Engaging with and serving the community is an important part of student-athletes’ holistic development. Community engagement allows student-athletes to broaden their perspectives while also building camaraderie with fellow student-athletes and those in the community as they make a positive impact.
Boys & Girls Club | Hashtag Lunch Bag
Florida Hospital for Children | Habitat for Humanity
Knight of Giving | Miracle League | Pack to Attack Hunger
Relay for Life | Second Harvest Food Bank
Knights Without Borders
An international/domestic week-long service learning initiative aimed at providing cross-cultural experiences while developing a sense of world unity. The inaugural KWOB trip was in 2013, since then trips include:
Costa Rica | Ireland | New Orleans
Panama | Puerto Rico | St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Outreach Requests from Charitable, Educational or Non-Profit Agencies
Request for UCF student-athletes can be done by completing the Outreach Request Form. Your request should be submitted a minimum of three weeks prior to the requested event. Please complete the form in its entirety, including:
- Nature of the request and the desired role of the student-athlete(s)
- Name of charitable, educational or non-profit agency
- Complete contact information including name, address, phone number, fax, and email
- Message, theme or focus of the requested event
- Date, time and location of the requested event
- Time commitment
- Number of guests attending the event
- Directions to and from the event from the UCF campus
Upon Receiving Your Request
- UCF Compliance staff will review your request to determine if the involvement of student-athletes is permissible under NCAA guidelines.
- If the request is deemed permissible by the compliance office, student-athletes will then be recruited to volunteer for the requested event. In some instances, time constraints prohibit student-athlete participation. In such instances, it may not be possible to secure volunteers.
- You will be notified within one week of the requested event if student-athletes have committed to volunteer, or if student-athletes are unable to attend.
- Student-athletes are not allowed to miss class for an outreach event
- Due to the heavy demands on student-athletes, request will not be accommodated during the first or last two weeks of any semester.
- Student-athlete participation is based on availability; there can be no guarantee of any specific Student-Athlete, coach or team.
- All outreach requests must be received a minimum of three-weeks prior to requested event.
- Outreach involving students typically must be targeted toward groups eighth grade and/or below due to NCAA Guidelines.
- Outreach locations must be within a 20 mile radius of UCF.
- No additional gifts or benefits can be provided to student-athlete volunteers, unless previously approved.
- Student-athletes' name or picture cannot be used for promotional ventures of any non-profit agency.
- UCF media staff may attend outreach events to shoot video or still photos of student-athlete involvement depending on availability.
Thank you for understanding the policies, procedures, and guidelines related to outreach request for UCF Student-Athletes.
Start the process by filling out the Student-Athlete Outreach Request Form.
Send Requests to:
Nicci Hopps, Director - Student-Athlete Welfare & Development
Office of Student-Athlete Welfare & Development
Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership
Garvy Family Commons, 1st Floor
4582 North Orion Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816