Service-Learning FAQs for Students

What is the difference between Service-Learning and Community Service?


Service-Learning is curriculum-based and structured as a class requirement in which students enroll and serve the community.  It includes both a classroom and an off-campus experience with a reflective component and meets the objectives and goals set forth by the instructor/course. In community service, the emphasis is placed on the people being helped and the service being offered.  These are services, which are identified by an institution of higher education, through formal or informal consultation with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations. Community Service is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, to solve particular problems related to their needs, including such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, disaster relief, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, and community improvement; among others.

Do I have to complete Service-Learning if I have already met the Graduation Service requirement?

Yes, even if you have completed the Graduation Service Requirement, if your professor requires Service-Learning hours for his/her course, you must complete the additional hours.

If I am enrolled in two (2) different courses at the same time that require Service-Learning hours, can I use the same worked hours twice?

No, each course requires a different set of hours.

Can I get paid while I am earning Service-Learning hours?

No

Can a Service-Learning site be a for-profit or non-profit site?

Yes, Service-Learning hours can be acquired at a for-profit or non-profit site upon prior approval of the site. 

 

First Summer Session  (June 1, 2016 – June 29, 2016)

When are the Service-Learning (Summer) deadlines for this semester?

June 10, 2016 Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

June 24, 2016 All Service-Learning Log-in forms are due to the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning (forms must be submitted by the professor only/NO EXCEPTIONS).  FIRM DEADLINE

Second Summer Session ( July 13,2016 – August 2, 2016)

When are the Service-Learning deadlines for this semester?

July 13, 2016- Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

July 25, 2016 – All Service-Learning Log-in forms are due to the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning (forms must be submitted by the professor only/NO EXCEPTIONS).  FIRM DEADLINE

 

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