Bonner Students

About the Bonner Students Advising Program

Developed by the Bonner Foundation, a national philanthropic organization based in Princeton, New Jersey, the Bonner Leaders Program works to transform not only the students who are directly supported by the program, but also the campus and community in which they serve and learn. At the core of the Bonner Leaders Program is the belief that colleges play a vital societal role in nurturing and mobilitization thoughtful, caring , and diverse leaders dedicated to community service. The Rollins college Bonner Leaders Program is the a cohort-based community service program that pairs undergraduate students in our Liberal Arts Program with local nonprofit organizations in an intensive and sustained manner. The program achieves this by: 

  • Providing access to a college education for students who have a proven desire to serve
  • Affording students the opportunity to engage their talents and leadership in strengthening communities
  • Channeling the energies of students, faculty, and staff to make significant contributions to the local community. 
  • Working to improve people's lives, enhance the environment, and build stronger communities
  • Helping the College further a culture of service so that more students are involved in these efforts every day.

To learn more about Bonner Leaders program, please see the program Website

First Year

  • Enrolled in a 1-2 credit course focusing on training and enrichment
  • Enrolled in intercession course in conjunction with first-year Alfond Scholars
  • Option to complete Summer of Service

Every Year

  • 6-8 hours of service per week with a community partner and 2-4 hours per week of training and enrichment
  • Engage in One on One meetings with Bonner Leadership Team members periodically
  • Participation in Fall Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner leaders in every cohort
  • Participation in Spring Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner Leaders in every cohort
  • Fulfillment of an internship (part-time or full-time) with a non-profit or governmental agency over the Summer (only during one Summer of Rollins career)

Second Year

  • Enrolled in a 1-2 credit course focusing on training and enrichment
  • Participation in Sophomore Exchange, where the Rollins Bonner Program partners with another school to engage in service
  • Option to complete Summer of Service

Every Year

  • 6-8 hours of service per week with a community partner and 2-4 hours per week of training and enrichment
  • Engage in One on One meetings with Bonner Leadership Team members periodically
  • Participation in Fall Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner leaders in every cohort
  • Participation in Spring Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner Leaders in every cohort
  • Fulfillment of an internship (part-time or full-time) with a non-profit or governmental agency over the Summer (only during one Summer of Rollins career)

Junior Year

  • Enrolled in a 1-2 credit course focusing on training and enrichment
  • Final year to complete Summer of Service

Every Year

  • 6-8 hours of service per week with a community partner and 2-4 hours per week of training and enrichment
  • Engage in One on One meetings with Bonner Leadership Team members periodically
  • Participation in Fall Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner leaders in every cohort
  • Participation in Spring Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner Leaders in every cohort
  • Fulfillment of an internship (part-time or full-time) with a non-profit or governmental agency over the Summer (only during one Summer of Rollins career)

Senior Year

  • Completion of senior capstone project and presentation, which is the culmination of what was learned throughout participation in the program

Every Year

  • 6-8 hours of service per week with a community partner and 2-4 hours per week of training and enrichment
  • Engage in One on One meetings with Bonner Leadership Team members periodically
  • Participation in Fall Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner leaders in every cohort
  • Participation in Spring Bonner Retreat, a weekend spent with all other Bonner Leaders in every cohort
  • Fulfillment of an internship (part-time or full-time) with a non-profit or governmental agency over the Summer (only during one Summer of Rollins career)