60,000 Hour Challenge

UWM60-Black-2clr_WEBUWM is a university without boundaries. More than any other institution of higher education in Wisconsin, we have invested in, created a culture of, and are committed to civic engagement and campus / community partnerships.  This commitment is reflected in the approximately 50,000 hours of service tracked in the 2015-16 school year. UWMs culture of civic engagement, and practice of creating opportunities to service locally, nationally and globally is vital to our state, as 90% of UWM graduates remain in Wisconsin, and therefore we shape a lot of the state’s future leaders.

UWM’s 60th Anniversary provides an opportunity to celebrate and challenge ourselves around civic engagement. In conjunction with the Chancellor’s office, the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR) will provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff, and alumni to complete 60,000 hours of community engagement during the 2016-17 school year.

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The following types of service count:

  • Service done that helps a local non-profit or government entity in the community meet its goals.
  • Service must be non-partisan and must not involve proselytizing.
  • Service must be off-campus and of benefit to agencies outside of the university; we are looking outward on this initative.


Students, faculty, staff, UWM retirees, and alumni can record their hours using the form below. Please note service-learning, CLIP hours, Make a Difference Day, and other CCBLLR one-day events do not need to be recorded; these records are kept.

60,000 Hour Challenge - Individual Form


60,000 Hour Challenge - Group Form