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Community Service

Service is at the heart of the Judy Genshaft Honors College. Care and concern for others motivates the administration, faculty and staff of the College, but we also seek to model for students how intellectually and professionally rewarding service can be. We want to demonstrate that service is a form of learning — one that can last your entire life, and extend beyond the four walls of the classroom.

The people, places, and ideas present in our community — local or global — offer lessons that complement and reinforce those acquired on campus. Embarking on a service project with a partner organization in the community allows us to learn from our experiences there, while also lending our abilities, knowledge, skills, and perspectives for the public good.

In our College, "service" means that you are participating with an established community partner in an organized activity that meets identified community needs, and are reflecting on the activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of social problem-solving, civic responsibility, and your own personal, interpersonal, and academic development.

Community Service Requirements

Students who joined the Judy Genshaft Honors College as freshmen are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of service during the time they are enrolled as undergraduates. Transfer/continuing students must complete a minimum of 25 service hours upon admission to the Judy Genshaft Honors College. 
 
First year students admitted Fall 2019 onward and all students admitted Spring 2020 onward must also complete the Community Service Canvas Course. 

 

Recommendations:

Find a partner and begin your service as soon as possible. Your service project could influence your choice of major, inspire your research, or impact your future career — so don't delay! Embark on this journey now so you can reap the rewards (and the scholarship money) sooner.

Complete all of your hours with one organization if possible. Sustained involvement results in better relationships with your community partner, more effective service work, and improved learning for students.

Documenting your service hours:

  • Log service hours with tools such as BullSync, a supervisor letter, official hour logs, or other documentation. These documents must be accompanied by a supervisor's name and contact information.

How to log community service hours on BullSync

  • Launch BullSync
  • Use the “Sign-in” button in the top right corner of the screen to log in with your NetID.
  • Click on your account picture to open the menu on the right side of the screen.
  • Select "Experiences"
  • Click the blue "Add Experience" button on the right side of the screen.
  • In the drop-down bar, select "Community Service"
  • Fill out the form in its entirety, along with attaching a “Reporting Service Hours Form” (Found at the bottom of the CLCE’s BullSync page, in the “Documents” section)

Note: Having service hours confirmed on BullSync may take several days. Confirmation will arrive by email. 

  • First year students admitted Fall 2019 onward and all students admitted Spring 2020 onward must also complete the Community Service Canvas Course. 

Community Service Course Information

You must pass the course with a grade of 80% or higher in order to receive credit for completion. Join the course here
 
Learning Outcomes will help you: 

  • Understand the value of community service to you and your partner;
  • Find an organization match;
  • Prepare to be an ethical and engaged partner; 
  • Demonstrate the value of reflecting on your experiences;
  • Document your service hours so that you may receive your $600 Honors scholarship. 

 Note: While students admitted prior to Fall 2019 are not required to complete our Canvas course, we strongly recommend using it as a guide before, during, and after your service experience.  

  • Upon completion of the required hours, upload all documents of service as a single PDF file into the Community Service Form. Hours logged through BullSync are easily compiled for submission in the form.