Service activities are experiential learning opportunities with the intended purpose of contributing skills and resources to serve others. Service is an unpaid, non-punitive, intentional activity(ies) to benefit a community need.
Through the Service Experience, students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Articulate the essential practices of responsible citizenship and
- Observe and analyze community needs and social injustices.
To meet the criteria of the Service Experience, students are expected to successfully complete the following learning activity:
- Students must complete and document their 200 hours of service PRIOR to submitting their Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Service Engagement reflection.
- Service hours must be documented in the University ServScript Program by the end of the semester in which the service is completed.
Service Reflection and Evaluation
Utilizing the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society web portal, students will respond to the following reflection prompts relating to their service experiences. These responses will be evaluated as part of the process of completion of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Program. Students should have their responses reviewed and, if appropriate, edited prior to submission.
Service Reflection Prompts
For each response, please provide specific examples.
Describe your service experience. What knowledge and skills were you able to utilize to benefit a specific community need and larger social issue?
How has your service experience enhanced your capacity to have compassion for others?
Based on your service experience, what have you learned about this specific community need or injustice and how might you contribute to its long term solution?
Based on your service experience, what specific practices of responsible citizenship will you commit to and how will this be evident in your life in the immediate and distant future?