Forty six UNC Pembroke students spent Saturday, November 4 picking up trash along roads surrounding the university.
The students gathered 26 bags of trash and completed nearly 100 service hours, according to Dalton Hoffer, assistant director for Student Engagement. The cleanup initiative was led by the UNCP Serve Board to improve the environment and show pride for the community.
Students cleaned up along Prospect, University and Redmond roads, and N.C. 711. A majority of the volunteers were members of student organizations, including Phi Beta Sigma, SGA, Track Club, and NAACP.
The UNCP Serve Board developed the initiative to encourage more student organizations to get involved in DOT’s adopt-a-highway program. This event was in partnership with Robeson County Solid Waste’s Keep Robeson County Clean and Green initiative.
The UNCP Serve Board is made up of student representatives from organizations such as SGA and is chaired by Regan Scott, who serves as Student Service Leader for the Office for Community & Civic Engagement.
The board is responsible for carrying out a service project each month for the UNCP student body. Upcoming volunteer opportunities are Hunger and Homelessness Week (November 13-17) and MLK Week of Service (January 15-17). To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, visit serve.uncp.edu.