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Service courses must meet the following criteria:

  • Course could range from 1-6 credit hours and includes 4 or more hours of service related activities.

  • Service aims at the development of civic education for participants in addition to fulfilling learning outcome(s).

  • Course options ensure that no student is required to participate in a service placement that creates a religious, political, and/or moral conflict for the student.

  • Service to the community is reciprocal and is determined based on the community’s needs.

  • Academic material is clearly linked to the service experience.

  • Explicit reflection activities are utilized to assess the learning outcomes tied to the service activity.

Further Information

For more details see our  S(ervice) Designation Overview

If you would like support in developing your course or learning more about academic community engagement, please contact our academic community engagement coordinator at 304-293-8761 or