corps when you apply to the certificate program.

SAFEzone is a interactive 90 minute to 2 hour training designed for faculty, staff, and students. This training is an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Administered by representatives of Mines’ oSTEM chapter, we hope to foster an inclusive environment on campus.

Find upcoming trainings here


Mines students engage in processes that help prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve their full potential.  We promote this development through activities and experiences that help youth grow socially, ethically, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.  


We promote healthy lifestyles through numerous preventative programs, promoting healthy life styles, and through community response. 

Digger Drive is a Safe Ride Program designed to be a free, non-judgmental service for Mines students that require a ride home under circumstances where their planned mode of transportation is compromised.

Learn more HERE!


Access to food for an active, healthy life is essential for the collective success of our community.  Mines strives to ensure that members of our community have access to resources to ultimately eliminate food insecurity on our campus and in the great Golden area. 

Help fight Hunger on Campus! Food donation bins are located next to Blaster’s Basket in the Student Center.

Contact Blaster’s Basket  on Campus Committee at 303-273-3388.

Earthworks has a small garden plot at Golden Community Garden, and anyone can participate in gardening. They have gardening days every two weeks.  If anyone is interested in going to the gardening days, they can email Alice Hakala at .


Multiple events are hosted throughout the year to introduce students to a variety of social issues facing local and global citizens.  

Helluva Service Day is Mines’ signature service event!  Registration is coming soon!


Register for LAIS 376 – Community Engagement Through Service Learning 

Learn to track your volunteer hours on Engage

Familiarize yourself with the PARE Model