The purpose of a collegiate 4-H program is service, leadership development and professional development. Collegiate 4-H activities can range from working directly with state, county, or local 4-H groups to serving as volunteer leaders for projects, educational workshops, contests, judging competitions, or assisting with service projects. Additionally, collegiate 4-H programs are to be actively involved in campus activities through the involvement in community service projects and promoting positive youth development.
Collegiate 4-H membership is open to any college student whether they have previously been in 4-H or not. As a member of a collegiate 4-H program students have the opportunity to interact and engage with faculty and staff of the state’s Extension and 4-H Programs, as well as work with volunteers and 4-H youth throughout their community and state. Membership allows collegiate 4-H members to explore career and volunteer opportunities within Cooperative Extension and 4-H. Attending professional development conferences, career networking events, and facilitating experiences for youth are all common activities in collegiate 4-H programs.
For information about collegiate 4-H at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville campus please contact:
Dr. Jill Rucker
Department of Agricultural Education, Communications, and Technology
Contact Dr. Angie Free, firstname.lastname@example.org for other questions regarding collegiate 4-H.