At Wartburg we recognize that the community is our partner and an essential component in providing our students with meaningful real life experiences that are an extension of their classroom learning. The following links will provide more information about some of the partnerships we have established.
Waverly Health Center
Through this partnership with the Waverly Health Center (WHC), Wartburg pre-med biology majors volunteer 30 hours at WHC during their sophomore year. After completing this requirement, they shadow physicians in general surgery, OB/GYN, emergency room and family practice during their junior year. This program gives Wartburg students a leg up as they apply to medical school and provides WHC with much needed volunteer support. For more information please contact Jo Dorrance.
The Civic Scholars Program consists of people from local businesses, non-profit agencies, and other individuals who would like to share their experiences in their work and lives with the Wartburg community. Civic Scholars exists as a resource for Wartburg faculty, staff, and student groups to bring in speakers to talk to their classes and groups and learn from community members.
School Partnership Programs
A variety of programs and relationships have been developed to meet the needs of local school districts and their faculty and students.
Community Builders is an ongoing collaborative experiential learning project, under the auspices of the Leadership Institute and Education Department, in which Wartburg College students work with youth and senior citizens to meet the mutually reciprocal needs of all those involved. The purpose of this project is to use the assets of community members with different backgrounds and skills to build and strengthen the community they share.
Public Scholarship Grants
The Center for Community Engagement assists in funding numerous public scholarship opportunities.