Student Affairs

Community Service

The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning at Jackson State University, (the Harden Center), promotes all students toward improving the human condition through civic engagement. Through the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning, the university is able to continue to expand its role in cultivating and sustaining stronger communities. Your service in the community of a few hours a week will make a difference to people and the society.  The immersion in another culture deepens your understanding of our society in a way that goes beyond your preconceived orientation. Serving in the community helps students learn what challenges communities face and see how their work furthers the communitys' goals. It also helps build valuable relationships with the people whom you serve.  You can make a difference by supporting and contributing to meet a need in the community that affects the lives of the elderly, homeless, people with disabilities, schools, childcare centers and many other community organizations.

At Jackson State University, community service is more than a time-honored tradition, it’s a shared commitment by students, faculty and staff. Students and staff regularly donate their time and talent, around their class and work schedules, with the goal of making a positive difference at the university and in the community.  The energy and interests of this vast network of generous individuals is organized to increase the capacity of all entities at the university through service.The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning is very committed to broadening a spirit of service throughout the university and the community. 




National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in need of volunteers….


The Pearson Foundation needs volunteers….


Mission MS in need of volunteers…

JSU Kids Kollege in need of volunteers…

American Cancer Society in need of volunteers….

Catholic Charities in need of volunteers…..


Fall 2016 Community Service Form: 

Fall 2016 Community Service Form

Site Approvals:

Online Site Agreement Packet


Other Student Resources:

Community Service Appeal Process

Official Community Service Guideines

Fall 2016 agency partner list 

Checking My Community Service Transcript


Campus Organizations Community Service Project Approval Resources:

Before the project: All service projects must be submitted online at least two weeks before the date of the anticipated project. After the project: Sign-in forms must be submitted to The Harden Center, located in Suite 110, in Reddix Hall, within three (3) days of the final date of your service project. Please use the below sign-in sheet for each approved project. For questions regarding this process, please email Ms. Moore at

Community Service Project Approval Form (Student Organizations and Campus Departments Only)

JSU Community Service Project Approval Sign-In Sheet