Social Commitment

In Mexico it is mandatory for all undergraduate students from any university to comply with a certain number of hours of volunteer work. This work is called “Social Service” and is typically done in a government institution.

For UP Campus Bonaterra, however, volunteer work is more than just a requirement: it is seen as complementary to human development. Apart from the mandatory Social Service, students are encouraged to participate in University projects which promote and comply with institutional objectives and contribute to social welfare within the community. 

Mission

Fight social problems such as school dropouts, addictions, suicide a poverty through education and work. Achieve the participation of students, business and industry leaders, the government, and communities in subsidiary projects that contribute to the welfare of all involved.

Vision

Be a university model of community intervention in order to general sustainable social development in the state of Aguascalientes.

Social service

Requirements

Look for the information below, depending on your student status:

Freshmen may only participate in intramural volunteer projects or in extramural projects which are authorized by the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work.

After completing 30% of your credits, you can participate in either intramural projects or in one of the Institutions authorized by the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work.

Upon completing 60% of the credits, you can still participate in the intramural or extramural projects in institutions which have agreements with the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work UP. At this point, you may also register to comply with the mandatory social service in a government institution or an NGO. The work you will carry out there must be previously authorized by the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work.

Once you have registered to a project, you will turn in your affiliation letter to the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work. This letter confirms that you have been accepted by the Institution.

Carry out your Social Service.

Social Service will be done in no less than 6 months and no more than 2 years.

Once you have finished the Social Service, turn in your certification letter to the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work. This letter confirms you have complied with the required number of hours.

Confirm with the Department of Service Learning and Volunteer Work that the final letter was received by the Department of Student Affairs.

Principales proyectos apoyados

All our work has a dimensional objective:  to provoke a change in the community through participation and work. Another goal is to have our students make a commitment to society beginning in their university days and continuing throughout their professional lives. We hope to sensitize our students to their role in elevating the social, cultural, and economic level of the country. Through strategic participation, we can achieve a radical change in society, especially in the neediest communities.

 

After-school classes for development of social skills for children in kindergarten, primary and secondary school. The goal is to determine the abilities of each student participant to promote their staying in school, and taking full advantage of the knowledge acquired.

This program seeks to involve single mothers in their human formation and in the development of sustainable productive projects to improve their economy. The program helps train them as micro-entrepreneurs.

Recreational program for girls and young women. Here they can learn life skills and values that will allow them an integral development. They learn to respect and to demand respect and to achieve sustainable development for their families and their community.

Recreational program for boys and young men from Betulia. Here the receive life skills such as values, job training, and cultural activities. The objective is to form young men who will respect other members of the community and who will contribute to its sustainable development.

Club for older adults, who interact with university students through a series of activities such as talks, dominoes, dancing, reading clubs, etc.

This program aims to teach foreign languages to children from different communities. This will broaden their horizons and perspectives.

The objective of this program is to foster learning and the development of a career plan in young people. The program aims to help them transform their experiences and interests into short-, medium-, and long-term goals.

This program aims to furnish community children with school supplies. The program seeks sponsors and donations to ensure that every child has what he or she needs in terms of learning materials.

This student-led group seeks to inform young people about topics related to addictions. The purpose is to train young people who can then spread the message to others.

The program first carries out a survey in regards to the living conditions of University service personnel. Student participants then work together with construction professionals to improve housing infrastructure and design, and improve living conditions for the staff.

Contact for institutional projects

Lic. Lizbeth Alejandra Jiménez Orenday

ljimenezo@up.edu.mx

Tel. (44) 910 6200, ext. 7140

Fundadores Building, ground floor

Schedule 9am to 2pm and from 4 to 7pm

Contact for Social Service

Lic. Antonio Franco Romo

afrancor@up.edu.mx

Tel. (449) 910 6200, ext. 7140

Fundadores Building, ground floor

Schedule 9am to 2pm and from 4 to 7pm