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