Group of young men stand alongside river where they have cleaned up litter

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership outlines Civic Engagement on four main principles that not only affect our students as an individual, but our campus/greater campus community. Through the social change model,

 the areas of focus are:

  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
  • Democracy
  • Service
  • Accessibility

By engaging in this model students will develop life skills from their co-curricular experience. These skills will allow students to be marketable and confident as they enter their life after graduation. If you have any questions or would like to find ways to get involved, please contact Mike Kennedy.


MASSPIRG is a statewide student-run non-profit organization with chapters on college campuses across the state, including here at UMass Lowell. With MASSPIRG, students work alongside professional organizers and advocates to create a more meaningful future. MASSPIRG gives students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship. Both here on campus and out in the world, we mobilize students to investigate big social problems, come up with practical solutions and get decision-makers to act.

Omicron Delta Kappa

UMass Lowell is proud of our prestigious circle of the National Leadership Honor Society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). ODK exemplifies the top 35% of students on our campus. The national pillars allow us to focus on all aspects of campus life with values in academics, service, leadership, collaboration, and most importantly inclusion. Each Fall we host a leadership day to offer students skills that can be used thought the lives as students and beyond. In the Spring to honor the national founding date of Omicron Delta Kappa, we host our annual Day of Service. 

River Hawks In Service


Did you enjoy giving back to those around you or supporting your community members? This is the group for you! River Hawks In Service was built to give fellow River Hawks the opportunity to do community service with local nonprofit organizations. This group has held various service opportunities that are hands-on experiences to impact the Greater Lowell Community.