As Associate Dean and Professor in the Isenberg School and founder of the Isenberg Citizens First initiative, I welcome you to the Isenberg Citizens First website. I admire and respect your interest in this important program.
Isenberg Citizens First (ICF) recognizes that our students are citizens of the world, first and foremost, and that community matters and character counts in the context of a business career. The Isenberg Citizens First Initiative was designed to support Isenberg School students’ participation in positive efforts for our University campus and local community. The goal for our future business leaders in Isenberg is to build their own character as an integral part of their career and professional development. As such, ICF serves as the umbrella encompassing all volunteer service endeavors by Isenberg students. Those earning the ICF Certificate are earmarked to our recruiters and are recognized during the Isenberg graduation ceremony.
Explore the website and discover the pathways to:
Earn the Isenberg Good Citizen Certificate
ICF certification includes specific goals related to good citizen behaviors in the home/residence hall and professional work place, as well as through local and global community efforts. Broad requirements include 100 hours of service throughout a student’s time in Isenberg. Find more details under ICF Certificate Requirements.
Join in the ICF Activities
Participate in the annual “Hot Chocolate Run/Walk” in Northampton, Gratitude or Pay it Forward Days, the Isenberg Club Dodge Ball Tournament, and volunteer with one of our partner organizations. Check the schedule of events and partner list and get involved!
Become an ICF Partner Organization
ICF matches partner organizations with Isenberg student volunteers. The partner list is growing, but so is the ICF membership who want to volunteer. Complete the Partner Form to become a partner to make it easier to connect to Isenberg volunteers.
Start Your Own Citizens First Chapter
To start a chapter at your own institution, request our turnkey packet for help. We provide the overview, philosophy and goals of the program, organizational structure, tracking templates and all forms needed to launch a program at your college.