Community Outreach

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.

Outreach Guidelines

  • 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
Phone: 407-823-3126

Mailing Address:
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