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UNIV 402 (3 credits) is required of students completing the Certificate in Civic Leadership. 

UNIV 402, offered each fall semester, prepares students to complete high-level, independent, community-based projects and enhances students’ inclination and capacity to lead in a variety of community settings. 

Students in UNIV 402 will move through three main stages in the development of their project proposal: (1) naming and framing the issue that their project will address; (2) defining a specific community need (and a specific location) that the project will target; (3) designing a creative, realistic, and appropriate plan to the to meet the community need. Students will be responsible for drafting relevant portions of their proposal during each of these stages.

UNIV 403 is an independent course that requires students to implement their projects under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students must complete the following requirements:

  • complete their proposed project during the following spring or summer;
  • present at the CCL Spring Showcase;
  • submit a final report and reflection.

Project Funding 
Students may apply for the Rich Family Endowment for Community Service for funding to support the project. Through the UNIV 402 course students will be guided through the funding proposal and application process. Students are free to apply for additional external funding or raise additional funds on their own in order to meet their project budget needs.


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Center for Civic Leadership
Rice Memorial Center, Room 208
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


Phone: 713-348-2223
Fax: 713-348-5885


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