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McDaniel students Michael Scott, left, and senior Jared Payne, both lacrosse players, cheer on Tournament of Champions athlete Jason Rivas, a seventh-grader at Montgomery Village Middle School.


With thousands of hours of service a year, the Center for Experience and Opportunity helps connect McDaniel College students with a wide variety of community engagement opportunities.

Students volunteer at Carroll Lutheran Village.

Do Good Get Involved

Recognized by President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and with countless partnerships around the world, the Center for Experience and Opportunity helps connect McDaniel College students with a wide variety of community engagement opportunities. 

Students find they can contribute to a cause they are passionate about, while also gaining valuable professional experience with so many diverse organizations that are within walking distance or a short drive away. With decades of proven dedication to social justice, McDaniel fosters involvement that changes lives!

Students volunteer at the annual Spring Clean-Up

A Main Street Community

Westminster is home to many nonprofit organizations, whose missions range from health education to literacy advocates, from environmental activism to youth work. 

Whether students want to gain extensive behind-scenes experience of working for a nonprofit, or want to get out into the community to volunteer for a day, we connect students to community organizations and campus organizations dedicated to creating meaningful experiences and improving the world!

    Students learn more about our Westminster Partners and how to get involved.

    Special Opportunities

    Entrepreneurship Competition: your own venture (including social enterprises) and win up to $5,000 and start-up mentorship.

    Griswold-Zepp in Student Volunteerism Award: Propose your own community-service project. In past years, students who won the Griswold-Zepp Award have taught social media workshops to nonprofits and sponsored a trip to West Virginia to study the water quality and engage in community clean-ups.

    Nationally Competitive Scholarships & Fellowships: McDaniel has a proven track record of helping students win competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

    McDaniel College Summer Intern Fellowship: The CEO sponsors a limited number of competitive need-based summer intern fellowship awards designed to help defray the cost of summer internships.

    A Caring Community

    Whether students volunteer locally, nationally, or globally - they make an impact. McDaniel College students consistently log 155,000+ hours of service each year, staying true to global engagement and social responsibility.

    Connect With Us

    The Center for Experience and Opportunity

    Phone: (410) 871-3305


    Roj Student Center
    2 College Hill
    Westminster, Maryland 21157-4390