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Bishop’s University is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive community that fosters deep engagement in university life. A wide variety of extracurricular activities is available to students, providing a rewarding and fulfilling university experience that will prepare them for the world.

Students can also participate in volunteer opportunities at local community organizations in Lennoxville and Sherbrooke.

The ENGAGE program officially recognizes students’ involvement in learning opportunities outside the classroom.

What is ENGAGE:

ENGAGE is the Co-Curricular Record at Bishop’s University.

  • The ENGAGE program is designed to track, verify and validate students’ leadership positions, organizational memberships, volunteer work and other significant involvement in activities outside the classroom that are not documented on the academic transcript.
  • Enrollment in the ENGAGE program is completely voluntary and must be initiated by the student.
  • Bishop’s University endorses this certificate as an official document when signed by the Vice-President of Student Affairs.
  • Students receive their certificate upon graduation.

ENGAGE is a great way to transform your co-curricular activities into valued experience for future employers and graduate school!

Quick Facts:

  • The co-curricular program was established at Bishop’s University in January 2007.
  • Students’ participation rate per academic year* (*calculated every year in June: percentage of students who obtain an ENGAGE certificate upon graduation):
    • 2016-2017: 33%
    • 2017-2018: 35%
    • 2018-2019: 30%
    • More recent data is coming soon!

ENGAGE Certificate Sample

What types of activities are recognized by the program?

There are a multitude of activities and positions that are eligible for recognition, including leadership positions, extra-curricular activities (clubs/groups memberships), volunteer work on and off-campus, and participation in professional development opportunities (attendance to workshops or conferences that are not for academic credits). The program constantly evolves with the addition of new activities and initiatives.

ENGAGE Activities Directory

Why is this valuable?

  • Encourages students to be engaged in the community; students can then grow their network and career connections through out-of-classroom activities while making a difference in the community.
  • Enhances students’ learning experience at Bishop’s University as they actively engage in meaningful activities outside the classroom.
  • Through their involvement, students can gain relevant experience and core employability skills that can be leveraged in an active job search. For the post-secondary student who does not yet have professional work experience to list on their resume, participation in a co-curricular activity can provide the opportunity to develop these much-needed employability skills and experiences.
  • The ENGAGE certificate can complement the academic transcript and can transform out-of-classroom activities into valued experience for future employers and graduate school.

When should I start?

As soon as you have committed to an activity, you should access the ENGAGE program and add it to your profile.

  • Students are responsible for updating their profile throughout the academic year to ensure that all activities are verified and validated in a timely manner.
  • You must add your activities on a semester basis. Activities are not retroactive (except if you were previously enrolled in LEAP).
  • View the schedule and deadlines.
  • Activities will be validated at the end of each semester by the assigned validator. Faculty, staff, SRC Executives and supervisors at community organizations can act as validators.

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