Students Promoting Action and Responsibility in the Community (S.P.A.R.C.) is a service-oriented pre-orientation program organized by staff and student leaders in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. Through S.P.A.R.C., you will provide direct service hours to local nonprofit organizations, while learning about the issues impacting Winston-Salem and building relationships with fellow Demon Deacons interested in living out the Pro Humanitate motto.

Over four action-filled days, you will volunteer in a group with other first-year students matched with an upper-class mentor. The mentors will lead you in service and reflection activities and serve as a guide for your first few days on campus. This program will also work closely with Deacon Camp to incorporate campus traditions into the service-oriented pre-orientation experience. 

S.P.A.R.C. accepts students on a rolling basis, with spots filled first-come, first-served. Specific program details, like the daily schedule, will be available in early August.

Registration Info



Scholarships available. Please indicate your need for financial assistance on the Pre-Orientation application. *Price subject to change.


August 17-20


Office of Civic and Community Engagement


June 30