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Community Hornets

Giving through service to ESU and the community

Giving is part of Emporia State’s DNA

Our Hornets are changing the community through community service hours. In fact, most of our students participate in community service hours. One example is our student-athletes, who donated nearly 4,800 hours of community service to rank ninth in the nation among NCAA Division II schools in 2019-20. 

You can make a difference, too

There are many ways you can participate in service through Community Hornets. Community Hornets is dedicated to connecting Emporia State University students, faculty and staff to service projects in the city of Emporia and surrounding communities. Through its service programs, Community Hornets is committed to engaging campus life in the opportunity and reward of volunteerism at the local, regional and national levels.

Join us in changing the world

Our students make difference every single day. Follow the links below to explore Community Hornets and see how you can get involved.

Contact Us

Center for Student Involvement


Jack Jewett, Coordinator

Katie Webb, Coordinator

Blythe Eddy, Director

Eliza Rinck, Graduate Assistant

Corky's Cupboard

Corky's Cupboard

Offering temporary food assistance to students in need. Now offering fresh fruit, veggies and school supplies.

Corky's Cupboard web page
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Providing an opportunity for students to learn about volunteerism and culture in an active, hands-on environment


Tree Campus Higher Education

ESU has been recognized by the Tree Campus Higher Education of the Arbor Day Foundation recognition program for the past 7 years.

Tree Campus
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Basic Needs Coalition

Collaborates on addressing issues that are barriers to Emporia State University students’ success.

Basic Needs Coalition
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Community Impact Challenge

Inspiring students to make an impact for the common good.

Community Impact Challenge
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EAT Initiative

A collaborative and interdisciplinary effort to combat food insecurity

EAT Initiative
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Service Opportunities

The Agency + Opportunity directory is your guide to service opportunities.

Service Opportunities