Current Students

Community Service

We believe learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. The people and places in our communities offer lessons that complement and reinforce classroom-based learning. Students will accumulate 50 hours of community service while at USF, in their hometown or Tampa Bay community. 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. 

Community service hours are logged on the Co-Curricular Transcript through BullSync. Service hours may overlap with those required for the Global Citizen Award, or other pre-professional goals. Use BullSync to find service and log your hours. 

RECOMMENDATIONS

LEARN MORE:

  • 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.


LOG HOURS ON BULLSYNC

LEARN MORE:

  • 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. 


FALL 2019 FTIC ADMITS AND SPRING 2020 ADMITS & ONWARD
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

First-year students admitted Fall 2019 onward and all students admitted Spring 2020 onward must also complete the Community Service Canvas Course (see below). 

COMMUNITY SERVICE CANVAS 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.